Debra A. Cafaro

Chief Executive Officer at Ventas, Inc.

Debra A. Cafaro

Debra A. Cafaro

Chief Executive Officer at Ventas, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Ambassador Apartments, Inc.
Ventas, Inc.
ElderTrust Operating LP

RelSci Relationships

5525

Number of Boards

22

Birthday

1958

Age

63

Number of Awards

13

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Founder at Ariel Investments LLC

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Executive Chair at The Duchossois Group, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Aon Plc

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Henry Crown & Co.

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CDW Corporation

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Founder at Loop Capital Markets LLC

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Secretary at The Commercial Club of Chicago

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Ventas, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at Ventas, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller at Ventas, Inc.

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Debra A. Cafaro
Chief Executive Officer at Ventas, Inc.
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1982

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

BA, magna cum laude

The University of Notre Dame’s endowment provides nearly $100 million in financial aid annually to help students pay for college. Less than a generation ago, in 1990, the number was around $5 million. They’ve been able to keep pace with the rapidly growing financial needs of students, in part, by making smart investments in private equity.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Member
Current

CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1999 - Current

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), an S&P 500 company, is the leading seniors housing and healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States, with a highly diversified portfolio of over 1,400 seniors housing and healthcare properties in 46 states, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces. Our balanced portfolio of high-quality assets boasts diversification across all key measures – geography, asset type, tenant/manager mix, revenue source and operating model. We are the largest owner of private pay seniors housing properties, and benefit from relationships with over 100 tenants and managers, including industry-leading tenants/managers such as Atria Senior Living Inc., Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: BKD), Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) and Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ). We also have a major national presence in the fast-growing medical office building (MOB) sector, owning or managing nearly 21 million square feet across our two leading platforms: Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc., a Ventas company, and Pacific Medical Buildings, our West Coast strategic partner. Almost all of our MOBs are located on campus, aligning us with over 60 leading health systems and hospitals. Our scale, portfolio diversification, best-in-class credit profile and financial strength, taken together, support our mission to deliver superior and reliable returns. From 2001-2011, our compound annual total shareholder return of 23.4% far outpaced both the healthcare REIT and the overall REIT indexes, and our total shareholder return was a remarkable 721.3%. Now, as one of the largest REITs in the United States, we are well positioned with the capital, relationships, management expertise and track record to take advantage of significant growth opportunities in the seniors housing and healthcare real estate industry, and to thrive in our next decade of transformation

President & Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

ElderTrust Operating LP provides real estate investment trust services. Its real estate portfolio consists of nearly 9 seniors housing communities, 5 skilled nursing facilities, 2 medical office buildings and a financial office building. The company is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Ventas Healthcare Properties, Inc provides custom healthcare real estate financing solutions. Its customers include owners & operators of senior living housing, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and hospitals. The company is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

Boards & Committees
Director
2010 - 2010

GGP, Inc. is a holding company. It operates, manages, develops, and acquires retail and other rental properties in regional malls. Its portfolio of regional malls represents a collection of retail properties that are targeted to a range of market sizes and consumer tastes. The company was founded by Matthew Bucksbaum and Martin Bucksbaum in 1954 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Director
1997 - 1998
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Ventas Healthcare Properties, Inc provides custom healthcare real estate financing solutions. Its customers include owners & operators of senior living housing, skilled nursing facilities, medical office buildings and hospitals. The company is headquartered in Louisville, KY.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2014

Ravinia Festival Association provides professional music shows. Its programs include reach programs, teach programs, instrument game, and program for jazz. The company was founded in 1904 and is located in Highland Park, IL.

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$50K - $100K
2014

DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

$50K +
2013

DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

$25K - $50K
2011

DePaul, in common with all universities, is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service. However, in pursuing its own distinctive purposes, among these three fundamental responsibilities this university places highest priority on programs of instruction and learning. All curricula emphasize skills and attitudes that educate students to be lifelong, independent learners. DePaul provides sufficient diversity in curricular offerings, personal advisement, student services, and extracurricular activities to serve students who vary in age, ability, experience, and career interests. Full-time and part-time students are accorded equivalent service and are held to the same academic standards.

Transactions
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Ventas, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Ventas, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Ventas, Inc. purchases Provident Senior Living Trust

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Advisors
Senior Advisor

Former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer at Ventas, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Rank #43
2018
Harvard Business Review - 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World
Rank #92
2016
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
2015
Institutional Investor's All-America Executive Team Best CEOs
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