Management Team

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Glen Tullman, Managing Partner

Glen Tullman is Chief Executive Officer of Livongo Health™. Tullman is also a successful entrepreneur and co-founder and Managing Partner of 7wire Ventures, a Chicago-based investment firm focused on healthcare and education. Tullman most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX), the leading global provider of Electronic Health Records, Practice Management and Electronic Prescribing systems. He led Allscripts’ IPO and secondary offerings. Under his leadership, revenues grew from $30 million in 1997 to more than $1.4 billion in 2012. Tullman stepped down in December 2012.

Prior to joining Allscripts, 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. Enterprise was sold to McKesson HBOC (NYSE: MCK).

Tullman has founded or co-founded a number of ventures including one of the country’s leading solar energy companies, SoCore Energy, recently sold to Edison Ventures, and a digital education company, digedu, and holds investments in several ventures focused on mobile and cloud-based health solutions. A strong proponent of philanthropy, he serves as a Chancellor to the International Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

 


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Lee Shapiro, Managing Partner

Lee Shapiro is Managing Partner at 7wire Ventures, an investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. He serves on the boards of Medidata Solutions [NASDAQ:MDSO], Healthways [NASDAQ:HWAY], and Aptus Health (f/k/a Physicians Interactive Holdings, a Merck subsidiary [NYSE:MRK]).  He is also active with the 7wire portfolio and serves on the boards of Livongo Health, Ayogo Health, Carebox, Zest Health (Chairman), Modern Teacher (past Chairman), and Education Funding Partners.

As President of Allscripts [NASDAQ:MDRX] from 2001 through 2012, his leadership was central to over $4B in mergers, acquisitions and financings. He oversaw the company's strategy, international operations, business development and partnerships, health plan initiatives and entrepreneurial business investments.

He is a member of the Northwestern’s Kellogg Innovation Network Advisory Board, the University of Chicago Innovation Fund Advisory Committee, The Qualcomm Life Advisory Council and is on the advisory board for the Center of Digital Innovation in Health in Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Lee is a member of the National Board of Directors of the American Heart Association.  He has also served as an officer and director of the Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation (GIRF), where he is now on the advisory board. Lee earned his JD degree from The University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Accounting from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

 

 


Robert Garber, Partner

Robert is currently a Partner at 7wire Ventures, where he focuses on investments in healthcare IT, mobile & digital healthcare, and technology-enabled services that empower consumers in today’s changing healthcare eco-system.  Previously, Robert served as Managing Director of Stratus Ventures where he focused on early and growth-stage companies leveraging technology to develop compelling products and services. At Stratus, Robert provided executive-level advisory and interim management services to companies seeking growth through strategic, operational and financial initiatives.

While at Stratus, Robert served as Chief Executive Officer of National Direct Packaging, a leading B2B/B2C ecommerce company focused on the packaging industry. At NDP, Robert drove business development efforts resulting in an increase of over 300 wholesale customers and led the implementation of a SaaS-based, enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that dramatically reduced inventory, streamlined operations and improved same-day order fulfillment. NDP was acquired in 2013.

Until 2013, Robert also served as Managing Director of KB Partners, a $100M technology and healthcare venture fund which he joined in 1997. At KB Partners Robert focused on investments in software, IT infrastructure, healthcare technology, and technology-enabled services. While at KB Partners, Robert lead or participated in the investment of over $44 million.

Prior to joining KB Partners, Robert served as Director of Corporate Development for FastWeb.com, a Web-based direct marketing company now owned by Monster, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNST). He joined FastWEB.com after serving as Director of Application Consulting for TechLaw Automation Partners, a technology consultancy focused exclusively on the legal industry. Robert was recruited to TechLaw Automation Partners from Gnossos Software, a software developer of applications for the public affairs, academic, and non-profit markets, where he was a key member of the development team.

Robert received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


Tom Main, Partner

Tom Main is a Partner of 7wire Ventures where he plays a key role in driving thought leadership on Health Market 2.0 and maintaining a strategic market / investment map for the overall portfolio.  Tom is deeply involved in origination and digs in with the 7wire portfolio companies on strategy, product roadmap and commercialization. 

Prior to joining 7wire Ventures, Tom served as U.S. Market Leader for the Oliver Wyman Health and Life Sciences practice and was the driving force behind the foundation of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center. Over the last five years Tom has dedicated himself and Oliver Wyman to creating a strategic roadmap for the industry, working through the Innovation Center’s Leaders Alliance – a community of forty CEOs – to accelerate value-based care models and pivot the market from being physician centric to consumer led.   

Tom also founded and led ChapterHouse, a strategic advisory business specializing in healthcare, where he excelled at thought leadership and served many of the health industry’s senior leadership teams and boards.  Through Tom’s leadership, ChapterHouse became a recognized national brand and maintained a twenty five percent annual growth rate over a twelve year period.  Tom merged ChapterHouse into Oliver Wyman, creating the foundation for Oliver Wyman’s healthcare practice. 

Prior to starting ChapterHouse, Tom led strategy and corporate development for Aetna, working to transform the company from insurance to managed care.  Tom supported a series of acquisitions and led the strategy process during the company’s initial efforts to deploy managed care capabilities – HMOs, PPOs, PBMs and Behavior Health – into geographic markets and across funding sources.   Tom also spent his early days with American Hospital Supply Corporation and Baxter Healthcare learning the product and distribution side of the business where he worked across product lines in the U.S. and in Europe.   

Tom is a recognized healthcare thought leader with articles published in The Atlantic, Forbes, WIRED and Entrepreneur.  He has shared his vision for Health 2.0 through his widely distributed and thought provoking white paper series; The Quiet Healthcare Revolution, The Volume to Value Revolution, The Patient to Consumer Revolution and, most recently, The Marketplace Revolution.

Tom has worked with and advised more than one hundred health and wellness organizations ranging from health systems to precision medicine. He serves on the boards of Envision and Livongo Health and the advisory boards of Alignment Healthcare and Welltok. He is also an observer of the Zest Health board.

Tom holds an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BA in business from Miami University of Ohio. 

 


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Scott Leisher, Operating Partner

Scott Leisher is currently an Operating Partner at 7wire Ventures, the Chicago-based investment firm focused on the healthcare and education markets. He also serves as an Advisor for Livongo Health and Zest Health, two of the portfolio companies, assisting each in the execution of their strategy and goals.

Prior to joining 7wire Ventures, Scott was an executive at Allscripts Healthcare [NASDAQ:MDRX] from 1998 until the end of 2015. During his tenure at Allscripts, he held the role of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, was responsible for the national and enterprise level client base and was a member of the executive leadership team helping to create and execute on the company strategy.  Additionally, while President of the ePrescribing business unit, he drove the development and launch of the National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative (NEPSI).  NEPSI was a Allscripts' led coalition which included Dell, Cisco, Microsoft, Google, Sprint, Wolters Kluwer, Aetna, Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, SureScripts as well as others and provided a cloud-based electronic prescribing solution to every licensed provider across the country resulting in a broad adoption of technology by providers and a significant reduction in medication errors.  Allscripts' annual revenue grew from $30 million to approximately $1.5 billion during his tenure at the company.

Prior to joining Allscripts, he was a Senior Vice President at CCC Information Services, a technology and information services company delivering business process improvement solutions to the insurance industry from 1986 to 1998.

Scott holds investments in a number of ventures focused on mobile, cloud-based and innovative healthcare solutions and has been an active investor in early and mid stage companies in the healthcare and education markets for over 20 years.

He is on the board of CURE Epilepsy, the leading independent organization committed to funding research in epilepsy.  He is also on the alumni board of Community Health, one of the largest free health clinics in the country. 


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Derek Lindblom, Vice President & Chief of Staff

Derek is Vice President & Chief of Staff at 7wire Ventures, where he works with early-mid stage companies.  His focus is in healthcare and other industries where there is both strong disruptive growth potential and the opportunity to help solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.  Derek works with the leadership of portfolio companies to maximize their growth and performance, as well as evaluating new investment opportunities for 7wire.

Previously, Derek served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor’s Economic Council in the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office where he led teams designing, creating, and implementing internal reforms and economic policy for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as well as serving as the City’s lead policy negotiator on several major reforms.

Before his time at the Mayor’s Office, Derek was a Case Team Leader for Bain & Company where he led consulting teams on corporate strategy projects. His principal focuses at Bain were growth strategy and turnaround strategy, with multiple engagements in healthcare as well as other industries.  He has also worked as a Legislative Aide in the United States Senate on the Senate Judiciary Committee and for Senator Charles Schumer, as well as on several political campaigns.  Derek graduated Harvard College magna cum laude and Harvard Law School cum laude, where he was President of the Harvard Law & Policy Review.  In his spare time Derek enjoys traveling to new places, playing basketball, reading, and doing triathlons.