CxO Roles In Pharmacy: A Quick Scan

I always find it interesting to see the senior roles created within organizations. While pharmacy doesn’t have many radical titles like Chief Executive Bear (aka Maxine Clark at Build-A-Bear), I did find the following looking at company websites, LinkedIn, and some quick Google searches:

  • Chief Innovation Officer – Walgreens
  • Chief Experience Officer – Walgreens
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer – Express Scripts
  • Chief Pharmacy Officer – Aetna, PartnersRx, Cigna, US Oncology, Tricare, United, Wellpoint, Excellus, CatalystRx
  • Chief Sales Officer – PTRx
  • Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – OptumRx
  • SVP Imagineering & Innovation – Medco
  • Chief Trade Relations Officer – Express Scripts
  • Chief Clinical Research & Development Officer – Medco
  • Chief Healthcare Strategy & Marketing Officer – CVS Caremark
  • Chief Scientist – Express Scripts
  • Chief Strategy Officer – American Healthcare, Walgreens
  • Chief Actuary – OptumRx
  • Chief Branding Officer – Medco

Of course, there are always the obvious – CEO, COO, CFO, CIO, CTO, CMO (Marketing), CCO (Clinical), CMO (Medical), CCO (Compliance), and CAO (Accounting).

My takeaways from this list (which is likely incomplete) are:

  • I would expect to see more Chief Innovation and Chief Experience Officers in the years to come.
  • I continue to be surprised that there aren’t more Chief Pharmacy Officers.

Do you have others you’ve seen or companies that have these roles that my quick scan missed? Thanks.

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One Response to “CxO Roles In Pharmacy: A Quick Scan”

  1. Humana has a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO?) in addition to the ones you listed.
    By the way, recently ran across your site and it is insightful.

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