Nabil is based in San Francisco and manages implementations for our enterprise customers
What was the main reason you joined Vim?
Coming from a background of both public health and technology, I was looking for a way to apply my skills in both areas. What drew me to Vim more than anything was the core value of wanting to fix a very broken healthcare system.
What made you decide to move away from traditional public health to work for a startup?
My vision for working in the healthcare/public health field was to go the traditional route of working on improving healthcare in lower socioeconomic settings abroad. My goal was always to work on something with meaningful, sustainable impact and I’ve worked on healthcare projects in multiple continents with a variety of communities and interventions. The reality is, the healthcare system in the US is just as broken, if not more so than in the countries I had originally focussed on in my career. Technology is a tool that has the potential to affect real change and Vim has the right ideas and strategies on how to use it.
What’s your project management strategy?
I think the most important aspect of project management is to have strong relationships with your teams and develop trust. It becomes exceedingly critical to work with a team you can rely on to consistently deliver, especially when the stakes are high and timelines are tight. Clients come in all shapes and sizes and in varying degrees of responsiveness, reliability, commitment, etc. As a project manager, you are hardwired to try to control as many aspects of implementation as possible, which can be challenging when working in healthcare. Luckily, the team at Vim truly rolls with the punches and consistently delivers results at the highest level.
What three adjectives would you use to describe the Vim culture?
Dedicated, driven, and exciting
What is your spirit animal and why?
Elephant – Strong, compassionate, and I like having my tribe with me!
What is your proudest achievement?
I finished up my MPH a few months after my first son was born. I now have 2 sons under age 4, so I’m definitely lacking in the sleep department. I feel incredibly proud of my ability to manage my time to make sure I can be there for my family, while still staying dedicated and focused on my work. My manager and team at Vim have been incredibly supportive of maintaining this balance.