Quint Studer is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a mentor to many, and extremely dedicated to his community. He has given his life to designing the building blocks for people and organizations that guide them to achieving and sustaining high performance.
Quint Studer is the founder of Studer Group®, a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Studer Group is an outcomes firm that implements Evidence-Based LeadershipSM systems and practices to help organizations achieve, sustain, and accelerate in service, quality, finance, people, and growth. For six consecutive years – the last three being in the top 10 – Studer Group has been named one of the Best Small and Medium Workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work®. Quint retired from Studer Group in March of 2016 to become a full-time community volunteer to undertake the development, training, and education of the Pensacola Metro Community.
Inc. magazine named Studer its Master of Business, making him the only healthcare leader to have ever won this prestigious award. A consummate teacher and student, Quint was part of the 21st Healthcare Leadership Curriculum Task Force at Harvard Business School. Quint has served as a Board Member at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Quint has also served as a Think Tank Panelist in Washington D.C., as Faculty in Residence at George Washington University, and a Guest Professor at Cornell University. In 2014, Quint was recognized as one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Magazine. In September of 2014, Quint was the first ever recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Marketing Visionary Award. He also currently serves on the Board of Sacred Heart Health System.
Studer has written and contributed to a number of books including his newest Healing Physician Burnout, released in September 2015. His first book, Hardwiring Excellence, a Business Week bestseller, is one of the most read leadership books written for healthcare, with more than 700,000 copies in circulation today. Results that Last, written for non-healthcare, hit the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list of business books. Some of his other books include 101 Answers to Questions Leaders Ask, offering practical solutions to healthcare leaders; Straight A Leadership, helping organizations execute well in this changing external environment; and A Culture of High Performance, providing leadership skills to perform at a higher level—continuously. One of his most popular books, The Great Employee Handbook, provides actions employees can take to better their work and life. Just prior to leaving Studer Group Quint released Maximize Performance for education leaders and teachers, to help them create a culture of educational excellence.
Quint and his wife Rishy moved to Pensacola in 1996 and have not been afraid to invest in its future. They both have been given many awards through their years here in Pensacola. Of all the awards, one of their most meaningful is the “Ethics Award” by the Gulf Breeze Rotary and the Pensacola Rotary. Quint was awarded the Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Award for Community Leader in 2005/2006 for having a ‘true spirit of service.’
They are co-owners of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team based here in Pensacola, Florida. The team plays in the Southern League and are the Class Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team. On January 19, 2015, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced that two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson joined Quint and Rishy as co-owner of the team. With this partnership, Bubba and the Studers hope to create even more memorable experiences for Wahoos fans, cultivate a great place for Wahoos employees to work and, with Bubba’s leadership, gain a more national and international awareness for the Blue Wahoos and the City of Pensacola, Florida.
Quint and Rishy founded the Studer Community Institute in February 2014, a non-profit organization that works with small businesses and sponsors research and development of benchmarks to help communities evaluate and understand the health of local economy, government, and quality of life. The Institute produces fact-based analysis of issues that need to be addressed to move forward. The two main initiatives Studer Community Institute focus on improving early childhood brain development by creating America’s First Early Learning City, and training small businesses and entrepreneurs in universally recognized best practices and leadership development tools to help grow their business.
Quint says he has a human responsibility to act and to do so with a sense of urgency.
Quint will always connect his actions back to purpose.
Studer Family of Companies Mission, Vision and Values
Mission – To improve the quality of life for the people in the Pensacola Metro Area.
Vision – To make the Pensacola Metro Area the greatest place to live in the world.
Core Values – We are expected to live the values and embrace the spirit of behavioral standards. Living the values is essential to create an environment that reinforces our dedication to our mission and vision.
Teamwork – Respectfully working together to achieve common goals
Respect – Treating everyone with equal value and consideration
Integrity – Honesty in all our interactions
Generosity – Giving of your knowledge, time, support, and sharing opportunities
Learning – Consistently seeking knowledge, skill, and to understand others
Measurable achievement – Achieving partner and Studer Family of Companies pillar outcomes using evidence-based practices, innovative technologies and other improvement methodologies to assure return investment for all stakeholders.