John Kao is the Founder, CEO and President of Alignment Healthcare, a population health management company that partners with health systems and provider groups across the country to improve the health of seniors. An innovator and respected industry thought leader, Mr. Kao is a seasoned health care executive with decades of experience growing and developing health insurance plans, health care delivery systems and information technology groups across the country.
Mr. Kao has had a long career committed to the health care industry and has served in executive roles at CareMore Medical Enterprises, The TriZetto Group, PacifiCare Health Systems, Secure Horizons USA, and FHP International. Mr. Kao believes strongly in the tenets of servant leadership and has served on various boards of non-profit organizations. Through Alignment Healthcare, Mr. Kao’s mission is to fix healthcare by improving quality, access and affordability of healthcare for seniors throughout the country. He received his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where he was a Price Venture Capital Fellow. Mr. Kao was honored by the American Diabetes Association as Father of the Year for Los Angeles County and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award by SeniorServ, the largest Meals on Wheels and senior nutrition provider in Orange County, CA. He was also honored with the Founder of the Year Award by the Association for Corporate Growth Orange County chapter and was featured in the Orange County Business Journal’s OC 500, an exclusive list of influential business leaders.