Andy Way

Senior Manager

andy.way@optimityadvisors.com
401.556.5008 US
Andy Way

Professional Highlights

Andy was engaged in the healthcare insurance domain driving advanced analytics and ACA compliance capabilities for HCSC and Medecision. Highlights include leading strategy development and execution and many large global and domestic M&A integration efforts that include managing programs to methodically reach synergy targets with minimum operational disruption at Aon Hewitt, and TPG’s Cushman and Wakefield. He has served as the engagement leader for a multi-year Global IT Strategy development and execution program that directed a $1B annual spend.

While with Blue Cross Blue Shield Andy developed, and implemented a cost reduction strategy that drove programs to consolidate the compute footprint by 65%. He implemented a co-located DR and BC capabilities, consolidated storage to cloud-based platforms that reduced $/GB by 70% while creating ubiquitous access. He drove a 30% reduction in mainframe utilization requirements through Configuration Management and Application Portfolio Management practices.

As the Vice President of Application Delivery for Private Healthcare Systems, Andy eliminated a $2M annual spend on variable labor by building internal capabilities. He also re-architected core application systems (Facets), implemented CMMI-SW practices, and managed a $8M on-site/off-shore development effort to align the application portfolio with business strategies.

Following the United HealthGroup acquisition of MetraHealth, Andy built a PMO responsible for technology support of over 200 real estate projects per year that achieved a zero-defect steady-state. His small, highly leveraged team supported 300 service centers, reducing cable plant costs by over 60% and increased call completion within IVR systems by over 40%. This represented an annual savings of over $7M.

He later served United Healthcare as the Eastern Regional CIO, reporting to four health plan CEOs, developing and executing on IT strategies for consolidating distributed functions and fueling other corporate and local strategies. These activities resulted in several industry-level innovations such as the Physician Scorecard, regional analytics data warehouses, and a host of self-service capabilities. In the process of driving local and corporate change he achieved a 46% reduction in a $68M run-rate and measurable service delivery improvements based on an ITIL delivery framework.

Academic Background

Andy attended the University of Hartford’s Ward School of Technology where he studied Electrical Engineering. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Kennedy Western University. He is ITIL Foundations certified.

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