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David Smith


David is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Third Horizon Strategies, an organization that supports health care companies in strategic planning responsive to current and expected policy and market environmental conditions. Prior to organizing Third Horizon, David was the Chief Client Strategies Officer and a Partner with Leavitt Partners.

His expertise encompasses managed care, alternative payment models, and public health. David has established many coalitions focused on these efforts, most notably in the areas of opioid use disorder recovery, individual market stabilization, and consumer-engagement platforms. He is the co-founder of the Health Care Council of Chicago, a group of Chicago-based health care businesses focused on economic development, system transformation, and social disparities. David serves on the board of the Sinai Hospital System and HIMSS North America. He is also on the Founder’s Council of United States of Care, a non-partisan initiative focused on expanding health care access.

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