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Vice President, Actuarial Consulting, Optum
Jim Dolstad is a Vice President in Optum’s Payer Actuarial team. In addition to traditional actuarial work, his expertise includes leveraging real world data, including social determinants of health, with machine learning and predictive analytics to assist clients improve clinical, operational, and financial performance. Jim has more than 30 years of industry experience working with payers, providers and employers. Prior to joining Optum, Jim was the Chief Actuary for a global operations management and analytics company. He also has served as Chief Actuarial Officer for a population health management company. These two roles enabled him to develop actionable analytics for internal and external customers based on a value chain approach designed to more clearly illustrate cause and effect. Jim began his career providing actuarial and employee benefit consulting for nearly 20 years where he ultimately led a regional practice for a national consulting firm. He is also actively involved as a volunteer for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Society of Actuaries, and American Academy of Actuaries.