29: Data Powered, People Centered, with Rajeev Singh, CEO and Chairperson, Accolade
Meet Rajeev Singh:
Rajeev Singh is the Accolade CEO and Chairperson. Accolade is transforming employer health benefits programs through providing personalized, continuous and integrated health services. Rajeev is also a board member of Avalara and Amperity, and a Trustee of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. Previously, Rajeev was the Co-founder, President and COO of Concur Technologies, which was sold to SAP for $8.3 billion. He graduated with a B.S.E. from Western Michigan University.
Rajeev Singh is a successful entrepreneur who pivoted to healthcare to make tangible, positive change in people’s lives.
- Identity. Like many entrepreneurs, Rajeev saw his company as part of his identity. After he sold Concur Technology, Rajeev went through a period of depression. He took nine months to reinspect his identity and rediscover himself before he was ready for the next challenge. (9:18)
- Leadership. Rajeev shares that sometimes leaders try to replicate a leadership style they read about in a book. He encourages leaders to be themselves, and embrace their unique strengths. Don’t copy someone else, be you. (10:51)
- Introspection. Entrepreneurship is rewarding, but inspect and understand your motives first. Do you love creating things from scratch and can’t image your life any other way? Then follow your entrepreneurial dreams! If you just want to make money, maybe do something else. (32:52)
This episode is hosted by Gary Bisbee, Ph.D. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Think Medium.