Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Michael is responsible for growth, acceleration, and performance of large specialty pharmacy program partnerships in New York.
Prior to joining Shields, Michael worked at Optum (formerly DaVita Medical Group) leading operations for one of the nation’s largest Independent Practice Associations (IPA). In this role, he had operational accountability for best-in-class clinical outcomes, financial performance (risk adjustment/utilization management), and growth (partnerships and M&A) for more than 75,000 full-risk (i.e. capitated) Medicare Advantage and Commercial HMO patients in Los Angeles County. Prior to Optum/DaVita, Michael worked in investment banking at JPMorgan.
Michael holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University.