Associates Breakfast with Paul Kusserow, Chief Strategy Officer, Humana
March 22, 2011

Santa Monica

Humana's Paul Kusserow
Humana's Paul Kusserow details how the insurer is using new approaches and partnerships to prepare for the effects aging baby boomers will have on the industry.

In so many areas, the demographic dividend of the baby boom is turning into a demographic deficit. Nowhere is this more accurate than in the field of health care.

The nation's 65-plus community grows by 7,000 people every day, according to a recent report from the AARP. As their medical needs escalate, so do the challenges for physicians, hospitals, and other care providers that are already working near capacity.

As senior vice president and chief strategy and corporate development officer at health insurer Humana Inc., Paul Kusserow is at the forefront of this sea change in the industry.

At this breakfast for Milken Institute Associates, Kusserow discussed the future of health care and how Humana is using innovative new approaches and strategic partnerships and acquisitions to position itself for success in a marketplace where aging will have a substantial impact.

Kusserow has vast experience in the health-care industry, particularly on the financial side. He has served as managing director and chief investment officer of the Ziegler HealthVest Fund, where he focused on early-stage investments in health-care services and IT; managing director of San Ysidro Capital Partners LLC, a health-care services consulting and investment advisory firm; and senior vice president of corporate strategy and Tenet ventures at Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Prior to joining Humana, Kusserow was managing director of private equity at the Chicago-based investment firm B.C. Ziegler and Co. He has also worked as an executive in strategic planning, new business development, M&A and marketing capacities at National Geographic and Reader's Digest, and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. Kusserow is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and received an M.A. with honors from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

This event was open only to Milken Institute Associates. To join the Associates or learn more about the program, please contact Mindy Silverstein, Director of the Associates, at (310) 570-4634 or