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Craig Savage

Senior Vice President, Payer Practice

Craig Savage has more than 20 years of experience in payer strategy and transformation, growth and innovation, and operational effectiveness.


Craig leads the payer advisory practice of Optum Advisory Services. In this role, he partners with leading health insurers to drive sustainable growth and profitability amid rapidly evolving business and operating models, advanced technologies and enterprise capabilities. 

Craig and his leadership team bring strategic insights and implementation expertise informed by deep health care operations knowledge and the unique delivery capabilities of Optum. They offer clients a highly differentiated opportunity to partner for transformation and success. 

Prior to joining Optum, Craig was a partner and managing director with Accenture’s health and public service operating group. There, he held various client delivery and leadership roles. He started his consulting career with McKinsey & Company. 

Craig earned a BSc in software engineering from the University of Maryland and completed the executive program in marketing at Southern Methodist University. He continued his post-graduate work at Thunderbird School of Global Management where he focused on international management. Craig also completed the “Corporate Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions” executive program at Harvard Business School.

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