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Binx Health: Jeff Grosklags

Binx Health has appointed Jeff Grosklags, UnitedHealth Group's Optum Rx CFO, to its board of directors. Grosklags has worked in financial leadership positions within pharmacy services provider Optum and its parent company United for the past 16 years, including as CFO of Optum Health Care Solutions and Optum Health Care Delivery, as well as COO and CFO of Optum Financial Services.

Previously, he worked at consumer lending firm Metris Companies as CFO of the credit card business and SVP of finance. He has also worked as a senior auditor for tax and auditing consulting firm Deloitte. 

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