As Chief Strategy Officer at Unified, Madhu Palkar is responsible for enabling Unified’s long-term vision, organizational strategy and strategic execution across all stakeholders. She focuses on the improvement of business operations and sustaining implementation efforts. As part of the Executive Leadership, she will partner with other members of the Executive team and cross-functional leaders to create a comprehensive, centralized growth strategy. Madhu will lead the development of the enterprise growth strategies to ensure Unified remains on a strong growth trajectory based on its vision and mission.
Madhu joined Unified from UnitedHealth Group, where she progressed to Chief Strategy Officer & Chief of Staff for UnitedHealth Care Global. During her 11-year tenure there, she held various roles including Chief Operations Officer for Optum Insight’s Managed Services Business (Optum Connect), and General Manager for Optum Health’s Consumer Products Business. Her work spanned across strategy, operational excellence, to joint ventures, and M&A.