Glen Tullman

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Glen E. Tullman
Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo Health
Glen Tullman, CEO of Livongo Health
Born (1959-08-12) August 12, 1959 (age 57)
Nationality American
Occupation Managing Partner
Organization 7wire Ventures

Glen E. Tullman is chief executive officer of Livongo Health,[1] a consumer digital health company. He is an American entrepreneur and investor who has built, run, and sold businesses across a range of industries. He is currently Managing Partner at 7wire Ventures, a firm that provides funding and operating guidance to companies who can make a difference addressing key social issues including healthcare, education, and energy but the firm considers innovative ideas where it can add value in a broad range of areas.[2] The firm sold SoCore Energy, the country’s leading mid-market solar commercial installer and owner, to Edison International.[3]

Tullman also serves as Executive Chairman of EosHealth and ArgoTea, and is the co-founder of ZestHealth and co-owner of Ignite Glass Studios, a state-of-the-art glassblowing and events location in Chicago’s west loop neighborhood.[4] Glen is also a Board Member of digedu, a classroom technology startup,[5] Shareable Ink,[6] and WiserTogether. He is a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation[7] as well as a regular contributor to on its Leadership Channel and many other publications.[8]

Early life[edit]

Tullman was born on August 12, 1959, in Highland Park, IL. He is the youngest of six children. He graduated from New Providence High School in New Providence, New Jersey in 1977.


Prior to starting 7wire Ventures with Lee Shapiro, Tullman served as Chief ExecutiveOfficer of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ: MDRX).

Tullman joined Allscripts as CEO in August 1997.[9] He led Allscripts’ Initial Public Offering and secondary offerings of the company and in August 2010, he led the $1.3 billion merger with Eclipsys Corporation.[10] Tullman announced he would be stepping down from his CEO position at Allscripts on December 19, 2012.[4]

Tullman was CEO of Enterprise Systems, a leading healthcare-information services company providing resource-management solutions to large, integrated healthcare networks. Tullman led its IPO and secondary offerings before a successful sale to McKesson Corporation (then HBOC).

From 1983 to 1994, Tullman also served in a number of management roles, including president and chief operating officer of CCC Information Services, a provider of information systems to property and casualty insurers. Under his leadership, the company grew from $17 million to more than $100 million in revenue.

Tullman also founded the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI)[11] a coalition of technology and healthcare companies with the objective of providing free electronic prescribing to every physician in America. Today, more than 25 million prescriptions are written on the software.

Outside of work, Tullman serves as a Board Member for World Business Chicago, and also on the International Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). He has recently been designated a Chancellor for JDRF. In May 2009, he was recognized as “Person of the Year” by the Illinois chapter of JDRF for his years of work across many areas of the JDRF organization including his early funding of the Artificial Pancreas Project, which is now far along in clinical trials, and fundraising.

He has also served as a guest lecturer at the Harvard School of Business in Boston, MA and the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, PA.


Healthcare IT News named him (by a 66 percent margin) “the vendor-based leader who advanced the cause of healthcare IT furthest in 2008.” Similarly, Health Data Management named Tullman the “EHR Game Changer” in October 2010.

Tullman has also been recognized as a CityLIGHTS CEO of the Year by the Illinois Information Technology Association, an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the technology category for the Midwest region and, most recently, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.


  • September 2013: Civic Leadership Award from StreetWise [12]
  • November 2011: Massachusetts Medical Law Report’s RX for Excellence Award
  • October 2011: CHIME Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives
  • October 2010: Health Data Management names Tullman the “EHR Game Changer”
  • February 2010: Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
  • May 2009: “Person of the Year” by the Illinois chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for the Artificial Pancreas Project
  • December 2008: Healthcare IT News names Tullman “the vendor-based leader who advanced the cause of healthcare IT furthest in 2008”
  • June 2008: Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • March 2006: CEO of the Year by the Illinois Information Technology Association


After receiving his undergraduate degree in 1981 in economics and psychology from Bucknell University, Tullman joined the Executive Office of the President of the United States in Washington, D.C., and later accepted a Rotary Fellowship to study social anthropology at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, England. He also completed the Delivering Information Services (DIS) program at Harvard Business School Executive Education.[citation needed]


  • Tullman, G. (2013, August).Embrace Mobile Technology in the Classroom. Chicago Tribune
  • Tullman, G. (2013, May). Interoperability and What To Do About It. Becker's Health Review.
  • Tullman, G. (2013, May). Impatient About Electronic Health Records. Health Data Management.
  • Tullman, G. (2011). Today’s EHR Choice Is Critical To A Physician Practice’s Future Success. A View From The Top: Reflections Of Leaders In The Electronic Health Record Industry. New York: Springer.
  • Tullman, G. (2011). The Future Of Healthcare: A Radical Shift To A New Operating System For Health. The New Shift Age: The Future Of Healthcare In America.
  • Tullman, G. (2010, August). All Of Us Are Smarter Than Any Of Us: Welcome To The Community. Healthcare It News.
  • Tullman, G. (2010, August). Guest Blog: Changing Healthcare From The Inside Out. Healthcare It News.
  • Tullman G. (2010, June). Glen Tullman’s 10 For ‘10: Top 10 Healthcare It Trends For 2010.[13]
  • Tullman, G. (2010, January). Leadership Is More Important Than Technology.[14]
  • Tullman, G. (2008, October). Software Silos – The End Of The Beginning.[15]
  • Tullman, G. (2008, May). Physicians Will Benefit From EMR Market Consolidation. Healthcare It News.
  • Tullman, G. (2007). Best Demonstrated Practices In Ambulatory Care: Driving Adoption Of Electronic Records. Paper Kills: Transforming Health And Healthcare With Information Technology.

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