Biography
Ryan ThielenRisk Management and Insurance
Ryan Thielen joins the Risk Management and Insurance MBA program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison having spent the previous four years working for Epic Systems Corporation as a Project Manager and Implementation Consultant. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Ryan attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated in 2012 with B.S. degrees in both Finance and Marketing.
 
After beginning his professional career in the retail management program with the Target Corporation, Ryan moved to Epic, a global leader in Electronic Medical Records, in February of 2013 and began work in the Implementation division focusing on.software designed for health plans and delegated risk groups. Among his work includes the support and management of the full design and construction of a new claims processing system with California’s largest active health plan. Through his experiences Ryan gained knowledge about various aspects and requirements within the health insurance industry and obtained a specialized knowledge in accounts payable, case management, population health, capitation, premium billing and utilization management solutions. As an Implementation Director, Ryan worked closely with CIOs, VPs, and Directors to define and subsequently oversee the roll out of solutions which led to increased profitability while maintaining legal compliance at both the state and national levels. Ryan is currently working as a consultant for a national health plan and will look to continue his career in the healthcare industry going forward.
 
In his free time, Ryan enjoys hiking, golfing, traveling, and coaching soccer.