Chief Growth Officer
Sarah King was named chief growth officer of Optum in June 2021. She is responsible for driving the organization’s long-term growth by harnessing Optum innovations and connecting clients across the health system with the company’s unique breadth of capabilities and expertise.
Previously, King served as chief growth officer of both OptumHealth and OptumInsight, guiding strategy for long-term growth across employer, payer, provider, and government markets. Since joining UnitedHealth Group in 2002, she has held numerous leadership roles, including senior vice president of Optum’s employer market and regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare’s national accounts, where she focused on delivering solutions for the company’s largest and most complex clients. Before joining UnitedHealth Group, King held sales and client management positions with Aetna New York and Aristokraft, a division of Fortune Brands.
King has more than 25 years of experience in health care spanning market strategy, client engagement and solutions consulting, and building strategic partnerships. She also serves as an executive member of Optum’s Culture, Inclusion & Diversity Council.
King holds a Bachelor of Arts in business from Grove City College and has a long-standing passion for community service and philanthropy, having served on boards of non-profits such as My Father’s House, a children’s home in Senegal.