Dan Burton, the Chief Executive Officer of Health Catalyst, has some very deep roots with his company. He first got involved with the health care data and analytics provider when it was a mere three-person startup. This was in January 2011 and Burton's initial roles were as an investor and advisor. However, by the summer of that same year, his role had expanded to full-time companywide leadership. Since then, Burton hasn't looked back. As CEO, his company has blossomed from a struggling startup to a publicly traded company with a multibillion-dollar valuation.
For many in the industry, the success of Burton’s company comes as no surprise. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Health Catalyst allows its customers to leverage its cloud-based data platform — powered by data from more than 100 million patient records and encompassing trillions of facts — as well as its analytics software and professional services expertise to make data-informed decisions and realize measurable clinical, financial, and operational improvements.
Burton, who now leads a team of over 1000 employees, has shown himself to be resilient even in harsh business climates. For instance, despite the numerous challenges created by the pandemic during 2020, Health Catalyst committed to "no COVID-related layoffs” that year. On top of that, it acquired three technology companies, improved its products and services offerings, and even added nine COVID-specific capabilities to its robust portfolio.
In addition to his CEO role, Burton is also the co-founder of HB Ventures, the first outside equity holder in Health Catalyst. Prior to Health Catalyst and HB Ventures, Burton led the Corporate Strategy Group at Micron Technology. Before that, he held strategy and marketing management roles with Hewlett-Packard for eight years. Burton started his career as an associate consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised healthcare systems and technology companies.
During his lengthy career, Burton has been recognized for his leadership abilities, including being named one of the top 30 Gartner CEO Talent Champions of 2022.
The Health Catalyst boss holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard University, where he was elected a George F. Baker Scholar. He also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in economics from Brigham Young University.