Mike Rude

Chief Human Resources Officer

Mike Rude joined Option Care in 2015 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer with more than 30 years of human resource leadership experience.  Throughout his career, he has designed and implemented people and organization strategies to attract, engage, and grow top talent and to foster dynamic cultures that drive outstanding business performance.

Prior to joining Option Care, Rude was the SVP and CHRO for Catamaran, a pharmacy benefit management company, that grew from $6B to $22B in revenue and employed 6,000 people.  Prior to that time, Rude was the VP and CHRO for Stryker Corporation for 12 years where he was responsible for all human resources activities, leading a team of 400 HR professionals worldwide, and led the communications, public affairs, and government affairs functions. Rude has also worked in HR leadership roles at Boston Scientific, Dun & Bradstreet, and Baxter International.

Rude holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  He and his family live in the Chicagoland area.