Mr. Baumgartner was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is the Chairman of the audit committee.
From 2009 to 2020, Mr. Baumgartner served as the Chief Investment & Risk Officer and a Senior Managing Director of The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (“Ziegler”). During his tenure, he was responsible for the review of certain transactions underwritten by the firm for hospitals, senior living entities, and charter schools, totaling approximately $3 billion annually. In addition, Mr. Baumgartner oversaw Ziegler’s proprietary investments, private equity funds, and general business risks.
Prior to assuming his position in 2009, Mr. Baumgartner worked as an investment banker at Ziegler beginning in 1984. Over the next 25 years, he completed more than 150 public debt offerings in excess of $5 billion for hospital systems, clinics and senior living facilities across the country. During that time, Mr. Baumgartner’s investment banking activities included mergers, acquisitions, and financial advisory work as well as tax-exempt and taxable financings on a fixed variable or blended interest rate basis. Mr. Baumgartner also worked on numerous strategic advisory transactions for health care providers involved in merging, acquiring, or partnering with other health care entities.
Mr. Baumgartner was a registered representative and registered principal of Ziegler. In 2021, Mr. Baumgartner was named to the board of the Marshfield Clinic Health System. He earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Anderson was appointed to our Board in connection with our IPO in July 2013 and is the Chairman of the compensation committee and is a member of the audit committee.
Mr. Anderson resigned as a partner from the law firm McDermott Will & Emery in February 2008. He served as Senior Counsel to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”) from 1997 until 2016. While a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Chamber. Mr. Anderson also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the Chamber; the Institute for Legal Reform, a Chamber affiliate dedicated to restoring fairness, efficiency, and consistency to the U.S. civil justice system; and the Chamber’s Office of General Counsel.
Mr. Anderson has been involved in national political affairs since 1972, including managing a number of Republican conventions and serving as Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign in 1980. Mr. Anderson has received a number of Presidential appointments, including the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange, and chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981.
Mr. Anderson previously served on the Board of Directors of two public companies, CB Richard Ellis, a national real estate company, where he chaired the audit committee for a number of years, and Aegis Communications Group, where he chaired a number of board committees, including the audit committee.
Mr. Anderson graduated from Westmont College, where he was a Small College All-American basketball player, and received his law degree from Willamette University, where he was a member of the Law Review.
Ms. Kessler was appointed to our Board on January 1, 2018, and is a member of the audit committee.
Ms. Kessler was promoted to Co-President in May 2020 and is also the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC), positions she has held since 2007. Ms. Kessler previously served as EVP of LTC from 2007 to May 2020. She has been with LTC as a member of the senior management team since 2000, when she joined as Vice President, Controller. Ms. Kessler oversees all aspects of finance, accounting, corporate reporting, tax, and risk management, and is also responsible for LTC’s capital markets and key stakeholder engagement activities. She has over 25 years of real estate experience and has demonstrated expertise in developing, leading, and executing capital markets and financial planning and analysis activities. LTC is a real estate investment trust that invests in senior housing and post-acute/skilled nursing properties primarily through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing, and structured finance solutions, including mezzanine lending.
Prior to joining LTC, Ms. Kessler served as the Corporate Controller for a privately held commercial and multifamily real estate developer. She was also the Director of Financial Reporting for Irvine Apartment Communities, a publicly-traded multifamily REIT, and Assistant Controller of the Inland Empire division of KB Home, one of the nation’s largest publicly traded homebuilders.
She began her career as a certified public accountant in the real estate group at Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Kessler also serves on the board and as a member of the real estate committee of the Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Foundation. Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 249-bed hospital serving the San Fernando Valley, a joint venture between Providence St. Joseph Health, a national not-for-profit health system comprised of 50 hospitals and 829 clinics throughout the western part of the United States, and Cedars-Sinai Health System.
Ms. Kessler graduated with honors earning her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine where she was the Vice President of Student Services.