Office: St. Louis

COREY LOHNES, PHD

Managing Director

COREY LOHNES, PHD

Managing Director

Corey Lohnes, PhD is a Managing Director in the Healthcare Services practice of Diversified Search. He joined the firm in 2019, following Diversified Search’s acquisition of Grant Cooper.

Lohnes’s executive search experience includes clinical and scientific leaders for clients ranging from academic medical centers and integrated delivery systems to cancer centers, children’s hospitals, and scientific institutes. His specific knowledge and expertise regarding grant mechanisms, translational and clinical research, multi-disciplinary team science, and academic medicine adds unique value to Diversified Search’s physician, physician-investigator, and scientist leadership recruitment.

Lohnes joined Grant Cooper following six years of experience in clinical research and business development with Washington University in St. Louis. After earning his PhD in Biocontrol, Lohnes served as a Licensing Associate with Washington University’s Office of Technology Management. His licensing and intellectual property expertise centered on biomedical and pharmaceutical partnerships with companies ranging from start-ups to multinational biotechs.

Lohnes has successfully led a portfolio of successful searches for key clinician, clinician-scientist, and scientific leaders including Deans, Department Chairs, Department Vice-Chairs, Division Chiefs, Institute Directors, and research Program Leaders.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.449.1572

E-Mail: Corey.Lohnes@divsearch.com

Location: St. Louis, MO

EDUCATION

Ph.D. - Movement Science and Biocontrol

Washington University School of Medicine – St. Louis

Master of Science - Human Movement Science

University of Memphis

Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology

University of New Brunswick

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

KENT M. RAPP

Managing Director

KENT M. RAPP

Managing Director

With nearly 20 years in executive search, Kent Rapp is a Managing Director in the St. Louis office, where he conducts executive-level searches for clients in consumer, industrial, business and financial services, healthcare and nonprofit sectors for general management and functional leadership positions in marketing and sales, operations, manufacturing, finance and human resources. He has built an extensive list of clients ranging from family-owned and private equity portfolio companies to global public corporations, and often serves as a trusted advisor in an ongoing capacity. Rapp joined the firm in 2019, following Diversified Search’s acquisition of Grant Cooper.

Prior to entering executive search, Rapp’s early career was spent in domestic and international general management, marketing, and sales leadership roles with Fortune 500 (Johnson & Johnson, Pet/Pillsbury) and privately held (Spectrum Brands) consumer product companies.

Rapp is active in the community and serves on the Board of Directors at Sherwood Forest, a member agency of the United Way, where he is the immediate past Board President. He also serves as the current Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.449.1585

E-Mail: Kent.Rapp@divsearch.com

Location: St. Louis, MO

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Bachelor of Arts – Economics

Brown University

PRACTICE AREAS

CEO CONSUMER AND RETAIL EDUCATION, NONPROFIT, AND ARTS AND CULTURE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRIAL

CARRIE HACKETT

Managing Director

CARRIE HACKETT

Managing Director

Carrie Hackett is a Managing Director in the firm’s Healthcare Services practice, joining in 2019 when the Grant Cooper firm was acquired by Diversified Search.

Hackett joined Grant Cooper in 2005 as a Managing Partner and was subsequently named the firm’s President. She brings more than 25 years of experience and sterling client-evaluated quality ratings for hundreds of executive positions across the nation. Hackett, a registered nurse, forged a successful career as nurse manager for one of the nation’s largest obstetrics services before entering the executive search industry, where she has earned a national reputation for excellence in finding and placing top-flight healthcare leaders.

Hackett’s clients include organizations as geographically and organizationally diverse as Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Vanderbilt Health in Nashville, and Ochsner Health System in New Orleans. For these organizations and others, she has placed scores of CMOs, CEOs, CFOs, and service line leaders. Her portfolio—spanning academic medical centers, community hospitals, multi-specialty medical groups, and integrated health systems—is dominated by repeat engagements, a testament to her strong record of client satisfaction.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.449.1590

E-Mail: Carrie.Hackett@divsearch.com

Location: St. Louis, MO

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science - Nursing

St. Louis University

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

RONALD CHOD, MD

Managing Director

RONALD CHOD, MD

Managing Director

Dr. Ronald Chod is a Managing Director in the Healthcare Services practice of Diversified Search. He joined the firm in 2019, following Diversified Search’s acquisition of Grant Cooper.

Dr. Chod brings more than 25 years of experience in clinical practice, academic leadership, and integrated delivery system administration to Diversified Search. He accepted his first leadership role as Vice President for Clinical Affairs at BJC Healthcare in St. Louis in 1994, then subsequently served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, with administrative appointment as Executive Director, Faculty Practice Plan, and academic appointment as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Chod’s executive search practice is national in scope and is highly focused on academic physician leaders, including deans, department chairs, and division heads, and on academic hospital and integrated delivery system leaders, including CMOs, CMIOs, CEOs, as well as group practice leaders. His firsthand knowledge of key business and leadership issues facing healthcare institutions, along with his access to academic and hospital leaders throughout the United States, provides a strong platform for effectiveness in filling key leadership searches.

Dr. Chod has served as an author and invited lecturer on a wide variety of academic and integrated delivery system business development topics, including physician integration, physician-hospital alignment strategies and joint ventures, and clinical quality improvement.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.449.1595

E-Mail: Ronald.Chod@divsearch.com

Location: St. Louis, MO

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration

Washington University in St. Louis

Doctor of Medicine

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Bachelor of Science - Biology

The University of Texas at Austin

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES

ED STOUT

Managing Director

ED STOUT

Managing Director

Ed Stout is a Managing Director and Practice Leader in the Healthcare Services Practice of Diversified Search. He assumed this role in 2019, following Diversified Search’s acquisition of Grant Cooper.

Stout’s experience in healthcare client service spans more than a decade. As a consultant at McKinsey & Company, he led teams that served nationally recognized integrated delivery systems, as well as large for-profit and not-for-profit providers, advising 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, Stout co-founded the McKinsey Hospital Institute (now Objective Health), a technology-enabled consulting solution for hospitals within McKinsey. There, he grew the team to nearly 40 employees and led all product development and client service. Stout joined Grant Cooper in 2012, where his searches have been national in scope, including clinical and non-clinical leaders for providers and other healthcare entities.

Prior to his work in executive search and leadership development, Stout spent five years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving on the attack submarines Sunfish and Jefferson City.

CONTACT

Phone: 314.449.1576

E-Mail: Ed.Stout@divsearch.com

Location: St. Louis, MO

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration

Duke University

Bachelor of Science - Systems Engineering

United States Naval Academy

PRACTICE AREAS

HEALTHCARE SERVICES