Ed Stout, MBA

Managing Partner

Ed Stout’s healthcare client service spans more than a decade. As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Ed led teams that served nationally recognized integrated delivery systems as well as large for profit and not-for-profit providers. As a trusted counselor to senior executives, Ed advised on issues of strategy, revenue growth, operational efficiency, and physician alignment. He has helped architect and implement large scale operational transformations at some of the largest hospital systems in the United States, and has provided subject matter expertise to hospital leaders in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.

In 2008, Ed co-founded the McKinsey Hospital Institute (now Objective Health), a technology-enabled consulting solution for hospitals within McKinsey. Ed grew the team to nearly 40 employees and led all product development and client service. Ed’s searches at Grant Cooper are national in scope, and include clinical and non-clinical leaders for providers and other healthcare entities, with an emphasis on “C-level” leaders.

Ed received his BS in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He also spent five years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving on the attack submarines Sunfish and Jefferson City.