Mr. Fluegel has a broad commercial and advisory background with concentrated industry experience in healthcare and medical technology. He has held numerous leadership roles over the past 25+ years, primarily in healthcare strategy and business development. Most recently, Mr. Fluegel was Senior Vice President, Chief Healthcare Commercial Market Development Officer for Walgreens Co. In this role he was responsible for leading all commercial healthcare activities, including sales and contracting, biopharma relationships, retail clinics, clinical affairs, new service development and market planning. Prior to this role, he served as Walgreens’ Chief Strategy and Business Development officer. Mr. Fluegel is a senior advisor to Walgreens.
Previously, Mr. Fluegel was executive in residence at Health Evolution Partners. Earlier in his career, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer at Wellpoint (now Elevance Health), Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Aetna, CEO for Reden & Anders (Optum Consulting) and principal at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, a clinical, actuarial and management consulting practice serving the health care industry.
Mr. Fluegel currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Performant Financial Corporation, Premera Blue Cross, AdhereHealth and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System in New York City. Mr. Fluegel was also on the Boards of Fitbit and Itamar Medical, both Nasdaq traded companies, until they were recently acquired.
Mr. Fluegel earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. He is a lecturer in the Health Care Management Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.