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UnitedHealth Group turns to Optum for next CFO
Modern Healthcare

Health insurance and services conglomerate UnitedHealth Group has appointed John Rex, the chief financial officer of UnitedHealth’s Optum unit, as its next CFO.

Tapping Rex as the companywide CFO shows how much Optum has grown and how it’s become just as important as UnitedHealth’s health insurance division, UnitedHealthcare.

Rex, 54, told analysts during a first-quarter conference call this year that he and other executives believe Optum’s potential domestic and global market opportunity is $1.2 trillion.

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