Rick Hardy

Chief Executive Officer, OptumInsight


Rick Hardy is CEO of OptumInsight, a health services business serving payers, providers, state governments and life sciences organizations. OptumInsight connects the health system through trusted services, analytics and platforms that make clinical and administrative processes easier and more efficient. Hardy is responsible for leading all facets of the business and driving business performance across the portfolio.

Hardy has been with Optum for more than ten years, previously serving as Optum chief transformation and strategy officer with responsibility for enterprise strategy, innovation and new product development. He has also served as chief operations officer (COO) of OptumInsight and Optum International, and senior vice president of corporate strategy.

Prior to joining Optum, Hardy had more than fifteen years of strategy consulting and general management experience focused on information and technology-driven businesses. This included roles as general manager and senior vice president of infoGroup, senior director of strategic consulting at Thomson Reuters, and as a consulting manager with Diamond Technology Partners (now PwC). Hardy began his career as a program engineer within Hewlett-Packard’s consumer products group.

Hardy received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.