Chris Grant is a senior vice president at Kaiser Permanente and serves as a member of the senior executive management team. In addition to overseeing corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and care delivery strategy, Grant is managing director of Kaiser Permanente's venture capital group, KP Ventures. Grant cofounded the investment program in 2000 and has overseen more than 55 investments in highly innovative medical technology companies. Kaiser Permanente's successful venture investment function is designed to support the company's health care mission while generating venture capital rates of return. Grant has served as a board director or advisor to over a dozen medical technology and service companies.
Prior to the formation of the venture fund in 2000, Grant was responsible for creating, developing, and managing a portfolio of new products and business lines for the organization. Before joining Kaiser Permanente in 1995, Grant held several positions on the Business Development and Financial Management Team of Rockwell International. He served on Governor Brown's Job Creation Advisory Committee and currently serves on the boards of the East Bay Foundation for Health Education, the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation, and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Council. He is a trustee of his local school district and serves as an advisor to the Health and Science Department of Dominican University.
Grant has a bachelor's degree in business from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has completed executive management and leadership programs at the Harvard Business School, at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business (at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and in undergraduate and graduate programs of the Venture Capital Institute.