Mike Kessel is the President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Canada and is responsible for the growth of the Canadian facility, strategic partnerships and enterprise value creation. During his tenure, the organization has implemented a unique public/private hybrid strategy that has led to the formation of formal partnerships with local Canadian healthcare ecosystem community stakeholders, such as Sick Kids, Sunnybrook, Mt. Sinai and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He has also led partnership efforts with the Ontario Ministry of Health, where there have been several important firsts for in country and cross-border patient care in bariatric surgery and bone marrow transplants. Most importantly, patient experience and employee engagement scores have reached record highs during his tenure. His career has been fueled by a passion for healthcare and over 25 years of experience in strategy, finance, operations and entrepreneurial ventures.
Mr. Kessel was instrumental in the development of a network of executive health and wellness programs with leading medical centers throughout the United States. He successfully secured 39 of the 42 Fortune 500 companies based in Chicago as clients. The program was ranked as one of the top programs in the country by Forbes and Fortune magazines.
Mr. Kessel also held a finance leadership role at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 50 global medical products company that manufactures and distributes medical, surgical and laboratory products. Additionally, he was Co-founder and Chief Financial and Operations Officer for Ignition State Group, LLC, a web strategy and development firm based in Chicago.
Mr. Kessel graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and accounting. He received his CPA designation in 1995. Mr. Kessel received his MBA from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2005 with a focus on Marketing, Finance and Strategy.