Kent Thiry is chairman and CEO of DaVita, a FORTUNE 200 company. The company operates in 12 countries globally, delivering clinically differentiated health care to nearly two million patients.
DaVita and Thiry have been the subject of multiple case studies taught at the Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is regularly invited to speak on leadership and culture at top schools and companies.
Prior to joining DaVita, Thiry served in several senior executive roles, including chairman and CEO of Vivra Specialty Partners, a specialty health care company; president and then CEO of Vivra, a NYSE health care service company; and partner at Bain & Company.
Thiry earned his B.A. in political science, with distinction, from Stanford University, where he also was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in 1978. He earned his M.B.A., with honors, from Harvard Business School in 1983, where he was also elected to the Century Club.