Darnell Dent is a Senior Consultant for The Pharmacy Group where he works closely with Perry Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, on strategic projects. Darnell is an experienced C-level executive with a wealth of knowledge and insight into managed care and health plan organizational development and strategy.
Before working with Perry, Darnell was President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstCare Health Plans, an Austin-based regional health plan recently acquired by Baylor Scott and White Health Plan. Previously, he was the Chief Business Development Officer for UPMC Health Plan, Executive Director, UnitedHealthCare, CEO of Community Health Plan of Washington, and CEO of Health Net Life Insurance Company. He is the past chair of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Community-Based Health Plans (TACHP), and former president-elect of the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Health Plans (TAHP).
In addition to his work with TPG, he also works as a strategic advisor to Softheon, Inc. a national cloud-based health insurance technology and services company, based in Stony Brook, New York. Darnell serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Managed Healthcare Executive, a healthcare publication for healthcare executives and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas TriCities Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he currently serves as Chair of the NACD Austin Advisory Board.
Prior to a successful career in the health insurance industry, Dent served in the United States Marine Corps as an officer attaining the rank of Captain. While serving his country he learned leadership and organizational discipline skills that he still uses today.
Darnell resides near Lake Travis in Austin, Texas where he has lived since 2012.