Dirk McMahon


President & Chief Operating Officer

UnitedHealth Group

About Dirk McMahon

Dirk McMahon was named president and chief operating officer of UnitedHealth Group in February 2021. As president and COO, he is responsible for driving performance across the enterprise. He was named chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare in June 2019 and previously served as president and COO of Optum, with responsibility for driving Optum's performance and directly overseeing Optum Insight, Optum Technology, Operations, Optum Administration and business and corporate strategy. In 2017, McMahon was named to the Office of the Chief Executive.

McMahon has served in a number of leadership positions across the enterprise since joining the company in 2003, including executive vice president of Enterprise Operations for UnitedHealth Group and CEO of Optum Rx, along with various management positions in information technology, operations and finance. Before joining UnitedHealth Group, McMahon was head of airport operations worldwide for Northwest Airlines.