Top 25 Emerging Leaders
Jim Pursley, 39
Chief commercial officer, Livongo Health
Jim Pursley works in healthcare because health is the foundational element of life.
"Without our health, all the talent, wealth and opportunities afforded to us go unrecognized. Health is a foundational element that we often take for granted yet is absolutely necessary for us to achieve all we're capable of and dream of," he said.
In which TV medical drama would you star? "Grey's Anatomy"
What musician do you dream of performing at your next birthday celebration? Bruce Springsteen
What superhero are you? Captain America
Pursley has been chief commercial officer at Livongo Health since it launched in 2014. In that time, he's helped the company and its revenue grow more than 10 times larger. Livongo, a digital health company, prides itself on reducing the daily burdens of people living with chronic conditions.
"Being able to fight, advocate and push for a healthier world and give people the gift of better health is something that is incredibly exciting, motivating, inspiring and deeply personal because we all are impacted by our health and (possible) lack of," he said.
The medical-technology company developed a partnership with Cambia Health Solutions for a personalized care product. Livongo Health is also listed on Forbes' Next Billion-Dollar Startups list.
"Helping our clients and partners make performance changes to how we interact and engage with healthcare, and collectively build a better world, is what I love about my job," he said.