John Olajide Named Chair-Elect Of Dallas Regional Chamber
DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2019
DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- John Olajide, founder and CEO of Axxess, the fastest-growing home healthcare technology company, has been selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber's Board of Directors as the organization's Chair for 2020.
This year, Chris Nielsen, Executive Vice President for Product Support at Toyota North America, succeeds John Stephens, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AT&T Inc., as Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber. Olajide will serve as Chair-elect in 2019, and then succeed Nielsen as Chair in January 2020.
"John has made valuable contributions to the Dallas Regional Chamber over the past several years as a member of our Executive Committee, and as Chair of our Innovation and Capital Task Force," said Dale Petroskey, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. "He's a proven leader with a clear vision and lots of positive energy who has built a highly successful business in a very short time. With his unique background, relative youth, and intimate knowledge of the technology and entrepreneurial sectors, he'll bring a fresh perspective as our Chair in 2020."
Added Olajide: "Under Dale's leadership the Dallas Regional Chamber has become the best chamber organization in the country, and I gain tremendous value through my engagement. I am honored and humbled by the Board's recognition of my contributions, and I look forward to supporting Chris's leadership this year."
The 38-year-old Olajide's vision for Axxess began while earning a degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating in 2004, Olajide continued working within the home healthcare industry and learning about its unique needs. By 2007, he knew he wanted to create a special company to make lives better by advancing home healthcare. Since introducing its flagship software in 2011, Axxess' solutions are used by more Medicare-certified home care organizations than any other home healthcare software provider.
Olajide was a finalist for the Tech Titans Emerging Company CEO of the Year Award in 2017, and was recently named by the Dallas Business Journal as among "20 Healthcare Innovators You Need to Know in North Texas."
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 his involvement with the Dallas Regional Chamber and other civic and community boards, Olajide also sits on the board of the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center.
Axxess is the fastest-growing home healthcare technology company, providing solutions that improve care for more than 2 million patients in North America and are trusted by more than 7,000 organizations. Axxess offers a complete suite of easy-to-use, innovative software solutions, empowering home health, home care and hospice providers to grow their business while making lives better. The company's collaborative culture focused on innovation and excellence is recognized nationally as a "Best Place to Work." To learn more about Axxess, go to www.axxess.com.
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