David Edelman

Aetna, a CVS Health Company

Chief Marketing Officer


As Chief Marketing Officer, Dave leads the research, design, development, and delivery of all marketing activities across the business. He works closely with segment leaders to advance the Aetna brand and deepen the company’s digital and consumer-centric marketing to drive profitable growth. During his tenure at Aetna, Dave has been named one of the world’s most influential CMOs, as well as one of the 25 most interesting CMOs to follow on Twitter for healthcare, digital and technology. 

Dave joined Aetna from McKinsey where he co-led the Global Digital Marketing and Sales practice. He was responsible for the cross-functional team that sets clients’ roadmaps for digital transformation, while also bringing hands-on expertise in analytics, technology, program development, and process redesign. Dave wore two hats at McKinsey, serving also as chief marketing officer for McKinsey’s Marketing and Sales practice.

Prior to McKinsey, Dave was at Digitas for nine years, most recently as executive vice president for the Strategy and Analysis practice. Earlier, he was a partner with the Boston Consulting Group where he helped to build BCG’s “Segment-of-One Marketing” and “E-commerce” practices.

Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. 

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