Michael Mathias

Executive Vice President at Blue Shield of California

Michael Mathias is an executive vice president at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $20 billion in annual revenue serving over 4 million members in the state’s commercial, individual, and government markets. He was recently appointed to a role supporting the company’s inorganic growth plans, including future collaborations and partnerships. Previously, as the company’s chief information & operations officer, he directed technology strategy and investments. He also led a diverse group of employees and consultants in managing extensive Information Technology infrastructure and software.

Mathias joined Blue Shield in 2013, with more than 25 years of industry experience. Previously, he served for 16 years at Aetna, beginning as systems engineering manager and ultimately holding the positions of chief technology officer and chief information officer directing the company’s information delivery systems and long-term technology strategy. He also held prior roles with U.S. HealthCare, Inc., UBS and Educational Testing Services.