Skip navigation
CVS Health announces CFO Shawn Guertin to take leave of absence.png LinkedIn
CVS Health will continue to report third quarter earnings results on November 1, 2023, and hold Investor Day on December 5, 2023, as previously announced.

CVS CFO Shawn Guertin to take leave, citing family health issues

The retailer also announced several other leadership changes

CVS Health today announced several leadership updates, effective immediately:

  • Executive Vice President, CFO and President of Health Services Shawn Guertin will be taking a leave of absence from his role due to unforeseen family health reasons
  • Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance, Tom Cowhey, has been appointed interim CFO
  • CEO of Oak Street Health, Mike Pykosz, has been named interim President of Health Services

"Our thoughts are with Shawn and his family during this difficult period," said CVS Health President and CEO Karen Lynch. "The Board and I have every confidence that Tom and Mike will ensure we continue to execute our strategy seamlessly while we give Shawn time to be with his family."

Cowhey joined CVS Health in February 2022. He previously served as CFO of Surgery Partners Inc., and before that spent more than a decade at Aetna in various strategy and finance roles. Since joining CVS Health, he has overseen investor relations, corporate development, treasury, and finance operations, working closely with Guertin and Lynch to manage the company's overall financial strategy.

Pykosz joined CVS Health following the acquisition of Oak Street Health on May 2. As CEO and a co-founder of Oak Street, he built it into a leading multi-payor, value-based primary care platform. During his time at CVS Health, Pykosz has been focused on continuing to run the Oak Street business, while also helping to unify all of CVS Health's care delivery assets.

Kyle Armbrester, CEO of Signify Health, has continued to lead Signify Health since it became part of CVS Health on March 29. He is highly involved in the Health Services strategy and remains a member of the executive leadership team.


Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.