Analyst Profile

Bryan Cole

Bryan Cole

VP, Team Manager

5 years at Gartner ,  13 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Bryan Cole is a Vice President, Team Manager on the Gartner Healthcare Industry Research team focused on Medicare, Medicaid, provider network management, value-based payments and supporting administrative technologies for U.S.-based healthcare payers. In this role, Mr. Cole also oversees Gartner's healthcare optimization and modernization research spanning payer, provider and life science technology needs worldwide. He brings a depth of experience in product development, provider network construction, regulatory analysis and strategic planning to Gartner. He uses this background to help both payers and government agencies proactively adapt to changing conditions and new constraints while innovating to better serve their customer's needs. His coverage areas and research interests include the impact of changing regulations on business models and processes, along with the associated technology requirements.


Previous Experience

Mr. Cole has led financial modeling, network creation, market intelligence, legal review and systems implementation for a range of tightly regulated managed care product lines. These include ACA Exchange, Medicare Advantage, Dual Eligible, Medicaid, FEHBP and ancillary plans among others. In his prior work, he developed practical experience in delivering sustainable results, competitive differentiation, affordability, customer value and member experience. He also has experience with performance improvement and turnaround projects as well as acquisitions, integrations and divestitures.

Professional Background

HealthPartners, Senior Manager, Products and Programs, 7 years
Molina Healthcare and HealthPlus of Michigan, Associate Vice President, Government Contracts, 3 years
UnitedHealth Group, Manager, Business Development, 2 years


B.A., with high honors, Economics and Political Science, University of Michigan
M.B.A., with distinction, Corporate Strategy, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan



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