Dave Sparkman

Dave Sparkman

Senior Vice President, Our United Culture, UnitedHealth Group

Why is Dave speaking at WorkHuman?

UnitedHealth Group’s cultural ambassador program – which started with just three people in 2009 – has grown to more than 18,000 employees. It’s the perfect example of how empowerment can drive true culture change. At WorkHuman, Dave will share the cultural transformation of the company and how they plan to evolve in the future.

About Dave:

Dave began his current role in March, 2012 and has responsibility for supporting our leader’s efforts to transform the character of UnitedHealth Group. He works to ensure that Our United Culture values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance are integrated into every aspect of our organization to sustain this cultural movement. Prior to this role, Dave served as the Human Capital leader for UnitedHealth Group’s OptumHealth business of 21,000 people, where he had responsibility for all facets of Human Resources strategy and delivery.

Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group in 2003, he was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Arthur Andersen.

Dave graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Accounting, is a former CPA and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He offices in Minnetonka, MN and resides in Eden Prairie, MN, with his wife and four children.

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