Kara Trott is the founder and chief executive officer of Quantum Health, a consumer navigation and care coordination company. Throughout her career, Trott has had success designing and executing research-based consumer intercept strategies for major consumer brands like Citibank, Ford, Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola. She brought this same expertise to healthcare– in 1999, Trott founded Quantum Health, the first company in the healthcare industry to apply consumer behavior mapping strategies. Using proprietary research, Quantum Health established a best-in-class model for consumer care coordination and navigation based on how people experience their healthcare journey, what they need and how best to connect with them.
Prior to founding Quantum Health, Kara was a corporate attorney with the law firm Bricker & Eckler, and she also served as a strategic marketing consultant and project manager at RPA, an international consulting firm. Kara earned a J.D. with Honors from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a B.A. in Politics and Philosophy from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Kara has been honored with numerous awards over the course of her career— she was named Healthcare Executive of the Year by Columbus CEO, Smart Business Magazine’s Smart 50, a 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies for the past nine years through the Women Presidents’ Organization and was awarded the KeyBank Key4Women Achievement Award. She was also named Enterprising Woman of the Year and Ernst & Young’s Regional Entrepreneur of the Year. Kara is currently a member of The Committee of 200, an invitation-only organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders. Kara was the founding member of the Tiffany Circle Society of the American Red Cross, is a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization and serves on the National Council for The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, the Ohio HBA Advisory Board and as a member of the Ohio Wesleyan University Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. Quantum Health has been named a Fastest Growing Privately Held Company for the past 10 years by Inc. 5000, a Great Place to Work® Best Small & Medium Workplaces by FORTUNE Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine and Great Place to Work, and has been a Columbus Business First Best Place to Work for ten consecutive years.