Derek Rago


Derek Rago - PresidentDerek Rago is the president for Ontada where he leads the business in its vision of transforming the fight against cancer by creating actionable insights and intelligence throughout the spectrum of care.

Derek joined McKesson in 2004 and has held a number of roles throughout his tenure. Most recently, he led McKesson’s Data, Evidence and Insights business, one of the core assets used to power Ontada. He also led the McKesson copay savings and patient adherence business, which is now part of RxCrossroads, a McKesson company.

Prior to McKesson, Derek worked at what is now Symphony Health (a PRA Health Sciences company), where he played a key role in the creation and development of prescriber-level products that supported the pharmaceutical salesforce’s targeting and compensation efforts.

Derek holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

“My vision for cancer care when Ontada succeeds is that providers will have the right information at the right time in order to deliver personalized treatment plans for their patients. And Ontada will be the catalyst for life sciences companies advancing their innovative therapies so that they can be made available for patients at the center of the fight against cancer.”