Mike Stuart is senior vice president of Operations Finance at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with $21 billion in annual revenue serving 4.5 million members in the state's commercial, individual, and government markets. He leads a staff of 85 who provide financial oversight and support for Blue Shield’s operations and lines of business. Stuart joined Blue Shield in 2014 as vice president, Corporate Finance and Controller overseeing financial planning and analysis, corporate development, real estate, security and strategic sourcing.
He has nearly 20 years of extensive financial leadership experience within the health care industry spanning payer, hospital and physician practice sectors. His breadth of expertise covers all realms of financial acumen with concentrations in integrated strategic and financial planning, performance improvement, financial reporting and analysis, mergers and acquisitions and financial controls. He is a collaborative leader with a proven track record of building high performing teams and achieving strong results in challenging and fast paced environments.
Prior to joining Blue Shield, Stuart served as chief financial officer for Daughters of Charity Health System for eight of his 11 years with the company, progressing in responsibilities from director of financial services to vice president of system finance. He gained formative professional experience with Deloitte & Touche as a consultant in their Solutions Consulting Group.
He actively serves as a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a board observer with Landmark Health. Stuart has previously served on the boards of Marillac Insurance Company and the Retirement Plan for Healthcare Employees. He is a past recipient of Modern Healthcare’s ‘Up and Comer’ Award.
Stuart earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance with Honors from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University – Chico.