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Sarah King

Chief Growth Officer

Sarah King

Sarah King was named chief growth officer in June 2021. She leads the enterprise growth strategy by connecting clients with Optum capabilities to remove friction, lower costs and improve health outcomes. She champions a purpose-driven culture and empowers teams to deliver exceptional client experiences and unlock opportunities to create a higher-performing health system that works better for everyone.

Previously, King served as chief growth officer of Optum Health and Optum Insight, and deepened client relationships by bringing the voice of the market to product roadmap, capital, governance and strategy discussions. Since joining the company in 2002, she has held several client leadership roles, including regional vice president of UnitedHealthcare national accounts. Before 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 health care experience, delivering results through market strategy, client engagement, solution consulting, and building strategic partnerships. She is passionate about developing teams and inclusive environments where people can bring their authentic selves to their work.

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 nonprofits such as My Father’s House, a children’s home in Senegal.