Mr. Walt Cooper provides the strategic vision, leadership and organizational guidance that drives the company’s growth and service expansion.
Mr. Cooper joined Matrix in 2013, as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development officer, expanding Matrix business into new solutions and markets. In June 2014, he was named as chief operating officer, and promoted to president & chief executive officer in October 2014. Building on the company’s leading in-home services platform, Matrix now provides a series of in-home care and ongoing support services that impact and improve the care of more than 2,000 health plan members every day.
Prior to joining Matrix, Mr. Cooper served as a top executive at WellCare Health Plans, a $9.5 billion multi-state leader in Medicare and Medicaid programs. While at WellCare, Mr. Cooper served as the Chief Administrative Officer and was responsible for the $1.5 billion Medicare Part D and specialty pharmacy business. He also led all transactional processing including healthcare delivery, operations, IT, PMO, quality and analytics.
Prior to WellCare, Mr. Cooper served in a number of senior leadership positions at UnitedHealth Group. While at United, he was responsible for developing business strategy and leading marketing and product development for the specialized care services business segment, which is now known as OptumHealth. He also led all back-office operations that supported United’s retiree solutions business as the leading provider of specialized health products for the senior market segments.
Previously, Mr. Cooper worked for Jostens Corporation and Bausch & Lomb, where he held positions of increasing responsibility that included international assignments focused on business development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing, in Canada and Mexico.
Mr. Cooper earned both his MBA and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degrees from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania.