David A. Kantor is a Weatherhead Affiliate Instructor and founder and President of Kantor Consulting Group, a consulting firm which supports healthcare, human services, and community organizations in addressing their strategic, business planning, marketing, governance, and integrated systems issues.
Prior to establishing Kantor Consulting Group in 1996, David served as a senior executive for eight years with Meridia Health System, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest integrated delivery systems. David served in a variety of roles during his tenure with Meridia, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and President and Chief Operating Officer of Meridia’s non-hospital operations division.
During the 1995–96 period, David also held the role of Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Planning for Northeast Ohio Community Health Plan, a managed care joint venture between Meridia and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio.
Prior to joining Meridia, David held the position of Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Bethesda Hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio, a diversified healthcare delivery system. David developed and implemented the strategic marketing plans which grew revenue from diversified operations (including occupational health and home care) by 160% and OB market share by three share points during a two year period.
David’s prior background includes six years in healthcare consulting and five years of non-healthcare services marketing experience.
David has appeared as a speaker on a variety of national and local programs addressing healthcare strategy, marketing, and management issues. Most recently, he has developed and serves as the faculty for the distance learning class Introduction to the Healthcare System, sponsored by the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association. He serves on the editorial board of Strategic Healthcare Marketing, was a member of the editorial review board of The Journal of Healthcare Marketing. David has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development for five years, and is currently President-elect for the organization. He was co-chair of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Annual Educational Conferences of the Society, and served as Section Editor for Finance and Capital of FutureScan 2004–2008, the annual environmental scan publication co-sponsored by the Society and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
David is involved in a variety of local civic activities and has served on the Board of several non-profit organizations, including his current service as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Domestic Violence Center. He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland (1994).
David received his Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.