Sam K. Srivastava, Council Chair is Chief Operating Officer for Bright Health, a consumer-focused health insurance and technology company. Prior to joining Bright Health, Sam was Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Healthcare where he focused on improving health and affordability through advanced analytics and clinical solutions. He led the strategy development, operations, product development and management, and profitability and growth of Magellan Healthcare, while positioning Magellan as a leader in the behavioral health, Medicaid and specialty healthcare markets. Srivastava also provided leadership over enterprise strategy, communication and government affairs.
Previously, Srivastava worked at Cigna where he was president of the national and senior business segments. He had executive management responsibility for the strategic planning, business operations, growth and financial performance for these segments, which serve approximately 18 million individuals. He was instrumental in the acquisition of HealthSpring and the pharmacy benefit management partnership with CatamaranRx.
Srivastava has held executive leadership positions in the commercial, senior, low-income and disabled population segments at UnitedHealth Group and HealthNet and served as a management consultant in the United States and internationally, primarily focusing on the areas of developing and improving integrated health care delivery systems for providers, insurers and governments.
Srivastava graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in medical science and humanities and completed graduate work at Yale University in healthcare management. He also sits on a number of advisory boards, including Oliver Wyman, Yale School of Public Health and Yale Healthcare Conference. He is married to Dr. Lisbet Lundsberg, a member of the faculty at the Yale School of Medicine, and resides in Wilton, Conn. with their four daughters.