John Stephens was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in February 2017, with leadership responsibility for Human Resources and the Strategy and Business Development team at WPS Health Solutions.
John joined WPS in 2013 as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development, bringing expertise in strategic planning, business growth, and health care business model innovation. He previously co-led the health care practice at Bridge Strategy Group (now Houlihan Lokey Strategic Consulting), after a number of years working with a wide array of clients in financial services, health care, transportation, manufacturing, energy and technology.
John is a board member of Arise Health Ventures, Inc., and Aspirus Arise Health Plan of Wisconsin, Inc. (a 50% owned joint-venture with Aspirus, a leading provider system in Wisconsin and Michigan). He also recently joined the board of the Western Wisconsin chapter of JDRF.
John has a degree in economics from Northwestern University, and an MBA with concentrations in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.