Executive Leadership

Jack Callison, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

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. Enlivant, recently named a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute in partnership with Fortune, 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 cultural, operational, investment, 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 independent living 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 Medical Center Board of Directors for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (www.luriechildrens.org); current Vice Chair of the Quality Management and Professional Services Committee; (ii) The National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care ("NIC") Board of Directors (www.nic.org); current Vice Chair, Executive Committee member, Governance and Nominating Committee Chair and Audit Committee member; previous Treasurer and Audit Committee Chair; and (iii) the Executive Board for the American Seniors Housing Association ("ASHA"), (www.seniorshousing.org). Mr. Callison is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago ("ECC"). He is also a past Board Director of (i) Argentum (www.argentum.org), where he also served on Argentum's Board PAC/Advocacy Committee and (ii) Junior Achievement of Colorado.

Dan Guill, President and 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, building maintenance and IT. 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. 

Peter C. Smith │ Chief Human Resources Officer

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. 

Jim Kleifges, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kleifges has strategic oversight for all managing aspects of the company's finance and accounting organizations. 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.

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.” 

Michael Chester, Senior Vice President, South Division

Mr. Chester has strategic oversight responsibility for all aspects of our day-to-day operations in the South Division (Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas) including quality care, compliance and sales and marketing. Mr. Chester has 30+ years of operations experience, most recently leading the retail division for World Kitchen (now Corelle Brands) as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining World Kitchen, Mr. Chester spent 20+ years with Sears Holdings in numerous operations leadership roles. He holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

Brad Poterack, Senior Vice President, North Division

Mr. Poterack has strategic oversight responsibility for all aspect of our day-to-day operation the North Division (Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware), including quality care and compliance, and sales and marketing. Mr. Poterack’s prior experience includes 25 years in retail store leadership at all levels for leading retailers including Von Maur, Marshall Field and Macys. Most recently, he was a District Vice President for Macy’s in Chicago, leading the 22 store, $700M District. Mr. Poterack was responsible for leading all aspects of store operations and led a district team which supported stores across each function.

David Thurlow, Senior Vice President, West Division

David Thurlow, Senior Vice President, West Division

Mr. Thurlow has strategic oversight responsibility for all aspects of our day-to-day operations in the West Division (Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and Washington), including quality care and compliance and sales and marketing. Mr. Thurlow’s prior experience includes leading all aspects of operations for a portfolio of Long Term Acute Care Hospitals at Kindred Healthcare and driving healthcare innovations and partnerships as a Vice President at Walgreens. Mr. Thurlow also spent ten years as a strategic advisor to numerous companies in healthcare and other industries as a consultant at Bain & Company.