Charlie Lougheed is the CEO and co-founder of Axuall. Built with leading healthcare systems, Axuall is a workforce intelligence company built on top of a national real-time practitioner data network that enables healthcare systems, staffing firms, telehealth, and health plans to dramatically reduce onboarding and enrollment time while also providing unique, powerful data insights for network planning, analytics, and reporting.
Charlie also co-founded and co-funded Explorys, now IBM Watson Health, in 2009 as a spin-off from Cleveland Clinic. Explorys became the leader in healthcare big data and value-based-care analytics, spanning hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and over 60 million patients across the United States.
Prior to Explorys, Charlie co-founded Everstream in 1999, which later became the market leader in broadband and content analytics before being acquired by Concurrent in 2005. There he served as Chief Technology Officer and later President as the company enabling the world’s largest telecommunication and broadband media companies to leverage their data to exponentially scale their networks and broker better deals with their content providers.
Charlie is a frequent speaker at industry events and meetings including The White House, National Public Radio, This Week in Health IT, Health Unchained, Money Matters, John Carroll University School of Business Symposiums, Harvard Business School Alumni Club, North Coast Angel Fund Conferences, Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit, StartupScalup, CryptoCleveland, Data Days, Plug and Play, World of Watson, Blockland, DHG National Symposium, the HIMSS Conference, and the Health 2.0 Summit.
Charlie is also an active leader in his community, serving as co-founder and board member of Unify Labs, Chairman of The Lougheed Initiative Foundation, vice Chairman of Friends of Breakthrough Schools, United Way board member, and Chairman of the Galen Foundation. He is a principal partner in 23Bell, the investment group that led the initial round of financing for Explorys, as well as a member of the North Coast Angel Fund.