Dirk McMahon

President, Chief Operating Officer


Dirk McMahon is responsible for Optum-wide enterprise performance and oversees OptumInsight, Optum Technology, operations, Optum administration and business and corporate strategy.

McMahon has served in a number of key leadership roles spanning the enterprise over the past 14 years, including executive vice president, UnitedHealth Group Enterprise Operations and chief executive officer of OptumRx.

Prior to Optum, McMahon held various management positions in information technology, operations and finance at UnitedHealthcare, including chief executive officer, UnitedHealthcare Benefit Operations. Earlier in his career, McMahon was head of airport operations worldwide for Northwest Airlines.

McMahon has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BS in Finance from Marist College.