Ted Shannon Appointed CFO at Strive Health


Strive Health, a national leader in value-based kidney care, has named Ted Shannon Chief Financial Officer. Shannon will lead the company’s financial operations and will direct strategic financial planning to support the company’s growth.

“We’re thrilled to have someone of Ted’s caliber join Strive. With his experience leading robust finance teams and overseeing high-growth businesses, I’m confident he will help us continue to thrive,” said Chris Riopelle, CEO and co-founder of Strive Health.

Shannon has more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles. Most recently, Shannon served as the CFO for the Optum consumer businesses, which had over $1 billion of revenue providing services to millions of consumers with and without insurance access across the U.S. Prior to that, he was the go-to-market finance leader for the Optum Specialty and Infusion businesses and helped grow revenues from $1 billion to over $15 billion over six years. Shannon also led numerous acquisitions of both private equity backed and publicly traded companies during his tenure at Optum.

Shannon has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and studied global finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

“By combining market-leading analytics, high-touch care and deep partnerships with local market providers, Strive is transforming the way kidney care is delivered. I’m excited to contribute to the company’s mission and use my skills to help Strive continue its strong growth,” Shannon said.