Kent Thiry

Business Leader; Philanthropist; Civic Leader

Kent Thiry served as the transformative CEO of DaVita, a leading kidney care company, from 1999 to 2019. Through his visionary leadership, DaVita went from near bankruptcy to the Fortune 500 list, setting new standards in patient outcomes. Kent prioritized employee well-being and development, implementing programs that fostered a sense of community and empowered individuals. DaVita’s revenue increased dramatically under his guidance, becoming a global leader in clinical innovation and achieving superior patient outcomes. The company’s success drew the attention of Harvard and Stanford, who studied its leadership and work culture. 

Kent is a sought-after leadership speaker. Since stepping down as CEO, Kent has devoted his life to positive impact. He is active in philanthropy and civic groups focused on education, healthcare, and community leadership.