As chief financial officer of Cardinal Health, Kaufmann has primary responsibility for all of the financial activities of Cardinal Health, including external reporting, investor relations, tax strategy/planning, and capital deployment. He also oversees Global Sourcing for both the Pharmaceutical and Medical segments. As a member of the company’s Executive Team, Kaufmann plays a key role in creating and executing the Cardinal Health strategy.
For 25 years, Kaufmann has held a number of senior operational, sales and finance roles touching all areas of Cardinal Health. Most recently he was the chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical segment whose FY14 revenues exceeded $80 billion. Along with providing direction to the segment’s multiple businesses and sourcing, Kaufmann was instrumental in orchestrating key activities such as the joint venture with CVS Health that formed Red Oak Sourcing and the creation of Fuse, the Cardinal Health technology innovation center.
Kaufmann serves as executive sponsor of the Cardinal Health Women’s Initiative Network, an employee resource group whose goal is to foster a culture of partnerships that makes Cardinal Health a great place for women to work and grow their careers. His support of women leaders in healthcare led to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association naming Kaufmann as its 2012 “Honorable Mentor” and the Institute for Women’s Leadership awarding him the 2014 “Guys Who Get it Award.”
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for MSC Industrial Supply (NYSE: MSM) and on the executive board of Red Oak Sourcing. Kaufmann is a past member of the executive committee of both the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. He also serves as a trustee at Ohio Northern University and is an active member of the community.
Prior to Cardinal Health, Kaufmann had a successful career in audit and consulting with Arthur Andersen, one of the nation’s largest public accounting firms. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.