Joe Gagnon

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Gagnon is the Chief Executive Officer of 1upHealth, responsible for leading the development of healthcare’s FHIR® data cloud. A creator and explorer, Joe is a seasoned entrepreneur and enterprise executive with 20+ years of CXO experience. In addition to his role at 1upHealth, Joe is the founder of The High Performance Life, an avid blogger, and the co-host of the Chasing Tomorrow podcast. Prior to joining 1upHealth, Joe has held CEO positions at Sparkcentral and Exit41. He has also held President positions at Penn Foster and e-Dialog, and was Global Leader of IBM’s Retail business.

A firm believer in the parallel challenges of leading a company and pushing physical fitness limitations, Joe is also an accomplished endurance athlete. He has completed six Ironman Triathlons, 87 marathon distance races, and in 2017, he ran a marathon on six continents in six days. A published author, his book Living the High Performance Life is a handbook for life and achieving more than we think we can.

Fun Fact

“I’ve written a daily blog about mental toughness, creative problem solving, leadership, and personal effectiveness each day for the last 10 years.”


“There is a deep level of satisfaction that comes from making a commitment and delivering on what we say we are going to do.”