Austin Pittman

Executive Vice President
UnitedHealth Group
Enterprise Healthcare Value

Chief Executive Officer

Austin Pittman serves as UnitedHealth Group executive vice president, Enterprise Healthcare Value at UnitedHealth Group and chief executive officer of OptumCare.

Through his focus on Enterprise Healthcare Value, Pittman develops solutions to deliver superior care and drive value for customers and consumers across all UnitedHealth Group businesses. As the CEO of OptumCare, Pittman provides strategic leadership to the local care delivery organizations, ambulatory surgical care centers and urgent care centers that comprise OptumCare across the United States. His work advances UnitedHealth Group’s focus on value-oriented care to positively impact the health of the millions of individuals.

Previously, Pittman served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community & State, a business dedicated to providing healthcare products and services to states that care for the economically disadvantaged, the medically underserved and those without the benefit of employer-funded healthcare coverage. Pittman also served as the president of UnitedHealthcare Networks (UHN) where he focused on creating high-performing provider care networks ready to support the largest expansion of health coverage in our lifetime. Prior to that, he was the chief growth officer for UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, a role he was appointed to in 2009 after serving as health plan CEO of North and South Carolina, and president of Texas and Oklahoma.

Pittman possesses a deep understanding of providers, delivery systems and local market dynamics. He has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years, having begun his career in various roles for both a community-based behavioral health facility and Baylor Health Care System.

Pittman earned a master's degree in healthcare delivery science from Dartmouth College, a master's degree in business/human relations from Amberton University in Dallas, Texas and a bachelor's degree from McMurry University in Abilene. Pittman also served in the United States Marine Corps.