Episode 63 John Olajide, Founder and CEO Axxess

Since Olajide founded Axxess as a consulting firm in 2007, Axxess has grown rapidly, and today more than 7,000 organizations serving more than 2 million patients have used Axxess software and services to make care in the home easy and make lives better. 

John Olajide is founder and CEO of Axxess, the leading home healthcare technology company in North America. In this role, he leads the strategic vision and direction of the company and oversees more than 300 employees at Axxess’ headquarters in Dallas and other locations throughout the U.S. He is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services delivered to patients in their homes by empowering healthcare organizations with state-of-the-art software solutions. 

Olajide’s vision for Axxess began while earning a degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating in 2004, he founded Axxess and worked with colleagues to create The Axxess Way, a concise, living document detailing a standard for maintaining a collaborative, transparent work environment focused on constant innovation that enables people to succeed. This daily commitment to maintaining an inclusive culture has led Axxess to win numerous awards nationally for being a “Best Place to Work.”

In addition, giving back to the community and supporting humanitarian efforts is a foundational value Olajide has instilled at Axxess. Through Axxess’ corporate citizenship efforts, Olajide has benefited numerous Dallas organizations, including Dallas ISD’s Kennedy-Curry Middle School, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Women’s Foundation, Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities, Business Council for the Arts, Minnie’s Food Pantry, The Senior Source and the Visiting Nurses Association of Texas, among others.

In October 2019, Axxess announced the largest-ever scholarship endowment program for computer science and engineering students at the University of Texas at Dallas. Olajide was recently named 2019 Humanitarian of the Year by Grace for Impact, an international non-profit organization focused on providing access to high-quality healthcare.

In 2015 Olajide became the youngest person ever honored as a distinguished alumnus by the University of Texas at Dallas, and in 2018 was named to the school’s executive board. In addition to other civic and community boards, Olajide is the 2020 chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s board of directors and executive committee, and has chaired its innovation and capital task force. He also sits on the board of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center.

Episode 63 John Olajide, Founder and CEO of Axxess

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