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Chief Executive Officer
Tom Boehning leads collaboration across Optum360® with a focus on new growth opportunities and strategy development to drive modernization of the revenue cycle continuum for the health care industry.
Under his leadership, Optum360 has focused on delivering accelerated value and innovation for the health care payer and provider communities. Boehning has more than 25 years of experience in both the health care payer and provider markets.
Boehning most recently served as senior vice president and general manager for the FICS business within OptumInsight™, a division consisting of clinical and connectivity solutions, as well as business process outsourcing services offerings.
Prior to joining Optum®, Boehning was vice president and general manager of McKesson’s Group Practice Solutions business. He has held senior leadership positions with Automatic Data Processing’s Claims Solutions Division and JPMorgan Chase’s Healthcare Division.
Boehning earned his undergraduate degree in economics, and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business.
Chief Operating Officer
Paul Emerson leads operations for Optum360, ensuring the company’s processes and infrastructure support our growth and our clients’ requirements. Emerson has deep experience building organizational capabilities to deliver on strategic goals.
Emerson most recently served as chief financial officer for OptumInsight, where his responsibilities included accounting and reporting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, regulatory, investment decision and business risk management.
Before joining UnitedHealth Group, Emerson was vice president of finance for Cardiac Science, a global manufacturer and distributor of cardiac-related medical devices. He also served health care clients as part of Arthur Andersen’s audit and business advisory practice.
Chief Financial Officer
Ben Goodman leads the development and evaluation of short- and long-term financial objectives and oversees efforts that ensure the financial health of the business.
Goodman’s previous financial experience includes the role of chief financial officer for the Optum provider business and a senior leadership role in corporate development for the company. During his tenure, Optum completed more than 40 transactions worldwide.
Prior to joining Optum, Goodman focused on mergers and acquisitions, integration and financial risk mitigation strategies at Marsh and McLennan.
Goodman holds a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Saint John’s University in Minnesota.
Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle Technology
Todd Gustin is responsible for Optum360 Revenue Cycle Technology Solutions and Professional Services business segments. Gustin is also responsible for client relationship processes and measurement programs that help ensure customer satisfaction and quality.
Gustin most recently served as a vice president in Corporate Development, where he advised on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and joint venture transactions, many of which now comprise Optum360.
Prior to joining Optum, Gustin worked in technology investment banking, as principal and vice president in Piper Jaffray’s global investment banking group and previously with RBC Capital Markets.
Gustin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colorado College.
Chief Operating Officer
Scott Iverson is the chief operating officer of multiple OptumInsight businesses/products: Optum Data Exchange (ODX), Link, and most recently, Claims Integrity and Connectivity.
Iverson joined Optum in 2010 during the acquisition of Picis, which became Optum Clinical Solutions. He managed all aspects of this business and its suite of clinical applications — OR, ED and ICU provider solutions — until Picis was divested from Optum in 2015.
Iverson spent the first 10 years of his career with Accenture working in the high-tech sector. Prior to his work in health care, he specialized in providing big data technology, leading analytics and CRM solutions to all industries for American Express and Epiphany.
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Technology Services
Chris Martin is the vice president of the Optum360 Revenue Cycle Technology Professional Services business. Her team is responsible for providing technology delivery services and all aspects of client support services for the entire portfolio of technology solutions.
Most recently, Martin’s team has been accountable for the delivery and support of a new-to-market computer-assisted coding technology, as well as the creation of a standardized performance management program for the Optum360 portfolio of revenue cycle technologies.
Martin joined Optum in 2010 through the acquisition of Picis, a health care software company, where she was responsible for operations of the Revenue Management Solutions business.
Prior to joining Picis, Martin was the CFO and COO of LYNX Medical Systems since 2000. She was instrumental in positioning the company for sale on two successful transactions in 2005 and in 2007.
Eric M. Peterson
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
As general counsel and corporate secretary, Eric Peterson oversees all legal functions for Optum360, including contracting, mergers and acquisitions, dispute management, privacy and various corporate governance regulatory matters.
His areas of expertise include complex commercial transactions, health care fraud and abuse, Stark and anti-kickback laws, HIPAA and other privacy and security laws, reimbursement rules and appeals, and outsourcing.
Prior to his current role with Optum360, Peterson led legal teams for a number of other Optum businesses. Those include Medicare risk adjustment and quality programs, payment integrity, big data and analytics, health care technology development and outsourcing.
Before joining Optum, he advised providers and payers on legal and regulatory matters as part of a large international law firm. He also worked in public policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and as a clinical social worker in pediatrics.
Daniel Roach, JD
Chief Compliance Officer
Daniel Roach oversees the compliance functions for Optum360. His major areas of responsibility include contracting and developing policies and procedures that ensure accurate clinical documentation, coding, billing and reimbursements for Optum360 clients.
Roach was formerly vice president of compliance and audit for Dignity Health, previously known as Catholic Healthcare West. He also spent 14 years as in-house counsel for Allina Health System in Minneapolis.
Roach has held many leadership positions with health care industry associations. These include co-chair of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and co-chair for the American Health Lawyers Association/Health Care Compliance Association annual conference.
He holds a JD with honors from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Chief Operating Officer
Kirk Schultz leads the Optum Executive Health Resources team, which provides medical necessity compliance solutions to more than 2,300 hospital clients. Prior to this role, he served as chief administrative officer, leading Optum Executive Health Resources.
Previously, Schultz served as chief financial officer for OptumInsight Provider Solutions, where he led the finance and accounting team of 55 employees and was part of the leadership team that increased the group’s annual revenue to more than $1 billion.
Prior to joining Optum, Schultz held various financial leadership positions, including chief financial officer at Powermate Corporation, a standalone company with $400 million in annual revenue and vice president/divisional CFO at Fiskars Brands Inc.
Schultz has a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
Todd Van Meter
Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Services
Todd Van Meter joined Optum360 in July 2018 and assumed responsibility for Physician Services, including support for Texas and Rhode Island Professional Revenue Cycle Management operations.
Van Meter brings a long history of success in introducing revenue cycle innovations. He has more than 24 years of experience leading organizations that provide revenue cycle solutions to hospitals, health systems and physician organizations.
Previously held positions include President of EOS Healthcare, SVP for CarePayment, SVP of sales and marketing for Convergent Revenue Cycle Management, and vice president of operations and new business for McKesson Health Solutions Revenue Cycle Outsourcing Group.
Van Meter is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and other revenue cycle organizations.
Vice President, International Operations
As head of international operations, Dan Weaver enables and supports the growth of our business by scaling and leading Optum360’s global capabilities. Weaver has over 15 years of experience developing and leading global resources for various companies.
Nearly 20 percent of our Optum360 team members work today in locations around the globe and Weaver is responsible for the careful stewardship of these professionals, focusing upon productivity and quality, and thereby customer satisfaction.
Through our global teams, we provide scalable solutions, talent and global infrastructure to our existing businesses and address the growing needs of our clients.
With more than 25 years of leadership experience in the health care and software industries, as well as military service in the United States Army, Weaver has broad expertise creating and shepherding high-performance leadership teams.
Ralph Wuebker, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Ralph Wuebker, MD, MBA, serves as chief medical officer of Optum360. In this role, he provides clinical leadership within the organization and works closely with hospital leaders to ensure strong revenue cycle, utilization management (UM) and compliance programs.
An expert in CMS regulations, medical necessity compliance, utilization review, denials management, and program integrity efforts, Dr. Wuebker also serves as an industry thought leader and editorial advisor to the media.
Throughout his career, Dr. Wuebker served as a hospitalist and instructor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, as well as medical director for the Midwest Region of Great-West Healthcare.
Dr. Wuebker earned his medical and bachelor’s degrees from the six-year program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.