Francois Charette

Senior Vice President, Engineering


François Charette has more than 20 years of experience in technology. He has helped organizations deliver on their product strategy by focusing on customer needs, technology innovation and driving team transformation. François currently serves as Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at Optum. François’ organization partners with leaders and sales teams across Optum to define and execute on the technology strategy to meet current and future needs in the Payer, Provider, Life Sciences and Government markets. François has been with UnitedHealth Group for over 10 years. Prior to joining UHG, François was Vice President of Engineering at a Minneapolis based start-up company called TestQuest where he held various leadership roles. He directed a significant portion of the company’s growth agenda, and built the international consulting businesses which established the company globally. Earlier, François was an officer in the Canadian military in Ottawa, Canada. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario.