CVS Health (r) has announced that Brian Kane, Executive Vice President and president of Aetna will join the company on September 1, 2023. He will join the executive leadership team of CVS Health and report directly to Karen S. Lynch, President and CEO.
Lynch said that Brian has a proven track record in bringing innovative customer-driven products to market and driving strong operational improvements. His passion for simplifying the health care experience is a great asset to our strategy of improving health, lowering costs and driving higher levels engagement among members.
Kane will be leading Aetna – the health benefits segment of CVS Health. Aetna provides insurance and benefits solutions to individuals, employers and government agencies, and serves nearly 35 million people. Most recently, he served as a consultant for several private equity firms that focus on health care. Kane was Chief Financial Officer at Humana, where he oversaw the primary care business. He played a key role in the formulation of Humana’s strategies during his tenure with the company. Kane worked at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division for 17 years before joining Humana.
Kane said that CVS Health had a unique set of assets, including Aetna. This collection offers the chance to improve the access to health care quality for all Americans. “My main focus will be to work with talented colleagues throughout the organization to build on existing efforts in order to make health care affordable, simple and personalized.”
Kane succeeds Daniel Finke who is retiring due to health issues. Finke played a key role in the success and growth of Aetna’s businesses during his almost 10-year tenure. Throughout his career, Finke supported the evolution of care that was centered on the consumer and advocated for the company’s efforts in addressing health care disparities. Finke and Kane will work together to ensure that the transition is seamless in September.