Executive Leadership

Jack Callison, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Callison was appointed as Enlivant’s new Chief Executive Officer and a Board Director in July 2013, concurrent with TPG’s take private acquisition of the organization.  Based in Chicago, Enlivant is one of the nation's largest senior living owners and operators with a presence in 27 states across the U.S. As Enlivant's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Callison is responsible for all aspects of Enlivant’s investment, operations, and financial strategy.  

Mr. Callison has over 20 years of senior housing and multifamily leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. From October 2008 to March 2013, Mr. Callison served as Holiday Retirement’s Chief Executive Officer. During this tenure, Holiday Retirement owned and operated approximately 37,000 senior housing units across the United States and Canada and employed over 11,000 employees. Prior to joining Holiday Retirement, Mr. Callison was with Archstone (NYSE: ASN, $22 billion of assets) for 12 years in a variety of senior leadership positions, including President – U.S. Operations. Archstone owned and operated over 70,000 multifamily apartments in the United States and over 10,000 units in Germany. Mr. Callison’s career began at KPMG Peat Marwick as a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA").  

Mr. Callison serves on (i) the Board of Directors for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (www.luriechildrens.org); (ii) the Board of Directors and Executive Committee member as Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair for The National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care and is a member of the organization's Governance and Nominating Committee (www.nic.org); (iii) Argentum's Board of Directors and serves on Argentum's PAC/Advocacy Committee (www.argentum.org); and (iv) the Executive Board for the American Seniors Housing Association ("ASHA"), (www.seniorshousing.org). Mr. Callison is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago ("ECC") and The Chicago Club. He is also a past board member of Junior Achievement of Colorado.

Dan Guill, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Guill has strategic oversight responsibility for all aspects of Enlivant’s day-to-day operations including sales and marketing, care services, food services, and building maintenance. Before joining Enlivant, Mr. Guill was managing director and co-founder of LPO Capital Management, where he focused on acquiring and operating underperforming senior living communities across North America. Previously, Mr. Guill worked with a number of private equity firms, including Fortress Investment Group and Parthenon Capital, where he focused on driving operations across senior housing, hospitality, and healthcare services investments.

Akhil Sharma, President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sharma has strategic oversight for all aspects of managing the organization’s balance sheet, finance and IT functions, and field support operations. Before joining Enlivant in 2013, Mr. Sharma was managing director and co-founder of LPO Capital Management, a private equity venture focused on acquiring and operating underperforming senior living assets in North America. Previously, Mr. Sharma spent eight years with Fortress Investment Group, primarily focusing on their senior living private equity investments including Brookdale Senior Living and Holiday Retirement. Mr. Sharma started his career in investment banking at Lazard.

Peter Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Smith has strategic oversight for all aspects of people management. Before joining Enlivant, Mr. Smith was Chief Human Resources Officer for WorldPay, a payment processing company based in London, England. Prior to that, Mr. Smith joined a turnaround team in Private Equity that owned Burger King, as Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, Mr. Smith served as Executive Vice President for Human Resources at AutoNation. Mr. Smith began his 30-year career with the Williams Companies where he focused on labor relations. Prior thereto, Mr. Smith worked for 15 years at Frito-Lay in a progression of leadership roles in the United States and abroad.

Jeff Floyd, Senior Vice President, Midwest Division

Mr. Floyd has strategic oversight responsibility for all aspects of our day-to-day operations in the Midwest Division (Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Northern Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas), including quality care and compliance and sales and marketing. Mr. Floyd is an accomplished executive with almost 30 years of senior housing experience. Prior to joining our team, Mr. Floyd served as the Chief Operating Officer of Wingate Healthcare, a Boston based senior care provider with both assisted living and skilled nursing assets. Prior to Wingate, Mr. Floyd worked for industry leading companies including HCR Manor Care and Sunrise Senior Living. While at Sunrise, Mr. Floyd had oversight responsibility for over 70 senior housing assets including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and large CCRCs. In this role, Mr. Floyd had oversight responsibility for over 7,000 employees supporting over 8,000 residents and generated over $400 million of annual revenue.

Doug Veazey, Senior Vice President, East Division

Mr. Veazey has strategic oversight responsibility for all aspects of our day-to-day operations in the East Division (Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia), including quality care and compliance and sales and marketing. Mr. Veazey is an accomplished executive, with 11 years of senior housing, skilled nursing and physician services experience with Life Care Centers of America, Life Care Physician Services, and Century Park Associates. Prior to joining the senior housing industry in 2006, Mr. Veazey spent the previous 20 years in a variety of leadership roles in the food industry, including Keebler Baking Company.

Cece Credille, Senior Vice President of Quality Services

Ms. Credille supports clinical and operations leadership at Enlivant, including management oversight for quality assurance, life enrichment, and customer satisfaction. Ms. Credille is a registered nurse and an active member of the Illinois Health Care Association, and joins Enlivant after a 25-year tenure at HCR Manor Care with extensive operational, clinical and strategic experience. Her background in leadership healthcare management spans multiple care settings, including long-term care, assisted living, Alzheimer's care, rehabilitation and outpatient care.

Chet Phillips, Chief Information Officer

Mr. Phillips has strategic oversight for all aspects of technology and technology investments. Prior to joining Enlivant, Mr. Phillips was Vice President of Information Technology at Vi, formerly Classic Residence by Hyatt, where he had the responsibility for providing technology to drive a complex senior living business model based on real estate, hospitality, and healthcare. Prior to Vi, Mr. Phillips was the Director of Business Intelligence at Motorola. During his 30-year career, he has implemented and managed large-scale global financial systems in highly mission critical environments, as well as playing a leading role in the integration management of a pioneering, single global ERP system. In 2003, his team won the annual RealWare Award for “Best Strategic Business Performance Management Application.”

Christie Hicks, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

As the leader of Enlivant’s Sales and Marketing teams, Christie is responsible for all sales, marketing and consumer communications. Prior to joining Enlivant, she was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, leading their $6B business-to-business sales team. Christie has been recognized as one of the 25 Most Influential People in both the Hospitality and Meetings industries and has received the Professional Achievement and NYSAE Vision awards

Steve Baker, Vice President Learning and Development

Mr. Baker has strategic oversight for all training and performance improvement processes. Before joining Enlivant, Mr. Baker held training leadership positions with Macaroni Grill, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Cheesecake Factory, and Applebee’s International. Mr. Baker began his restaurant career with TGI Friday’s. During his tenure at Morton’s The Steakhouse, his training programs were presented with the Best Practices Award by The People Report. Steve has also been profiled in Chain Leader Magazine and The Washington Post.

Jim Kleifges, Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Kleifges has strategic oversight for all aspects of our accounting and financial reporting organization. Before joining Enlivant, Mr. Kleifges served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Retail Properties of America, Inc., a $5 billion publicly traded retail REIT. Previously, Mr. Kleifges served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Inland Retail Estate Trust, Inc. a publicly held real estate investment trust, until the acquisition of the company by a third party in a transaction valued in excess of $6 billion. Mr. Kleifges also was Vice President/Corporate Controller of Prime Realty Trust, an office and industrial real estate investment trust based in Chicago, Illinois, with assets in excess of $1 billion. Prior to joining Prime Group, Mr. Kleifges held senior financial and operational positions in various private and public real estate companies located in Illinois and Colorado. Mr. Kleifges was a Senior Manager with KPMG in Chicago, Illinois, and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Randy Dawes, Vice President of Facilities Management

As the leader of Operations, Mr. Dawes oversees the capital projects, maintenance and procurement functions across all Enlivant communities. Mr. Dawes brings 30+ years of hospitality experience to our team, the majority being with the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts organization where most recently he was the Director of Engineering for the Americas; encompassing responsibility for all Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel engineering functions from Canada to South America. His experience with day-to-day facilities functions and capital planning provides a variety of benefits to Enlivant's communities' daily operations.

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