Fawad Butt

Fawad Butt

Executive-in-Residence, Healthtech
Some people are builders and some are nurturers. I see myself as a nurturer. It’s my job to listen to founders who are excited about solving a problem and leverage my experiences to add value and help them overcome challenges.

With 20+ years of experience as a senior data leader at some of the country’s largest healthcare organizations, Fawad brings a deep understanding of the nuances of the US ​​healthcare systems and the underlying data and analytics capabilities needed to transform it.

Fawad works closely with the Canvas General Partners to evaluate and manage investments in data, analytics, and healthcare. His specialty is in intricately weaving together technology, organizational structures, incentives, and policies to align business objectives and technical capabilities. He is passionate about nurturing businesses as they grow, and applying his experience to help founders innovate and solve problems in the healthcare and data spaces. He serves as an advisor to several data, analytics, and healthcare startups, including Skyflow, KINS, Monte Carlo, and Redesign Health. 

Fawad holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. 

Biography

Prior to joining Canvas as an Executive-in-Residence, Fawad served as the Chief Data Officer at UnitedHealthcare and Optum, leading the industry’s largest team of data and analytics experts and a multi-hundred-million-dollar P&L.

With 20+ years of experience as a senior data leader at some of the country’s largest healthcare organizations, Fawad brings a deep understanding of the nuances of the US ​​healthcare systems and the underlying data and analytics capabilities needed to transform it.

Fawad works closely with the Canvas General Partners to evaluate and manage investments in data, analytics, and healthcare. His specialty is in intricately weaving together technology, organizational structures, incentives, and policies to align business objectives and technical capabilities. He is passionate about nurturing businesses as they grow, and applying his experience to help founders innovate and solve problems in the healthcare and data spaces. He serves as an advisor to several data, analytics, and healthcare startups, including Skyflow, KINS, Monte Carlo, and Redesign Health. 

Fawad holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. 

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Raising my two kids, and gardening. I love helping people and things grow.

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I speak 5 languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, and Arabic. Next up: Spanish.

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