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Kent Rogers

California, United States
Kent is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and currently serves as the SVP, Chief Pharma Contracting & Procurement Officer for OptumRx’s Industry Relations group at United Health Group. With responsibility for over $22B in pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate agreements for all commercial and government programs on behalf of over 4000 clients, Kent also has leadership oversight for the $16 billion contract operation with Optum Specialty & Infusion as well as leading the integration of the Avella & Diplomat specialty pharmacy acquisitions. OptumRx currently serves 60 million members, processing 1.4 billion pharmacy claims for over $95 billion in annual drug spend.

Kent has 27 years of unique and broad-based industry experience in the healthcare industry having worked as an executive for multiple pharmaceutical manufacturers, a supply chain consulting firm and presently as a senior leadership executive for a national PBM. Prior to his current role with OptumRx, Kent was a Principal with the Blue Fin Group consulting firm, served as the Vice President of Managed Markets at Acorda Therapeutics – a biotechnology firm focusing on CNS disease states, and held various senior leadership positions at Merck and Schering Plough in areas of sales, marketing and market access/reimbursement. His career experience includes business development, health economics/outcomes research, building and leading market access teams, developing and implementing payer access and channel strategies. He currently sits on the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Leadership Council for the National Business Group on Health.

Kent has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Indiana University, and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business.
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