Michael Gorton


Michael Gorton is a highly accomplished Chief Executive, Board Member, and 11-time Serial Entrepreneur with 25 years of board service and 35 years of experience building companies in the telecom, music, energy, healthcare, book publishing, and water remediation industries. Throughout his executive career, Michael has founded and led industry-changing companies, including Internet Global, Teladoc, Palo Duro Records, and Principal Solar. As CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Teladoc, he led the healthcare services company that would go on to be named by MIT as one of the Top 50 Smartest Companies in the World in 2015. Teladoc is now the world’s leading telemedicine company with a $2.5 billion NASDAQ market cap.


Michael holds a JD in Law from Texas A&M University School of Law, a BS in Engineering from Texas Tech University, and an MS in Physics from The University of Texas at Dallas. He has established his status as a Thought Leader and best-selling author through numerous awards, more than 20 white papers, 100+ articles and four novels. His historic fiction novel Forefathers and Founding Fathers became an Amazon #1 best seller. He has served on numerous executive boards, including with Principal Solar, Teladoc, Socrates Medical Services, The Texas Acceleration Group, Cariloop and Palo Duro Records.

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