Senior Business Advisor, Former Chief Financial Officer
San Mateo, CA
Michael “Mick” Murray currently holds the role of senior business advisor at Blue Shield of California where he advises on strategy and operational execution optimization. He held the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer at Blue Shield of California between 2013 and 2018 and was responsible for the company’s financial strategy and operations including capital planning, budgeting, forecasting and financial accounting and reporting. He also oversaw the actuarial, corporate development, real estate and procurement functions within the company.
Mick has more than 25 years of senior finance leadership experience. Prior to joining Blue Shield of California he held various senior finance roles in a number of global technology companies. He served as chief financial officer at Hitachi Global Storage and chief accounting officer at Yahoo, where he was responsible for domestic and international finance operations. Previously, Mick held a variety of corporate finance positions at Sun Microsystems Inc., which included assignments in Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; and Broomfield, Colorado.
Mick is a native of Ireland and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from National University of Ireland, Dublin. He started his career with Price Waterhouse Dublin and qualified as a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Mick resides in the Bay Area.