Vice President of Operations of the West

As Vice President of Operations of the West, Mike oversees the day-to-day operations for all health system partner sites throughout the western United States, identifying strategic growth, optimization and cost-reduction opportunities for Shields’ partners.  Mike’s responsibilities include delivery of integrated specialty pharmacy care, compliance and the financial performance of each partner’s specialty pharmacy program.

Before joining Shields, Mike was an investment professional and operator at a healthcare focused private equity firm where he worked closely with Veridicus Health, a transparent pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) that worked with small and mid-sized self-funded employers and regional health plans. Earlier in his career, Mike was a member of the M&A group at a leading middle market investment bank focused on services-based businesses.

Mike is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, holding a B.A. degree in Markets and Culture (Behavioral Economics) and English.