With over three decades of experience in the healthcare industry, Mr. Mullen is a member of the firm's North American Healthcare Services Practice and has previously served as its National Practice Leader. He is also very active in the Firm's National Nonprofit Practice and Global Financial Market.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 1996, Mr. Mullen served as president and CEO of Vertihealth, the managed care division of UniHealth—a large integrated health system in Southern California. In this capacity, Mr. Mullen served on the senior leadership team of the $2 billion parent company and directed managed care and integration efforts for its eight acute care hospitals, medical groups, and related service companies.
Mr. Mullen has held CEO roles at hospitals with companies such as Hospital Corporation of America and senior positions with management consulting firms such as Ernst & Young.
Ed has been active on many national and community boards, and currently serves on the RAND Health Advisory Board. Previous national boards include Health Insights (Fellow and past Chairman), the National Association of Private Psychiatric Hospitals, and locally, California Hospital Medical Center, and the Alliance for Children's Rights (past President).
Mr. Mullen has a master's degree in public health from Yale University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Louis University.