Brian Thompson


Chief Executive Officer


About Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson was named chief executive officer for UnitedHealthcare in April 2021. Prior to this role, he served as chief executive officer Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare's government programs. This is the largest business dedicated to the health and well-being needs of older adults and other Medicare beneficiaries; Community & State and provides diversified health care benefit products and services for the economically disadvantaged, the medically underserved and those without the benefit of employer-funded health care coverage. Before leading government programs, Thompson served as chief executive officer of the Medicare & Retirement organization. 

Thompson joined UnitedHealth Group in 2004 and has held numerous leadership positions including chief financial officer for UnitedHealthcare’s Employer & Individual, Community & State and Medicare & Retirement businesses. In addition, Thompson has served as the financial controller for UnitedHealthcare's Employer & Individual business and a director in Corporate Development. 

Before joining UnitedHealth Group, he practiced CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, serving as a manager in the Transaction Advisory Services group of the Audit practice.