John Olajide is founder and CEO of Axxess, the leading home healthcare technology company in North America. In this role, he leads the strategic vision and direction of the company and oversees more than 500 employees at Axxess’ headquarters in Dallas and other locations around the world. He is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare services delivered to patients in their homes by empowering healthcare organizations with state-of-the-art software solutions.
Since Olajide founded Axxess as a consulting firm in 2007, Axxess has grown rapidly, and today more than 8,000 organizations serving more than 2 million patients have used Axxess software and services to make care in the home easy and make lives better. In 2020, D CEO magazine named Olajide the Outstanding Healthcare Executive of the Year and he currently serves on the board of directors for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.
Olajide’s vision for Axxess began while earning a degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating in 2004, he founded Axxess and worked with colleagues to create The Axxess Way, a concise, living document detailing a standard for maintaining a collaborative, transparent work environment focused on constant innovation that enables people to succeed. This daily commitment to maintaining an inclusive culture has led Axxess to win numerous awards nationally for being a “Best Place to Work,” and in 2021 the Dallas Business Journal recognized Olajide during its first-ever Leaders in Diversity Awards.
In addition, giving back to the community and supporting humanitarian efforts is a foundational value Olajide has instilled at Axxess. Through Axxess’ corporate citizenship efforts, Olajide has benefited numerous Dallas organizations, including Dallas ISD’s Kennedy-Curry Middle School, Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, University of Texas at Dallas and the Texas Women’s Foundation, among others. He serves as a board member of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
In October 2019, Axxess announced the largest-ever scholarship endowment program for computer science and engineering students at the University of Texas at Dallas. Olajide was named 2019 Humanitarian of the Year by Grace for Impact, an international non-profit organization focused on providing access to high-quality healthcare.
Olajide maintains an active interest in Nigerian affairs. He recently made a multi-million-dollar commitment to support an agriculture project in Ekiti State. He also serves on the board of the Presidential Precinct, which engages and inspires emerging leaders to address challenges in their own countries.
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. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System.
In addition to serving on other civic and community boards, Olajide in 2020 was the youngest-ever chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s board of directors and executive committee. Among other accomplishments, he led the Dallas business community through the COVID-19 pandemic and shepherded the DRC to create a permanent board-led council to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.