Think Anew President Named One of Mississippi's Top Entrepreneurs
Don Glidewell, President and CEO of Think Anew, a nationally recognized IT solutions provider for Long-Term Care, was honored as one of Mississippi’s Top Entrepreneurs during an awards ceremony at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson, Mississippi on March 29, 2018.
Entrepreneurs were selected who are making their mark as business owners, thought leaders, speakers, authors, technology innovators, and more. These individuals are changing the world for the better and are making significant contributions to Mississippi’s overall economic progress.
A native Mississippian, Don began his career with one of our nation’s top Fortune 500 companies, where as a young man, he learned a great deal from his peers and was recognized as a customer focused teammate and leader. A decade later, Don moved to the Jackson area to work for one of Mississippi’s largest long-term care companies. His passion to ensure that technology provides the necessary tools for caregivers to drive improved healthcare outcomes for our elderly, comes from his mom who was a nursing home caregiver most of her career. He also assisted pharmaceutical companies, software companies and healthcare facilities to interface with one another and to work as strategic partners on the evolution of electronic care nationally. His time working with these companies allowed him to grow; learning that a focus on keeping your commitments and customer services should be the cornerstone of any business wishing to compete in an open national marketplace.
“Having the opportunity to serve our caregivers who play such important roles in our daily lives and working with so many great individuals on our team has been very rewarding for me personally.” said Glidewell.
In 2007, he founded Think Anew with the objective of providing vital technology solutions and excellent customer service to the everyday heroes of long-term care. During the past decade, Don has built an amazing team that has driven Think Anew into a thriving, nationally awarded technology company. In true entrepreneurial fashion, he and his team have continued to innovate, and Think Anew has developed a range of new products and services which help clients to manage their businesses more efficiently, and most importantly to Don, to empower caregivers with tools to improve care.
In early 2017, Think Anew expanded its operations to Tampa, Florida, and has continued to expand rapidly throughout Florida and other regions. Recently, Think Anew has been nominated as one of Tampa’s Small Businesses of the Year, 2018 and Don received the prestigious Florida Business Ambassador Award from Governor Rick Scott.
“I believe that it is the relationships with your clients, employees, and partners that afford for individual achievement. Over time, I’ve learned that it’s very difficult to fail, no matter how hard you try, when you surround yourself with good people. In fact, without all the people in my life and work, I would only be an individual. Being a part of something bigger and serving others is the roots of success. I’m so thankful for the opportunities afforded to our team.” said Glidewell.
Don has served on the board for the Better Business Bureau in Jackson, The Mississippi Council for Economic Education and has previously been honored as one of Mississippi’s Top CEO’s by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Think Anew is a multiple recipient of Mississippi’s Best Places to Work Award, has been selected to be in Microsoft’s Top 5% Global Partner Network and is recognized by Inc. Magazine as being one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.