Melissa Reilly

by Delonte Brooks

November 2, 2021

Chief Growth Officer,

Melissa Reilly is the Chief Growth Officer for Evernorth Behavioral Health leading strategy and business development. Melissa brings extensive experience in healthcare business development, new product development and commercialization, and strategic partnerships. Prior to Evernorth, Melissa worked for an AI-based, venture-backed startup where she held the role of Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships. Prior to this role, Melissa spent over a decade in several leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group, most recently supporting the Optum Ventures portfolio as Vice President, Business Development and Commercialization. Before her time with Ventures, she was the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Behavioral Health leading the digital product transformation, championing the development of integrated offerings within the organization, and supporting innovation and enterprise partners across multiple lines of business. Melissa also held various product and partnership development roles bringing new products to market with key customers and managing strategic enterprise sponsorships and alliances. Melissa earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management and Juris Doctor with a Health Law concentration from Quinnipiac University. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University. Melissa resides in CT with her family.