Co-Founder & Partner
Joe Swedish is a Co-Founder & Partner at Concord and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee.
Mr. Swedish has more than 44 years of healthcare leadership experience. Most recently, Mr. Swedish was Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc. He also served for more than 25 years as CEO for several major health systems, most recently Trinity Health, a 22-state integrated health care delivery system.
While he was CEO of Trinity Health, Mr. Swedish assisted in the creation of the Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund, a private equity fund managed by the Heritage Group. Previously, he held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health and Hospital Corporation of America.
Mr. Swedish has been extensively recognized for his leadership in the healthcare field. For 12 years in a row, Modern Healthcare named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. In 2016, Mr. Swedish was one of five health care leaders named to Crain Communications’ Top 100 Innovators list. He is also a recipient of the one of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year, regarded as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country.
Mr. Swedish’s commitment to education, public service, diversity and inclusion, and better health care for all extends to his numerous board affiliations. He serves on the board of directors for IBM, CDW, Proteus Digital Health, Mesoblast, and Centrexion Therapeutics.
He recently served as chairman of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and a member of the Duke Margolis External Advisory Board. Previously, Mr. Swedish served as chairman of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management and the Catholic Health Association.
He has also held board and advisory positions with AHIP, Coventry Health Care, Inc., RehabCare Group, Inc., Cross Country, Inc., AHA, National Quality Forum and Loyola University Chicago. Mr. Swedish received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his M.S. in Health Administration from Duke University.