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Debra A. Cafaro - Ventas

Debra A. Cafaro

Ventas

Debra A. Cafaro, CEO of Ventas, Inc., directs the top real estate investment company in providing management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health organizations. Cafaro is in charge of roughly 1,200 healthcare, research and innovation and senior living properties in North America and the UK and advises leading healthcare providers and research institutions on their financials. An acclaimed industry manager, Cafaro established long-term strategies which drove Ventas’ market capitalization to $28B last year. Cafaro credits Ventas success to the strength of her colleagues, who push themselves to provide excellence, honesty, and work together. Along with her fellow employees, Cafaro is extremely proud of all their success, commitment to partners, and a sustainable future. Preceding Ventas, Cafaro was President and Director of Ambassador Apartments, Inc., a practicing lawyer for 13 years, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips.

Year appointed: 1999