Sheryl Skolnick

Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships


As executive vice president, Strategic Relationships, Sheryl Skolnick focuses on strategic relationships and long-term strategic planning across Optum, while advancing the company’s thought leadership in the marketplace.

Prior to joining Optum in 2018, Sheryl worked for more than 30 years as a leading financial analyst and thought leader in the health care sector. She most recently served as managing director, director of research and senior health care analyst at Mizuho Securities USA LLC, where she covered the fast-growing health services sector, while building their equity research platform.

Sheryl also served as co-head of research and head of research administration for CRT Capital Group LLC, as well as in several senior-level research and analyst roles at a number of leading investment banking firms. She served as an economist at the US Department of Justice and US Department of Labor, and is a five-time Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst.

Sheryl holds a BA, MA and PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was an Olin Fellow.