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 59)
Nationality American
Occupation CEO | Managing Partner
Organization Livongo | 7wire Ventures

Glen E. Tullman is Chief Executive Officer of Livongo Health[1][2], 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 also serves as Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 7wireVentures, a $100M venture firm[3] that is focused on investing in healthcare firms with a focus on the "Intelligent, Connected, Health Consumer."[4]

Previously, Tullman was CEO of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), one of the country’s largest electronic health record and health information technology companies. Tullman grew Allscripts to more than $1.4B and took the company public. Tullman also co-founded SoCore Energy, the country’s top mid-market solar commercial installer and owner, and then sold it to Edison International[5].

Tullman currently serves as Executive Chairman of ArgoTea, is a co-founder and board member of ZestHealth, and owns Ignite Glass Studios, a venue featuring glassblowing classes[6], hand-blown glass art exhibits, and space for hosting events in Chicago’s west loop neighborhood[7].

Glen founded a predecessor technology company, Modern Teacher[8], a classroom technology startup, and currently serves on the Board, and is an investor in WiserTogether, a crowd sourced healthcare information company. He is a Chancellor to the International Board of JDRF [9] [10]as well as a contributor to Forbes[11] since August 2011.

Early life and Education[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.

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.


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

Tullman joined Allscripts as CEO in August 1997 and he announced he would be stepping down from his CEO position at Allscripts on December 19, 2012.[12]. 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[13].

Previously, Tullman was CEO of Enterprise Systems, a 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) 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 was designated a Chancellor on the International Board of Directors of JDRF, where he previously served as Board Member. 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.

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • February 2017: recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the 50 Names in Chicago Tech you Need to Know Now[14][15]
  • September 2013: Civic Leadership Award from StreetWise [16]
  • 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 in the technology category for the Midwest region
  • March 2006: CityLIGHTS CEO of the Year by the Illinois Information Technology Association


  • 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.[17]
  • Tullman, G. (2010, January). Leadership Is More Important Than Technology.[18]
  • Tullman, G. (2008, October). Software Silos – The End Of The Beginning.[19]
  • 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.


  1. ^ Shieber, Jonathan (Sep 10, 2014). "Allscripts Ex-CEO Glen Tullman Launches Livongo Health At Disrupt, Backed By General Catalyst". TechCrunch.
  2. ^ Saporito, Bill (Dec 19, 2015). "Why This CEO Left a $2 Billion Company to Go Change the World". Inc. Magazine.
  3. ^ BAUM, STEPHANIE (Jan 13, 2017). "7wire Ventures is raising a $100M+ fund investing in consumer-oriented digital health". MedCityNews.
  4. ^ "The 7wire Vision". Retrieved Aug 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Chicago's SoCore Energy to be purchased by California utility". Chicago Tribune. July 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "West Town glass studio teaches teens artistry and entrepreneurship". ABC7 Chicago. Nov 1, 2014.
  7. ^ KAPOS, SHIA (April 13, 2013). "Glen Tullman: Life after Allscripts". Crain's Chicago Business.
  8. ^ PLETZ, JOHN (Jan 7, 2014). "Glen Tullman is getting schooled in classroom tech". Crain's Chicago Business.
  9. ^ "Chicago Healthcare Entrepreneur Glen Tullman Donates $1 Million to Support JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project". JDRF. Dec 4, 2008.
  10. ^ "JDRF Illinois Names Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman 'Best of Illinois' for His Efforts to Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes". JDRF. May 26, 2009.
  11. ^ "Forbes Contributor: Glen Tullman. I write about how entrepreneurship and innovation advance our world". Retrieved Aug 7, 2017.
  12. ^ Selvam, Ashok (Dec 19, 2012). "Allscripts CEO Tullman steps down". Modern Healthcare.
  13. ^ Miliard, Mike (Jun 9, 2010). "Allscripts, Eclipsys to merge in $1.3 billion deal". Healthcare IT News.
  14. ^ "50 Names in Chicago Tech". Feb 4, 2017.
  15. ^ "What's a serial entrepreneur to do when the world is topsy-turvy?". Feb 4, 2017.
  16. ^ "Glen Tullman asks, 'What kind of America is this?'".
  17. ^ "HISTalk - Top 10 Healthcare IT Trend for 2010".
  18. ^ "Healthcare Management Technology - Leadership is more important than technology".
  19. ^ "Histalk Software Silos – The End Of The Beginning". HISTalk.