Senior Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy
Michael Zeglinski serves as Senior Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy, at OptumRx, the nation’s third-largest pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), and part of Optum, a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. The parent company, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is a diversified health and well-being company, which provides services to more than 120 million people worldwide and includes UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s leading health care provider. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the pharmacy distribution and specialty pharmaceutical business, including home infusion therapies, Mr. Zeglinski also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Avella and BriovaRx, the OptumRx specialty pharmacies. Both Avella and BriovaRx provide full-service, innovative, patient-centric specialty pharmacy services that serve a diverse customer base, from patients and providers to payers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with strong focuses in the oncology and limited distribution drug space through 26 specialty pharmacies nationwide. Mr. Zeglinski is responsible for leading the division’s strategy, growth and sales efforts, product development, clinical programs, analytics and outcomes, and operations. In 2015, Mr. Zeglinski joined OptumRx via the acquisition of Catamaran Corporation, a pharmacy benefits management company, where he served as the Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations. Prior to Catamaran, he held roles at several of the largest specialty pharmacy organizations, including Quantum Health Resources, Olsten/Gentiva Health Services, Accredo Therapeutics, CVS ProCare, PharmaCare Specialty Pharmacy, and CVS Caremark Specialty. Throughout his career, Mr. Zeglinski developed and implemented numerous pharmacy operating systems and disease-specific care management programs, which focused on increasing patients’ specialty pharmaceutical adherence rates, documenting cost saving interventions and improving quality of life for patients/members. He is also Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma processes focusing on the healthcare industry. Mr. Zeglinski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and pursued his Master’s degree in Fine Arts in Music from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and has held licenses in 14 states as a registered pharmacist.