Tom Spann

“It’s my job to create a work environment where our employees can give their best to the families and customers we serve while growing and living the life they want to live.”

Tom Spann was the founding CEO of Accolade. In that role, he grew Accolade to a 700-person organization that proved that by giving people one place to go, delighting them with amazing service, building a strong personal relationship, and uncovering and supporting their real healthcare needs, they could re-define consumer engagement in healthcare and consistently deliver savings.

During that time, Accolade was ranked as the fastest growing company in healthcare in the Inc. 500/5000 from 2009-2011 and a top 20 fastest growing in healthcare from 2012-2014. Accolade was also named one of America’s 25 Most Promising Companies. In 2015, Tom received the Philadelphia Region “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young.

Tom is motivated by making a “meaningful and positive difference” in the nation’s healthcare system and the lives of American families by showing the power of behavioral science and relationships as a force for people making and acting on good healthcare decisions. He previously served as senior managing partner at Accenture, where he led the North America Products Group, a $2 billion, 10,000-employee operating unit that included all of Accenture’s clients in Health & Life Sciences.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

He and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters: Jenny and Meredith.