John Santelli was named chief information officer, UnitedHealth Group, in 2007. In this role, he is responsible for technology strategy and delivery across the enterprise. He also leads Optum Technology, a leading technology delivery division of Optum, serving the broad Optum and UnitedHealthcare customer base.
Santelli joined UnitedHealth Group in 1986 and has extensive experience in software engineering and application development, including a strong background in the software engineering of high-volume transaction processing systems across administrative, financial and clinical related systems. He has played a pivotal role in technology growth and development at UnitedHealth Group, leading many transformative initiatives, and is credited for leading many of the enterprise architecture and foundational technology capabilities present within UnitedHealth Group.