Phil Kading is the Client Strategy Director for OptumHealth’s Innovation Health Solutions group.  Phil is responsible for delivering client performance reporting, client support and developing strategic client roadmaps for each of the Innovative Health Solutions clients and driving innovative solutions in the health management solutions marketplace.  Phil has spent over 8 years in the UnitedHealth Group organization.  He started at UnitedHealthcare and spent 6 years there in a combination of sales, business development and strategic marketing roles driving demand generation and sales targets in the commercial health insurance arena.  After Unitedhealthcare Phil spent 2 years at OptumInsight in a Product Marketing Director role where he was instrumental in the commercialization of new product set for their payer business and was successful in opening up the Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment marketplace.  Phil started his career at a software licensing organization named SoftChoice out of Seattle, WA and held leadership roles in sales, marketing and vendor management.  While at SoftChoice Phil lead the relationship with the largest SoftChoice vendor, Microsoft, and successfully managed this relationship to maximization of rebate goals.

Phil has his BA and MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and graduated with honors for each of the degrees.  Phil also has been involved in health policy groups throughout the Minneapolis area and has been actively involved in the discussion around health reform strategies.  He enjoys traveling, both internationally and in the US, skiing and playing hockey.