Deb Bubb

Chief Human Resources Officer


Deb Bubb was named chief human resources officer of Optum in April 2021. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human capital, including talent management, leadership and employee growth and development, rewards and recognition and organization development.

Previously, Bubb served as chief talent officer for UnitedHealth Group, where she was responsible for developing and driving end-to-end talent strategy and ensuring the readiness of talent pipelines to support the growth of the business. She also served as chief diversity and inclusion officer for UnitedHealth Group where she was responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the organization’s efforts to build inclusion, diversity and equity into all business practices.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Bubb was vice president of leadership, learning and inclusion at IBM. She also served 16 years at Intel where she held strategic business partnership roles and led organizational and leadership development, as well as learning and HR operations.

Bubb holds a Bachelor of Psychology from Stanford University and a Master of Social Work from Smith College.