Mr. Stapley has served as President and CEO since the inception of CareTrust in 2014.
Prior to CareTrust, he was a co-founder of Ensign, where he served as Ensign’s Executive Vice President (from 2009), General Counsel (1999 – 2009) as well as Assistant Secretary shortly after it was founded in 1999. He was instrumental in assembling the real estate portfolio that was transferred to CareTrust in the Spin-Off.
Mr. Stapley previously served as General Counsel for a national manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer with 192 retail outlets across the United States. Before that, Mr. Stapley was a Partner of the Phoenix law firm of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC, where his practice emphasized real estate, business transactions and government relations.
Given his tenure at Ensign, Mr. Stapley brings to our Board of Directors extensive management experience, critical knowledge of our properties plus in-depth knowledge and understanding of the healthcare business in general.
Mr. Stapley holds a JD from the University of Arizona, and a BA from Brigham Young University.
Chairman of the Board
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wagner has been CareTrust REIT’s Chief Financial Officer and principal accounting officer since our inception in 2014.
Prior to that, Mr. Wagner served as Chief Financial Officer of First Team Real Estate, a private real estate brokerage company. He also held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc., a healthcare REIT. For 4 years, Mr. Wagner was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., a lodging REIT. And before that, Mr. Wagner was Vice President of Financial Reporting for The TriZetto Group, Inc.
Mr. Wagner has also worked for two Internet startup ventures. He served as Director of Financial Reporting for Irvine Apartment Communities, Inc., a multifamily REIT. And he started his career working for EY Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group serving real estate clients including several REITs.
Mr. Wagner received a BA degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Operations
Dave Sedgwick has been Vice President of Operations at CareTrust REIT 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. During that time, he operated Ensign’s first 100% short-term skilled nursing facility in Denver, CO while supporting operations in Colorado. He also served as President of Ensign’s urgent care franchise business, Doctors Express. Before that, Mr. Sedgwick was the Chief Human Capital Officer and President of 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.
Mr. Sedgwick has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS from Brigham Young University. He’s a regular writer and speaker about healthcare industry leadership issues at LeadingLTC.com.
Chief Investment Officer
Director of Investments
Mark Lamb has been the Director of Investments at CareTrust REIT 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. Before that, 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 Senior 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, and a BA from Pepperdine University.