Jukka Valkonen

Jukka Valkonen

Managing Director Healthcare & Life Sciences San Francisco

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Considered one of the top healthcare experts in the country, Jukka combines innovative thinking, award-winning digital and consumer health products, and high-performing teams to help healthcare companies achieve their growth and revenue goals. How? By transforming care delivery to help them win the hearts of their patients and members. Specifically, he led the care delivery transformation work at a large payer network that contributed to 4 consecutive record revenue years. Some of his Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set reporting also received recognition from NCQA as a Best Practice. 

He has a longstanding reputation for continuously challenging the status quo and testing what’s possible. Among his many healthcare innovations: an AI-enabled emotional intelligence robot that serves a patient’s care circle, the largest tech-enabled intensive primary care provider in the US primarily for Medicaid patients, Kaiser’s exchange strategy, and the first dual licensure (clinic and home care) comprehensive services company in California.

As a corporate "multi-sport athlete" with business, clinical and technology skillsets, he is adept in working with all areas of a company. Prior to joining West Monroe, Jukka was the Chief Health and Innovation Officer and Co-founder of Jiseki Health, Inc., a venture backed healthcare company focused on using advanced technology to provide better access and care. 

Jukka has a bachelors in nursing science, public health nursing, and cardiac medicine nursing from California State University, and a masters certificate in Executive Management from George Washington University.


What makes Jukka different

Jukka is one of only a handful of individuals who has worked in all verticals: payor, provider, technology, start-up and practicing clinician. He is a current Licensed Registered Nurse and Public Health Nurse in California. 

He served as a strategic advisor to four US presidents, including chief strategist for physician adoption of electronic health records for the Bush Administration and policymaker for the Obama Administration.

He is a certified USA Rugby coach and volunteer medical officer for NorCal high school rugby.

Where Jukka makes an impact

He has been a city commissioner, served on many non-profit boards, and is currently vice president of the board for the Alameda County Dental Society Foundation, which writes grants to local dental clinics so that the underserved can have healthy smiles and good oral care.

Meet the Healthcare & Life Sciences team