Chris Grant is chief operating officer and executive vice president for Kaiser Permanente, The Permanente Federation LLC and serves as a member of the senior executive management team. Grant supports the work of nearly 23,000 physicians and 80,000 employees across the Permanente Medical Groups, which provide care to 12.3 million Kaiser Permanente members.
As COO, Grant supports the National Permanente Executive Committee, the Federation’s executive leadership team. He has oversight over the Federation’s clinical quality, products and sales, corporate development, finance, ventures, strategy, external affairs, communications, brand and leadership, and he manages the day-to-day business relationships and internal systems of the organization.
Prior to his role as COO, Grant served as senior vice president for Corporate Development, Care Delivery Strategy and Venture investments, and executive managing director of Kaiser Permanente’s venture capital group. He continues to manage the Federation’s Venture Investments function. Grant cofounded the investment program in 2000 and has overseen more than 70 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 adviser 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.
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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in undergraduate and graduate programs of the Venture Capital Institute.