Lanier Coles

Senior Director

Lanier Coles
lanier.coles@kp.org

Lanier is a Senior Director with the Permanente Federation, focused on strategic partnerships and growth initiatives.

Prior to joining Kaiser, Lanier served as a Director of Strategy & Business Development for Sutter Health.  Lanier was in the Strategy Group at Sutter Health for 7 years, where she led business planning for acute care hospitals, accountable care contracting and clinical integration efforts.  Lanier also worked for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Northern California developing strategies for nursing and hospital operations.  Lanier started her career in investment banking as an Analyst at PaineWebber and Associate at Merrill Lynch, where she worked on equity offerings and M&A transactions in the consumer and retail sectors.

Lanier has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Finance and Chinese Studies from the University of Virginia.

TESTIMONIALS

"It was easy for us to build a strong relationship with Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development team because they share our commitment to high-quality health care and interest in innovation. Their impressive understanding of our industry and the marketplace allowed us to structure a service model that worked well for both parties and retained the values of both our organizations."
Jim Booth, Chief Executive Officer, Comfort Keepers Franchising, Inc.

"This team is extremely responsive and thoughtful in their evaluation of opportunities so they can fully understand and maximize their potential in delivering on care quality and patient interests/satisfaction. They quickly set themselves apart because of their sophisticated understanding of health care rooted in Kaiser Permanente’s well-established integrated care delivery system. Their unique industry position gives them the ability to quickly and productively integrate new and enhanced products and services into patient care."
Court H. Houseworth, Managing Director, Cain Brothers & Company, LLC

"The transactional skills, technical capabilities and professionalism of Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development and Ventures are among the best I've seen. Their involvement significantly accelerated Broadlane's relationship with Kaiser Permanente."
Bob Brada, President, Broadlane

"Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development is focused on driving the highest possible quality of care delivery and efficiency. Their strong business acumen, high professionalism and negotiating abilities achieved great operational success that allowed Nursefinders to navigate a large and complex organization. From our experience, their team is industry leading in all regard."
Bob Livonius, Nursefinders

"Kaiser Permanente Corporate Development was central to the merger and integration of the Buena Ventura Medical Group into Kaiser Permanente. Their thorough due diligence, market knowledge and commitment to a true partnership allowed for a smooth integration that ultimately benefited the citizens of Buena Ventura county as well as Kaiser Permanente members."
Jim Malone, Buena Ventura Medical Group

"LifeStation has had the pleasure of partnering with Kaiser Permanente’s Corporate Development group for the last two years. The team’s commitment to Kaiser’s goals and finding the best solution for their members was immediately evident in their rigorous partner selection process. We have often commented within our company on their professionalism and dedication. Collaborating with the Kaiser Corporate Development group has made our company better as they constantly push us and themselves as they work to improve the quality of care that the KP system delivers to their membership."
Daniel Oppenheim, LifeStation, Inc.

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