Mark A. Thierer
Mark A. Thierer has more than 30 years of experience leading organizations to financial and operational success in the healthcare industry. He most recently served as interim chief executive officer of Dentsply Sirona (NASDAQ:XRAY). Previously, Mark was CEO of OptumRx, overseeing all Optum pharmacy care services, including the management of pharmacy benefits, pharmacy network, home delivery pharmacy and specialty pharmacy programs. Prior to OptumRx, Mark served as chairman and CEO of Catamaran (NASDAQ:CTRX), one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management companies, which combined with OptumRx in 2015. Earlier in his career, Mark served as president, CEO and Chairman of SXC Health Solutions, which merged with Catalyst Health Solutions to create Catamaran. During his time as CEO, the company posted a compound annual growth rate of 50 percent and had a 50-fold increase in shareholder value. Prior to this, Mark was president of Physicians Interactive, a division of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. He spent 10 years with CaremarkRx (now CVS Caremark) as a corporate officer and senior vice president, Industry Relations. Mark also spent 10 years at IBM in various sales management positions in its health industry division. Mark holds professional memberships in the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He serves as chairman of Eversana, and director of Discover Financial Services and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Mark holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and has earned the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation.