Patrick Gilligan

As Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Product, Patrick is responsible for all of our commercial market-facing functions. His leadership responsibilities include product development, management, and strategy; brand management and marketing, and sales. In addition, Pat oversees our specialty benefits offerings and our prevention and wellness programs.

Pat initially came to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in September 2007 as Senior Vice President of Health Care Contract Management. He was responsible for developing and executing our provider contracting strategy and for successfully implementing our Alternative Quality Contract, a payment reform initiative that has received national recognition.

With over 20 years of experience in the health care industry, Pat continues to bring a wealth of health care experience to Blue Cross. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Health System Alliances at CVS Health. In that role he was responsible for developing collaborative arrangements with physician groups, hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and other provider entities to support medication adherence programs, electronic connectivity, and nurse practitioner services at CVS MinuteClinic.

Pat was also Vice President for System Contracting and Contract Finance for Partners HealthCare System in Boston. There he was responsible for payer contracting strategy, contracting financial analysis, and negotiation of payer contracts for Partners' six acute care hospitals, non-acute facilities, and the 6,000 physicians affiliated with Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.

Pat is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He received his B.A. in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.