Roger Formisano

Roger A. Formisano

Vice President for Strategic and Leadership Development
UW Medical Foundation

About Roger Formisano

Roger Formisano was a Professor of Business at the University of Maryland, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a combined 30 years. Currently he is a Visiting Professor of Business at HEC (Paris, France) and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin.

Formisano also spent 10 years in the health care private sector as a senior executive at United Wisconsin Services, a publicly-traded multi-disciplined insurance and health care firm. In this capacity he was responsible for multiple HMOs, a health care consulting company, and workers compensation, life and disability insurance companies. He also worked as a health care investment banker with a Chicago based boutique firm.

Dr. Formisano has written extensively in the insurance, risk management, and health care sectors. He is the author of A Managers Guide to Strategy published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. He also has worked with many businesses in M&A advisory and strategic planning capacities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy development and execution
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship/business start-ups
  • Insurance
  • Organizational design


B.A. - Mathematics
University of New Hampshire

PhD - Operations Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill