Eric Engler is the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Ascension, the largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system. In this role, Eric serves as the architect for Ascension’s strategy with responsibility for identifying opportunities and designing approaches to transform the organization and sustain its Mission. As Chief Strategy Officer, Eric provides strategic thought leadership for Ascension and partners with Subsidiary and Market leaders to build a dynamic ministry for the future. He also leads the Strategy Mission-wide Function toward delivering on the Dual Transformation commitment called for in our Advanced Strategic Direction: transforming our current core healthcare operations while developing new, transformational models for the future.
Prior to joining Ascension in 2001, Eric served in financial planning roles for Reuters, plc and Bridge Information Systems, Inc., both providers of financial market data services. Prior to that tenure, Eric served as a Transaction Services Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, leading merger and acquisition transactions for large public companies and private equity funds. Eric is also a former Equity Research Associate with Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. in New York. He began his career in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services practice of Price Waterhouse.
Eric is a C.P.A. and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Eric resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife, Courtney, and his two sons, Davis and Graham.