Chief business development officer
Advocate Aurora Health | Milwaukee
Rick Klein joined Aurora Health Care in 1986 and served in various leadership roles related to business development, strategy and payer relations before becoming one of the top executives of the Milwaukee-based health care system.
Following Aurora’s merger with Advocate Health in 2018, Klein transitioned to chief business development officer of the combined $11.7 billion system. In his role, Klein is responsible for business development, managed care contracting, growth, affiliations, and mergers and acquisitions.
The health system is currently pursuing plans to merge with Charlotte, North Carolina-based Atrium Health, which would create a $27 billion system with a combined footprint across Illinois, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
Prior to joining Aurora, Klein was the assistant vice president of marketing for the former Firstar Corp. Klein serves on the boards of several Advocate Aurora portfolio companies, including Quartz and Advocate Physician Partners. He is a past board member of the Georgetown Scholarship Program and the AboutHealth network.
Education: Bachelor’s, Georgetown University; MBA, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management