Chad Grant ’99 Named President and CEO of McLaren Oakland
Chad Grant believes work ethic and the drive for excellence can overcome many obstacles. Including age. He’s living proof.
The 40-year-old Grant has risen quickly up the corporate ladder since starting his career in health care with the Detroit Medical Center in 1995. He became one of the youngest executives in DMC history when he was named chief operating officer (COO) of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 2012.
In December 2014, Grant was appointed to his current position as President and CEO of McLaren Oakland, a subsidiary of the 10-hospital McLaren Health Care system.
“Even at an early age, I was always the youngest, so I had to work harder to really maintain within my peer group,” Grant said. “Even with the 10 CEOs of McLaren, I am by far the youngest. I need to work hard and learn. I think that work ethic has helped.”
The 1999 graduate of Siena Heights University’s Southfield campus said his education also set the stage for his success.
“Education is the foundation of the knowledge that I use, especially at Siena Heights,” said Grant, who received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in nuclear medicine. “I focused on as many finance classes as I could. For me, that’s what really separates me from everyone else in my career. I took advantage of the instruction and (expertise) of the instructors at Siena Heights. … They helped me connect the dots. I use a lot of the skills even to this day.”