Chris Stenzel

National Vice President, Innovation and Business Development

Kaiser Permanente

Chris Stenzel is National Vice President, Innovation and Business Development for Kaiser Permanente’s national health plan. His role is to improve Kaiser Permanente’s competitive position, growth and performance through innovative business initiatives and relationships. He currently oversees a portfolio of initiatives ranging from telehealth enabled retail care to clinical centers of excellence to technology innovation partnerships with large employers. Chris currently serves as a member of Kaiser Permanente’s corporate venture capital oversight committee and is a board member for one of Kaiser Permanente’s portfolio companies. During his 25 years with Kaiser Permanente, Chris has held a wide range of leadership positions within the medical groups, health plan and hospital areas, including strategic planning, information technology management, and business development. He was the CEO of a start-up company owned by Kaiser Permanente that grew to $20 million in revenue. Chris and his team created Kaiser Permanente's highly successful corporate venture capital program. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, Chris was a senior manager with Accenture (then Andersen Consulting). In this role, he led strategic management and information technology consulting projects for large companies in the United States and internationally. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA in Finance with distinction from the University of San Francisco.


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