Jeff Arnold is chairman and chief executive officer of Sharecare, a digital health company he founded with Dr. Mehmet Oz to help each person – no matter where they are in their health journey – build a longer, better life by enabling health transformation at the individual, organizational and community level. Sharecare’s comprehensive platform enables people to go from assessment to action, and connect to the personalized information, evidence-based programs, benefits, community resources and health services they need to live their best lives.
Previously, Arnold was chairman and CEO of HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning online resource used by millions of people each month, which he sold to Discovery Communications, where he served as chief digital strategy officer and chief architect of The Curiosity Project until December 2011.
In 1998, he founded and served as CEO of WebMD, the first healthcare company to harness the power of the Internet to create a destination for consumers, healthcare institutions and physicians to find trustworthy medical information. Prior to WebMD, Arnold founded Quality Diagnostic Services (QDS), a cardiac arrhythmia monitoring company that was one of the first organizations to use the concept of telemedicine over 25 years ago.
Arnold has been widely recognized for his innovative contributions to media, healthcare and technology throughout the years, including EY naming him Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Southeast twice – first in 1999 after founding WebMD and again in 2019 for Sharecare – making him one of only a handful of winners in history to receive the award for two different companies. He also was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement and named a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum; and Johns Hopkins University presented him with the Blumenthal Award in recognition of his exceptional ability to bridge business and technology. For his superior contributions to the advancement of nursing and health care on both a national and global level, he was inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, as an honorary member. His achievements and leadership also are widely recognized across his home state of Georgia, where he received the prestigious Phoenix Award, which honors companies and individuals who embody strength, tenacity and leadership in Georgia’s healthcare information technology industry. Additionally, Arnold was inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia; named a Health Care Hero by the Atlanta Business Chronicle; presented with a Groundbreaker Award by Atlanta Magazine; and honored by the Atlanta chapter of the IndUS Entrepreneurs with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Arnold has been on numerous boards for public, private and charitable organizations over the years, and currently serves as chairman of Forbes Travel Guide and co-chairman of Endeavor Atlanta.