Prior to joining CareAbout, Rich served as Chief Operating Officer of Optum’s risk-based entity – Advantage Plus Network-Connecticut – a joint venture between Optum and Hartford Healthcare. During this time, he also served as Senior Vice President of ProHealth Physicians, where he was responsible for leading the strategy of the Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid value-based arrangements. Prior to joining Optum, Rich served as the Vice President of Network Strategy and Contracting for a startup health insurance company where he successfully built out a robust commercial provider network. Rich started his career at Aetna where he held several roles including local and national Provider Network Management, HealthCare Economics and Mergers and Acquisitions Integration. Rich holds an M.S in Marketing from the University of Connecticut.