Michael O'Neil began his professional career writing and producing for television, print, and film. He served as a member of a three-person launch team behind two distinct start-up divisions of a multimedia company, Cowles Enthusiast Media. During this period, Michael also co-produced The Emperor's Club, released by Universal Pictures in 2002.
Mr. O'Neil moved on to complete his MA in Counseling Psychology and Management Science and worked with First Data Corporation to create and execute an Executive Assessment and Development program for the company's top 60executives. He then joined a boutique consulting firm (Hamilton Partners) specializing in aligning strategy and C-level talent for clients ranging from Fortune 100 to private equity portfolio companies.
Michael began working in healthcare as a counseling psychologist, and moved into healthcare services in 2002, where he held P&L responsibility for the Medicare Advantage book of business as a general manager for Healthways (AMHC, NASDQ), specializing in population health and behavior change.
Following Healthways, Michael led strategy and development as a Senior Vice President for HealthSpring, a $6B publically traded company (acquired by Cigna in 2011) operating Medicare Advantage HMO's and Independent Physician Associations. In this role, he worked in partnership with the CEO to identify and address emerging opportunities in the health care industry, with a focus on creating virtual, integrated delivery systems by aligning incentives, data and care resources to improve patient outcomes.
Most recently, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer for Clinically Home, a physician group model providing safe, acute care for patients hospitalized at home, which allows patients to remain in the safety and comfort of their own home in both their acute and post-acute episode of care.