Mike Kaufmann is chief executive officer of Cardinal Health, a global, integrated healthcare solutions company providing vital products, world class services and customized solutions for providers along the continuum of care.
During his more than 30 years at Cardinal Health, Kaufmann has served in a wide range of executive leadership positions across operations, sourcing, sales and finance, touching all areas of the company. Known for his creativity and grit, Kaufmann was instrumental in orchestrating key activities such as the joint venture with CVS Health that formed Red Oak Sourcing and the creation of Fuse, the Cardinal Health technology innovation center, among others.
Kaufmann passionately advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as not only the right focus areas for leaders, but also the smart choice for businesses looking to achieve better performance and increased innovation.
Kaufmann carries his passion for people and results to his service on boards. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for MSC Industrial Supply, Red Oak Sourcing, Ohio Northern University and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. He also is a member of the executive committee with the Columbus Partnership, where he co‐lead the Partnership’s DEI work.
He has been recognized as a c‐suite leader by Columbus CEO and Columbus Business First; in supply chain excellence by Bellwether League Foundation and its Bellwether Award; and for his DEI work by Columbus Urban League with its Honda Empowerment Award, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and the Institute for Women’s Leadership for his support of women leaders in healthcare; and more.