Patrick Gilligan

Patrick Gilligan is executive vice president of sales, marketing and product for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest private health plan in Massachusetts and one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country. The company serves 2.8 million members and is rated among the nation’s best health plans for overall member satisfaction and quality.

Patrick is responsible for all of the health plan’s commercial market-facing functions, leading product development, management and strategy; brand management and marketing; and sales. In addition, he oversees our specialty benefits offerings and our prevention and wellness programs.

Patrick first came to Blue Cross in 2007 as senior vice president of health care contract management with responsibility 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.

Before rejoining our company in 2015 in his current role, Patrick was senior vice president for health system alliances at CVS Health. Before that he was vice president for system contracting and contract finance for Partners HealthCare in Boston.

Patrick is an associate of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross.