Mark Boxer

HEP Executive Partner

Dr. Mark Boxer is an internationally-recognized business leader, innovator and technologist, with over twenty-five years of experience in technology, analytics and digital business development. Dr. Boxer has extensive M&A experience, and has integrated some of the largest healthcare transactions in the payer and PBM verticals.

He has served as a C-Suite executive and corporate director, and prior to his retirement from Cigna, served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information and Digital Officer. Before Cigna, he held positions as President of Technology, Operations and Government Services, Chief Information Officer, Chief Operations Officer, President of Consumer Health Plans and as Chief Strategy Officer at Anthem. He served as President of Government Healthcare for the Xerox Corporation, providing Medicaid services to thirty-eight states, and also served as Deputy Global CIO for the corporation.

Dr. Boxer began his career with HP (Digital) as a business unit CIO, as the CTO for the corporation, as head of global ITO technology consulting and finally as Managing Director of Outsourcing Services for the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Boxer holds a Doctorate with Honors in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and a second Doctorate in Global Public Health from Arizona Health Sciences. He did post-doctoral work at the University of Oxford, Nuffield School of Primary Care Medicine. He is considered an expert in the application of behavioral economics for wellness and in the use of analytics and digital devices to improve population health. He has a MS in Information Systems from Drexel University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut. In addition, he holds a BA in Physics and a BS in Engineering from the University of Hartford. He has received distinguished alumni awards from Drexel, University of Connecticut and University of Hartford.

Dr. Boxer has served as an independent director for various companies including Aprimo (CRM software), FinishMaster (paints and automotive parts), and Audax (digital health). He is currently a director with Grange Insurance (property and casualty), where he chairs the Governance Committee and also serves as a director with EIS Group, a health, life and disability software platform. He previously chaired the board of the Anthem subsidiary company, Administar Federal Services. He has advised venture and PE firms, and oversaw Anthem Ventures and Cigna Ventures.

Dr.  Boxer is an NACD-credentialed cyber-expert and is a founding member of the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee. He has been recognized for his work in advancing the employment of those with disabilities and shared the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) “Justice for All Award” with two U.S. Congressmen.  Dr. Boxer serves as a governor-appointed Trustee for the University of Connecticut and sits on the Board of Visitors for the Medical University of South Carolina.