President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stapley is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CareTrust REIT. He has served in this position since our inception in 2014.
Prior to joining CareTrust, he served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of Ensign, where he was instrumental in assembling the real estate portfolio that was transferred to CareTrust in the Spin-Off. A co-founder of Ensign, he also served as Ensign’s Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary beginning shortly after Ensign’s founding in 1999.
Mr. Stapley previously served as General Counsel for a national manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer with 192 retail outlets across the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Stapley was a partner of the Phoenix law firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC, where his practice emphasized real estate and business transactions and government relations.
Having served as Executive Vice President of Ensign since 2009 and as Vice President and General Counsel of Ensign from 1999 to 2009, Mr. Stapley brings to our board of directors extensive management experience, critical knowledge of our properties and knowledge and understanding of the healthcare business in general.Chairman of the Board
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wagner is the Chief Financial Officer and prinicipal accounting officer of CareTrust REIT. He has served in this position since our inception in 2014.
Mr. Wagner served as Chief Financial Officer of First Team Real Estate, a private real estate brokerage company, from 2012 to 2013. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Wagner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc., a healthcare REIT. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Wagner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., a lodging REIT. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Wagner served as Vice President, Financial Reporting of The TriZetto Group, Inc.
From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Wagner worked for two internet start-up ventures. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Wagner served as Director, Financial Reporting of Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc., a multifamily REIT. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Wagner worked for EY Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group and served real estate clients including several REITs. Mr. Wagner received a B.A. degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Vice President of Operations
Dave Sedgwick is Vice President of Operations at CareTrust REIT. He has served in this position since our inception in 2014. His duties include operator relations, business development, investment underwriting, and oversight of the company’s operating independent living facilities.
Prior to joining CareTrust, Mr. Sedgwick served in several key leadership roles at The Ensign Group from 2001 to 2014. In 2013, he operated Ensign's first 100% short-term skilled nursing facility in Denver, CO while supporting operations in Colorado. In 2012, he served as president of Ensign's urgent care franchise business, Doctors Express. From 2007 to 2012 Mr. Sedgwick served as the Chief Human Capital Officer and President Corporate Services for Ensign. During those five years, he was responsible for reinforcing Ensign's unique culture throughout the organization; he organized the cultural integration of over 45 newly acquired facilities; he created Ensign’s Administrator-In-Training program; he oversaw the selecting and training of over 100 new SNF administrators; he ran Ensign University -- Ensign's organization-wide leadership, management, and clinical training platform.
Prior to those 5 years supporting operations, Mr. Sedgwick ran three skilled nursing facilities in 2 states as the licensed administrator while also serving as a regional operations leader. As an administrator, Mr. Sedgwick helped develop Ensign's hallmark "World Class Service" holistic approach to cultural, clinical, and financial turnarounds. He has an MBA from the University of Southern California. He's a frequent industry writer and speaker and writes about healthcare leadership issues at LeadingLTC.com.
Director of Investments
Mark Lamb is the Director of Investments at CareTrust REIT. He has served in this position since July, 2014. His duties include investment underwriting, due diligence, business development and asset management.
Prior to joining CareTrust, Mr. Lamb operated one of Plum Healthcare’s flagship facilities from 2011 to 2014. Between 2008 to 2011, he served as the Director of Investments at Nationwide Health Properties, Inc., a healthcare REIT. During those three years, he underwrote and helped acquire over $1 billion of new investments across the Seniors Housing and Skilled Nursing sectors.
Prior to his time at NHP and PLUM, Mr. Lamb served as a Regional Administrator at North American Health Care, Inc., he worked as a Portfolio Manager at J&B Asset Management (now TruAmerica Multifamily) and as an Investment Associate at The Bascom Group, a private equity real estate investment firm.
Mr. Lamb has been a licensed nursing home administrator since 2002 and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.