Chris Hester

Chief Executive Officer

A mission-oriented technology leader, Chris Hester joins Civitas Learning® as Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than twenty years of experience leading companies that create social impact through the application of technology and analytics.

Most recently, he served as President of Kinnser Health, developer of workflow tools for clinicians that integrate insights from longitudinal patient data into healthcare practices, transforming how care is delivered to over 798,000 patients every year. After founding the company in 2003, Hester led the development of the firm’s pioneering AI platform, now used by post-acute healthcare providers to understand, quantify and improve patient outcomes. A native of Texas, Chris is also a former first-generation, non-traditional student, who deeply understands the challenges faced by so many of the students supported by Civitas Learning today.