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Paul D. Mango

Paul Mango, member of The Council and formerly with Health and Human Services for the U.S.

Paul began his business career as an associate at McKinsey & Company, leaving shortly thereafter to enter the healthcare industry as Chief Operating Officer at The Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) in Pittsburgh, PA. ITxM is a $500 million organization comprising clinical laboratory testing and bio-products. Under his leadership, the organization launched multiple laboratory service offerings with global reach utilizing the then recently developed polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology.

After his time at ITxM, Paul returned to McKinsey & Company where he became a Partner and Senior Partner focusing on healthcare clients.  During Paul’s time as a Partner, he served as McKinsey’s U.S. Health Care Practice Leader and then Global Health Care Practice Leader.  During this time, he was responsible for growing the Healthcare Practice from a $30 million to a $600 million enterprise. He was also the Head of the U.S. Center for Health Reform from 2013-2017.

Mr. Mango left McKinsey and later became Chief of Staff at Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the Department of Health and Human Services. While there, he integrated all of the core operating divisions of the Agency and introduced strategic planning, talent development, and process redesign programs aimed at making the organization more effective. Paul’s Medicare team achieved the objective of 10%+ growth in Medicare Advantage and launched the Direct Contracting in the Medicare Model.

Paul then became Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for the Department of Health and Human Services, serving directly with the Secretary from 2019 until just recently (January 2021).  Under his leadership, the entire Department’s policy development process was restructured. He was responsible for overseeing the introduction of industry-changing regulations involving transparency and interoperability. At the request of the White House, he led an effort to rebuild the Strategic National Stockpile, contributed to expanding COVID testing capacity to over 3 million per day, and played a central role in helping to deliver vaccines in record time through Project Operation Warp Speed.

Prior to his business career, Mr. Mango served in the United States Army where he was a Field Artillery Officer with the 2/321 FA, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC, as well as the 3/16 FA, 8th Infantry Division in Germany. During his time in the service, he successfully completed training at the U.S. Army Ranger School, U.S. Army Airborne School, and U.S. Army Jumpmaster School. 

Paul is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was a Distinguished Cadet (Top 5% of class) and where he earned a BS in General Engineering.  He also holds an MBA from Harvard University, graduating as a Baker Scholar (Top 5% of class).

Paul is also very active in funding veterans’ causes over many years including the production of the documentary “Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home”. He serves on the Board of HM3 Partners Independence Fund, a charitable gift foundation helping veterans, first responders, and youth.