CEO of Recuro Health / Founding CEO of Back To Space
Michael Gorton is a 14-time serial entrepreneur, company builder and recognized pioneer of telemedicine who found and led telehealth giant Teladoc to create what is now a trillion dollar industry globally.
Throughout Michael’s executive career, he has founded and led industry-changing companies. As CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC), Michael led a telemedicine company that was named by MIT as one of the Top 50 Smartest Companies in the World. Teladoc is now the world’s leading telemedicine company with a market cap in the tens of billions of dollars. Following Teladoc, Gorton was the founding CEO of Principal Solar (OTCPK:PSWW), a public company he led to become one of the thought leaders in the solar industry worldwide, that delivered nearly 400 megawatts of sustainable electricity, enough to run approximately 70,000 American homes. With Internet Global, he led the company from concept to the #1 ranked Internet provider in North Texas and the construction of the world’s first DSL network and one of the first national VOIP networks.
Michael currently serves as CEO of his new venture Recuro Health, transforming the U.S. healthcare system, and a founding CEO of Back To Space, LLC (B2S), a for-profit impact company designed to inspire the next generation to develop an innate love of science, engineering and space.
In addition to his success as an entrepreneur, Michael also has established his status as a thought Leader and best-selling author through numerous awards. His current book: Broken Handoff ranked the #1 M&A Business book of 2019. His prior book Forefathers and Founding Fathers reached the #1 best seller status on Amazon’s historic fiction chart in 2017.