Connor serves as the director of Health Analytics at Innovative Rx Strategies. His work focuses on maximizing affordability in health care by creating processes and developing analytics platforms that provide quantifiable evidence for data-driven insights and solutions.

In this role, Connor supports organizational data strategy by designing resources and creating reporting tools that monitor vendor performance and emerging market trends to inform pharmacy payers and enterprise stakeholders about their pharmacy benefit costs. He is also involved with Apex Benefits’ DEI Committee to promote awareness, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Connor began his health and benefits career in account management at Health Strategy (HSLLC), a pharmacy benefits consulting firm based out of Chicago, Illinois. While at HSLLC, he advised on pharmacy benefit arrangements for self-funded employer benefit plans. He helped employers actively manage their health care costs and align employee health benefit offerings with enterprise-level objectives.

Prior to joining Innovative, Connor worked with the Group Purchasing Organization at the BlueCross BlueShield Association (BCBSA), a federation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively service a variety of global health markets. By refining operations for BCBSA medical pharmacy programs offered to client health plans, Connor’s work incentivized patient access and lowered total costs of care for targeted, preventative medicines, novel biologics and biosimilars through direct partnerships with pharmaceutical manufacturers. He also led a small team of technical analysts to implement a novel cellular/gene therapy medical outcome-rebate program.

Connor completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, earning bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Spanish as well as a master’s degree in Applied Economics.

At-a-Glance

Expertise

  • Contracting
  • Compliance
  • Data analysis, management and visualization
  • Group health insurance
  • Managed care
  • Medical pharmacy benefit management
  • Pharmacy benefit management consulting
  • Spanish translation and interpretation

Education & Credentials

Applied Economics, MS
University of Cincinnati, Lindner College of Business

Biochemistry, BS; Spanish, BA
University of Cincinnati, College of Arts and Sciences