Marc Kermisch
Marc Kermisch

Marc Kermisch is the Chief Technology Officer at OptumRx, a division of United Health Group. As CTO, he is tasked with defining the overall technology architecture strategy for the division, coupling the business strategy and technology capabilities to meet the needs of our customers and consumers.

Prior to joining OptumRx, Inc in the spring of 2020, Marc was CIO of Bluestem Brands, a direct to consumer retail company. In addition, Marc was CIO and vice president of The Garage at Red Wing Shoe Company from 2014 – 2019. At Red Wing, Marc drove the implementation of a new retail point of sale system, drove the initial launch of eCommerce and subsequent evolution of its eCommerce platform, helped lead the transformation of its systems and processes for its business to business go-to-market and service strategy, successfully implemented an Agile approach to delivery, and formed a new department focused on driving innovation across Red Wing Shoe Company.

Marc spent over 20 years building technology products and services across retail, public utilities, financial services, manufacturing, professional services and high-tech start-ups. He has held roles from support and IT operations to application development and program management.

Marc has a bachelor’s degree in english from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He currently resides in Minnetonka, MN and his hobbies include cycling, cross country skiing and traveling. Marc is married and has a daughter and two dogs.