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John Prince

President and Chief Operating Officer, Optum

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John Prince was named president and chief operating officer of Optum in April 2021. In this role, he is responsible for driving Optum enterprise performance overall and overseeing Optum’s technology, digital, global operations and enterprise clinical capabilities and Optum Financial Services. 

Previously, Prince served as chief executive officer of OptumRx®, guiding its evolution to become an industry-leading provider of pharmacy care services. He has held numerous roles with UnitedHealth Group since 2005, including executive vice president and chief operating officer of Optum; executive vice president and chief financial officer of Optum; the first chief operating officer of OptumHealth; and led the formation of OptumHealth Financial Services as its chief executive officer.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Prince served as senior vice president and head of health care business development and strategy at JPMorgan Chase and was a partner in Arthur Andersen’s health care strategy and operations practice.

Prince holds an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Northwestern University, as well as an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.