Paul J. Balthazor

Chief Operating Officer, Optum Care


Paul Balthazor was named chief operating officer of Optum Care in June of 2018. His organization leads the National Core Operations team including technology, business integration, real estate, supply chain, credentialing and contract management, revenue cycle and operations.

Balthazor began his career with Optum in 2002 as part of the American Chiropractic Network (ACN) Group where he served as the CFO and later, the chief operating officer.  

In May 2007, Balthazor joined UHC Community & State where he served in a number of finance, operational and network leadership roles, including chief financial officer.

Most recently, he held the position of chief operating officer.  Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Balthazor worked for Arthur Andersen, providing merger and acquisition advisory services to many clients, including UnitedHealth Group.

Balthazor is a graduate of St. John’s University in Minnesota, where he obtained degrees in accounting and management.