Health Sector Insights with Michael Weissel, MBA ’96 of Optum

Michael Weissel, MBA ’96 and Group Executive Vice President from Optum, sits down with HSM to discuss challenges in health care, using big data and analytics, and advice for MBAs in the health care industry.

About Mr. Weissel

As group executive vice president, Mike Weissel, MBA ’96 leads corporate and business strategy, product strategy and solutioning across Optum. He joined the company in 2013, and prior to his current role served as CEO of the Optum Consumer Solutions group, which provides population health solutions to meet the growing needs of health benefit sponsors and consumers.

Prior to joining Optum, Weissel was with leading international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman for 17 years. He founded Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences practice in 2007, and served as managing partner and global leader for that practice until 2013. He also held a variety of roles for Marsh & McLennan, Oliver Wyman’s parent company, related to leading cross-company collaboration focused on the health care space. Mr. Weissel has provided strategic leadership on a wide range of issues for health care system participants, with a specific emphasis on payers, health services and enablement companies. He has deep industry experience in health care reform, exchange and distribution strategies, value-based health care, customer and account management activities and organizational transformation. Prior to Oliver Wyman, Mr. Weissel was a Certified Public Accountant and associate partner at Price Waterhouse.

Mr. Weissel has been widely published on a variety of health care-related topics in leading journals, including Harvard Business Review. He holds an MBA from Duke University and a BA from the University of Massachusetts.