Marc Ver Straate, MBA, CPHIMS

Vice President, Business Development

Optum International

Marc Ver Straate is vice president of business development at Optum International, where he consults with global employers and payers on wellness and population health strategies and solutions. Prior to Optum, Marc was national sales director for MCG Health, where he helped health plans create evidence-based workflows to support more efficient utilization and case management practices. He led a team of product evangelists at Great-West Healthcare (now CIGNA) supporting the firm’s national broker network and client base through consulting on IRS guidelines, IT workflows, contribution strategies and continuing education class delivery. Marc also worked in product development and marketing with Thomson Healthcare, where he focused on the company’s pharmacy database and software solutions targeted at the U.S. hospital market.

Prior to entering the health care industry, Marc worked as a business development director in the software industry for Oracle, PeopleSoft, Requisite Technology and Graphic Data Systems. Marc earned his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University, an MBA from the University of Colorado, and holds a CPHIMS certification. Marc currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.