Craig R. Savage

President & GM, Payer at Inovalon


Mr. Savage serves as the president and general manager of Inovalon’s Payer business, providing a portfolio of industry-leading cloud-based SaaS platform solutions empowering data-driven healthcare for a wide array of health plan and payer organizations. In this role, Mr. Savage leads and is responsible for the management, product portfolio, sales, delivery, operations, client success, and overall performance of Inovalon’ payer business.

Prior to joining Inovalon, Mr. Savage was a senior executive at Optum, Inc., a division of UnitedHealth Group, reporting to the Optum Insight CEO, where he served as Senior Vice President responsible for the global payer consulting organization. In this role, Mr. Savage oversaw a team of more than 1,000 personnel serving an extensive portfolio of health plan customers across six areas of Risk Management & Growth, Government Programs, Health Management & Operations, Payer Technology, Professional Staffing, and Payer Digital. Prior to his role at Optum, Mr. Savage served as Partner and Managing Director for the Health & Pubic Sector for Accenture, LLP where he directed the practice focused on payers and providers across Accenture’s key pillars of Enterprise Operations, Clinical Excellence, Growth and Innovation, Analytics, and Digital Health. Prior to joining Accenture in 2013, Mr. Savage had served in senior rolls at PWC Strategy& as Principal and Director of Global Healthcare, STS Capital Partners, Videre, Inc., and McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Savage graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and has undertaken multiple postgraduate executive development programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Warton School of Business, Harvard Business School, and Southern Methodist University.



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