Charles Kennedy

Chief Commercial Officer

Dr. Charles Kennedy has a proven track record as a visionary healthcare leader and has been recognized as an expert in health information technology. Currently, Dr. Kennedy is managing partner at Blue Ox Healthcare Partners, leading their efforts to identify companies with innovations in healthcare services, technology, and devices which can enable providers and health plans to optimize value-based health care strategies.

Prior to joining Blue Ox, Dr. Kennedy held multiple executive positions with Aetna, including Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Integration and Chief Population Officer, where he led and implemented population health management programs. Additionally, Dr. Kennedy has served in several executive leadership positions with WellPoint Inc.,, and Blue Shield of California.

Dr. Kennedy’s vast experience and leadership have earned him multiple board appointments and he currently serves as a Ventures Advisory Group Board member with Rethink Health and as an Insurance Industry representative with Health Information Technology Policy Committee.

Dr. Kennedy completed his Bachelor of Science in Genetics at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds an MD in Internal Medicine from the University of California at Los Angeles and his MBA in Corporate Strategy and Health Care Economics from Stanford University.