Shaun Flanagan

Shaun Flanagan

Partner Healthcare & Life Sciences Minneapolis

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Like others in the healthcare profession, Shaun has a passion for the wellbeing of people—and for making healthcare more personal, empathetic, and responsive. He led a team to create an innovative new healthcare company that blends primary care delivery and health insurance products—winning 36,000 members and $230 million in premium revenues in the first year in competitive markets.

His track record for delivering results includes accelerating growth, launching new companies, transforming enterprises, and driving operational excellence. He helped one organization improve operations and remediate technology issues, reducing administrative costs by 50% and saving millions of dollars annually.

Shaun heads our Minneapolis Healthcare & Life Sciences practice and a team focused on equipping clients with the capabilities to succeed in a digital future. He complements subject matter knowledge, strategic thinking, and executive agility with intense focus and a bias for action.

Shaun joined West Monroe in 2022 from Gray Matter Analytics, a healthcare technology startup focused on value-based care analytics. Shaun was previously a Senior Vice President and Practice Leader at Optum, guiding teams focused on delivering advisory services that enable health plans to reduce cost, improve customer acquisition and retention, and build technology-based business solutions. He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in Information Systems.

What makes Shaun different

Shaun enjoys time with his family at their lake cabin, golfing, and traveling. He has visited all 50 states.

Where Shaun makes an impact

Shaun’s children were born at a time when he was working on a project to improve patient/consumer experience. He made it a personal mission to create for his children—and all others—a better healthcare system in the future. 

He is a member of the advisory board of ImpresivHealth, a minority-owned business based in Central Florida that provides healthcare consulting and staffing solutions.  

Meet the Healthcare & Life Sciences team