MedSpeed CEO honored with Chicago Booth Distinguished Alumni Award

Feb. 3, 2021

Jake Crampton, founder and CEO of MedSpeed, received the Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes “an individual who has demonstrated professional achievement of the highest caliber in the management of an enterprise,” announced the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

MedSpeed has deep ties to the university. The business got its start as the final project for a New Venture Strategy course with the original seed of the idea coming from Crampton’s close friend and classmate, Everett Truitt. They entered the idea into the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge. MedSpeed won the competition and Crampton changed his post-graduation plans to launch the company. 

MedSpeed is a provider of same-day transportation services to the healthcare industry and has grown from a Chicago-based startup to a national enterprise with over 140 hub operations across 29 states. Its client base includes 25 of the top 100 health systems in the country. 

"I am honored to receive this award from my alma mater," said Crampton. "Ultimately, this award recognizes the incredible MedSpeed team and our commitment to the mission of delivering health to the communities we serve." 

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