Movers & Shakers: Wells Fargo’s National Health Care Sales Manager

Wells Fargo Capital Finance Announces New National Health Care Sales Manager

Wells Fargo Capital Finance, the asset-based lending division of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced the promotion of Kevin Harbour to national health care sales manager in the company’s health care finance group.

Harbour will be responsible for leading a team of business development professionals focused on providing senior secured asset based, real estate and cash flow financing to middle market health care companies across the country. This covers a variety of sectors, including acute care and specialty hospitals, skilled nursing and post-acute care, behavioral health, hospice and more.

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Harbour has spent almost 13 years with Wells Fargo Capital Finance, most recently serving as national underwriting manager in the health care finance group, where he was responsible for overseeing the structuring, underwriting and execution of all health care transactions. Before that, he worked in various capacities, including originations, underwriting and portfolio management.

“Kevin has been an important part of our health care finance group since joining four years ago,” Rhonda Noell, head of the health care finance group at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, said in a news release. “He is vital to helping us grow the business and supporting our vision and values of meeting the financial needs of our customers. I’m proud to promote Kevin to a role that he was meant to do.”

Senior Lifestyle Names New Senior VP of Sales and Marketing

Senior living owner, operator and developer Senior Lifestyle Corp. named Cherie Dupor as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Before joining Senior Lifestyle, Dupor worked in the residential housing and new construction development industries for 14 years in various capacities, including regional operations and sales and marketing. She started with Senior Lifestyle in 2011, and moved up the ladder in the company’s sales and marketing department.

“I am delighted to announce Cherie’s promotion as she has shown tremendous dedication to Senior Lifestyle for the past five-plus years,” Jon DeLuca, Senior Lifestyle’s president and CEO, said in a news release. “Her focus, passion and drive to succeed have remained constant throughout her tenure. Cherie has exemplified our values throughout her career at Senior Lifestyle by providing exceptional service to residents, families, co-workers and partners. She leads by example and has an unwavering desire to be the best at everything she does.”

In addition to Dupor’s promotion, Senior Lifestyle welcomed Janine Witte to a newly created position of national director of sales. Witte has more than 16 years of experience in senior housing sales.

Caring.com Chooses New CEO

Third-party referral agent Caring.com recently promoted Karen Cassel to CEO.

Cassel joined Caring.com in 2011 as a general manager of performance marketing, and she later served as the company’s COO before becoming CEO in 2016. Prior to beginning at Caring.com, Cassel held senior leadership positions at online vertical marketing pioneer Quinstreet and the international social media giant Tagged. Most recently, she headed the business-to-business marketing division at Ziff Davis Media.

Cassel began her career as an actuarial assistant at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, where she developed and priced features for the company’s long-term care insurance products. She joined Caring.com after 20 years away from long-term care, but said returning to the industry “felt like coming full circle.”

Springpoint Senior Living Selects New President

The Springpoint Senior Living board of trustees selected Anthony A. Argondizza as president of the company, which is New Jersey’s largest nonprofit provider of senior housing and services. The announcement comes after current President Gary T. Puma announced retirement plans in 2014 and the board conducted a succession plan to ensure a seamless transition.

Argondizza will assume the position of president on Oct. 1, and Puma will remain in place as CEO until his retirement in fall of 2017. Argondizza joined Springpoint in 1994 as administrator and assistant executive director at Crestwood Manor, a Springpoint Senior Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Whiting, New Jersey. He has since worked in various roles, including vice president of operations, COO and executive vice president.

“When looking for a new leader, the board felt it was important to find someone not only with strong experience, but to identify someone who respects the Springpoint tradition and will continue to foster the culture that is such a significant part of its success,” John J. McSorley, chair of the board of trustees, said in a news release. “The board is confident that Anthony Argondizza will bring both the expertise and passion to this new role.”

Springpoint Senior Living has seven CCRCs, 19 affordable housing communities and home care services.

Marcus & Millichap Appoints New Director

Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate services firm with offices in the United States and Canada, appointed Drew Babcock as director within the company’s national multi housing group.

Babcock has worked in the firm’s Columbia, South Carolina, branch as the main broker, advising clients and closing 47 deals for the company, which surpass $359 million for transaction value. Over the last six years, he tailored his focus to multifamily investments, and was instrumental in opening a Marcus & Millichap branch in Columbia in 2009.

“As a newly appointed director within the national multi housing group, Drew has delivered superior service and results to his clients in the Columbia multifamily market,” Raj Ravi, regional manager at Marcus & Millichap, said in a news release. “Drew has proven to be a top multifamily expert in the marketplace with Marcus & Millichap.”

Dominion Senior Living Promotes 2 Employees

Knoxville, Tennessee-based senior living company Dominion Senior Living promoted two employees: Michelle Bolling to senior executie director of a new faith-based memory care community in Bristol, Tennessee, and Ava Foster to executive director at Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Bolling previously served as the executive director of Dominion Senior Living’s assisted living and memory care community in Johnson City. She has more than 15 years of experience working in senior living and health care. In her new role, she will be responsible for creating a dignified and engaging atmosphere, and mentor executive directors at other Dominion Senior Living properties.

“Michelle not only met, but exceeded our expectations in Johnson City, so she was a perfect fit for this new position,” Josh Crisp, vice president of Dominion Senior Living, said in a news release. “She exemplifies the many qualities we look for in our employees, and her heart for seniors is evident in everything she does. We’re proud to have her on our team, and continually look to help our team members grow personally and professionally.”

Foster previously served as business office director at Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City, and has worked in health care for more than 15 years. She takes over the position Bolling vacates with her promotion, and she will be tasked with leading the day-to-day operations of the community.

“From the beginning, Ava has been a true asset in Johnson City because of her experience and personality,” Bolling said. “I specifically sought out Ava to add her to my team, and she has exceled at all she does while maintaining a true heart and compassionate spirit for this field. I’m looking forward to collaborating with her since our communities are nearby.”

The Holmstad Welcomes New Executive Director

The Holmstad, a faith-based, not-for-profit CCRC in Batavia, Illinois, administered by Covenant Retirement Communities, welcomed Amanda Gosnell as the community’s executive director.

Gosnell has more than 10 years of senior living leadership experience, most recently as regional director of operations for Sunrise Senior Living, where she oversaw a portfolio of nine independent living, assisted living and memory care communities in Illinois and Indiana. As executive director, Gosnell is responsible for all operations at the 28-acre campus, which offers residential living, catered living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. She directs more than 320 employees.

“Caring for seniors has been a lifelong passion,” Gosnell said in a news release. “I’m thrilled to be part of Covenant Retirement Communities and look forward to working with the passionate and talented team of professionals at The Holmstad.”

Written by Kourtney Liepelt

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