Over the last two months, seven executives previously with UnitedHealth Group's Optum have announced positions with new companies across the country. Some of the former positions overlapped with work at UnitedHealthcare and brands under the Optum name.
1. Former Optum exec joins digital health literacy company as chief health officer
Virginia Beach, Va.-based EdLogics named Seth Serxner, PhD, chief health officer July 21. Previously, he was chief health officer and senior vice president of population health at Optum Health.
2. Top UnitedHealth Group legal exec departs for Agilon Health
Austin, Texas-based Agilon Health has appointed Denise Zamore as the company's first chief legal officer and secretary to its board of directors, effective Aug. 1. Previously, she served as deputy general counsel at Optum and oversaw coordination and management of legal, regulatory and compliance matters for all lines of business at UnitedHealthcare.
3. Top Optum tech exec heads to Burger King's C-suite
Burger King has named Thibault Roux as chief digital officer in the U.S. and Canada, effective July 18. Previously, he was senior vice president of digital at Optum and vice president of product, experience & accessibility at UnitedHealthcare.
4. Top actuarial exec at Optum joins Alignment Healthcare as senior VP of product
Orange, Calif.-based Alignment Healthcare named Randall Fitzpatrick as senior vice president of product July 5. He most recently served as vice president of government programs actuarial advisory at Optum, where he created tailored solutions to support Medicare and Medicaid clients with financial valuation services, member retention and strategic market analyses, along with star rating performance management.
5. Former chief product exec at OptumInsight lands at Signify Health
Dallas-based Signify Health named Paymon Farazi chief product officer June 22. He was previously chief product officer at UnitedHealth Group's OptumInsight, where he was part of the Optum deal to bid on Change Healthcare for $13 billion and acquire Equian for $3.2 billion. Mr. Farazi also led the integration of Optum's $1.3 billion Advisory Board acquisition.
6. Optum chief information officer departs for senior care company
St. Louis Park, Minn.-based Lifespark named Matt Nyquist chief population health officer June 22. Previously, he was chief product officer and chief information officer for Optum's Center for Digital Health and was chief information officer of population health.
7. Optum's chief engineer leaves for digital health startup
On June 8, Optum's former chief engineer and vice president of software engineering, Matthew Grose, was appointed chief technology officer of Omcare, a digital health startup based in Burnsville, Minn.