C-suite career advice: George Gray, Ivenix, Inc

"In the IT world people need to be good problem solvers and able to give and accept feedback without taking it personally."

Name:  George Gray

Company: Ivenix, Inc

Job Title: Chief Technology Officer, VP of R&D

Location: North Andover, Massachusetts

George Gray joined Ivenix in December 2011 as Vice President of Software Development and Chief Information Architect, and later served as CTO and VP of Software & Information Systems. He is responsible for overseeing all research and development activities, as well as user experience design and testing. Gray comes to Ivenix with more than 25 years of healthcare experience in clinical information systems, clinical analytics and patient monitoring. Prior to joining Ivenix, Gray was a Senior Architect at Philips Healthcare for both the Intellivue Clinical Information Portfolio and Intellivue Information Center.

What was the most valuable piece of career advice that you received? Early in my career a high-level executive advised me to actively manage my career. Of course, as an employee of a company, you want to be doing the right thing for the company and work hard to make the company successful. But at the end of the day, your career will span multiple companies and multiple opportunities within companies. You should always be aware of where you want to be and what you want to do. In the end, this will create a discipline of regularly checking that you're on the right path and will increase your overall job satisfaction.

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