Richard (Rick) Pro, DBA
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Cone Health

Rick Pro

Richard (Rick) Pro, D.B.A., became Cone Health’s first chief data and analytics officer in 2016. Pro’s team is responsible for the enterprise-wide analytics data platform, application of data science methods to uncover patterns hidden in Cone Health’s vast data repository, development of predictive and business simulation models and provision of analytics-driven consultative services to leaders across Cone Health.

Pro has more than 30 years of analytics, operations, information technology and strategic management consulting experience in health care, including both care delivery and insurance organizations.

Pro earned a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Liberty University with high distinction. He has an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University with a specialization in strategy. Pro also holds a master’s degree in materials science from the University of California-Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Pro is a fellow in the Academy for Health Care Management. He serves on the advisory boards of the North Carolina Health Information Exchange and the UNC-Greensboro Master of Science in Informatics and Analytics program. He has co-chaired the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign and formerly served on the board of directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.