G. Mike Mikan
Vice Chairman, President and CEO
Mike serves as vice chairman, president, and CEO of Bright Health. Mike is a seasoned operator in managed care and a transformational leader in healthcare and consumer-facing businesses. As president and CEO, Mike sets the strategic direction and growth of the company.
Before joining Bright Health Group, Mike was chairman and CEO of Shot-Rock Capital, a Minneapolis-based private investment firm. Prior to Shot-Rock Capital, he served as president of ESL Investments and was on the board of several companies, including Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) and AutoNation (NYSE: AN). In 2012, he stepped in as interim CEO of Best Buy. Mike served as CFO at UnitedHealthcare before being named executive vice president and CFO of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in 2006. He also served as the CEO of Optum, the care delivery and technology arm of UnitedHealth Group, where he helped transform and set the strategy for that business.
Mike serves as a director of AutoNation, Princeton Private Investments Access Fund, and Ellington Income Opportunities Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas.