AZ Big Spotlight: Santé, IndiCap, Gallagher & Kennedy, LionHeart Security
Santé announces promotions and additions to executive team
Santé announced the promotion of former SVP of Sales and Business Development, Mark Hunt, as chief operating officer of the company.
Hunt, who has been with Santé since March, has implemented key business development and sales initiatives for the Santé family of companies, including transitional rehabilitation, home health, senior housing and hospice verticals. Hunt brings two decades of general management, operational and sales expertise in post-acute care services to this role.
“Although Mark has been with us a relatively short time, his impact has already been immeasurable,” said Santé CEO Mark Hansen. “I expect to see great things with him at the helm of operations and am excited for major growth in this next chapter.”
Dan Strickland, a veteran marketing executive in the tech and healthcare industries, has been appointed senior director of marketing for Santé. In this role, Strickland will oversee inbound and outbound marketing strategy, as well as corporate communications and brand development initiatives for the company. He joins Santé’s senior leadership team and will work closely with Mr. Hunt.
“We are excited to welcome Dan, as he brings a mastery of brand storytelling as well as a thorough understanding of the healthcare market to the job,” said Mark Hunt. “In the second half of 2022, he’ll play a vital role in creating digital marketing campaigns that increase brand awareness of Santé communities.”
For the past three years, Strickland served as the National Director of Marketing for Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services, a skilled nursing staffing group. In this role, he created enterprise-wide marketing and demand generation strategies, as well as managed their in-house marketing team, corporate communications, omnichannel digital advertising and community engagement.
Leah Rinta joins IndiCap Commercial Real Estate’s team
IndiCap, a boutique commercial real estate company specializing in industrial investment and development in Arizona and Nevada, welcomes financial professional Leah Rinta to the team to oversee the company’s operational accounting, financial reporting, and related internal controls functions.
“Leah is an exceptional addition to the IndiCap team,” said Todd Ostransky, Vice President of Development at IndiCap. “She is excellent at driving the development and deployment of standardized processes and is a perfect culture fit to our collaborative team.”
“Given her extensive corporate finance experience, we know Leah will be key to our growth,” said Jason Kuckler, one of the principals at IndiCap. “We are grateful to have her on our team as we continue to expand our services across our growing project portfolio.”
Rinta joins IndiCap with more than 15 years of experience in the financial field and has worked for such distinguished companies as Nike, Caesars Entertainment, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Gallagher & Kennedy adds 2 new attorneys
Gallagher & Kennedy is pleased to welcome Yusra B. Bokhari to its real estate and litigation department, and Bruce B. May to its real estate department.
Yusra Bokhari, Of Counsel, is a dedicated advocate and problem solver for every client she represents. Whether it’s healthcare providers, corporations, property developers, governmental entities, individuals, or foreign diplomats, Yusra is singularly focused on meeting her client’s expectations and delivering desired outcomes. Her dynamic practice includes civil and commercial litigation, administrative disputes, real estate transactions and disputes, immigration advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
Before joining G&K, Yusra practiced at two Valley law firms in the areas of general litigation and immigration law, in addition to her three years at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as an Assistant Attorney General. She also served as a judicial fellow to the Honorable Steven L. Bernard at the Colorado Court of Appeals and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lee F. Jantzen at Mohave County Superior Court. Prior to earning her law degree from the University of Denver, Yusra served as a deputy probation officer for the Mohave County Probation Department. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College, triple majoring in History, Political Studies, and Muslim Political Thought.
Bruce May, Senior Counsel, joins G&K with 44 years of experience handling complex real estate, finance, commercial leasing, and business transactions. He has extensive experience with office, retail, condominium and mixed-use projects, industrial and solar development, master-planned communities, and public and private partnerships. His full-service legal counsel includes negotiating with homebuilders and golf course designers; assessing and resolving complex regulatory issues raised by wetlands; U.S. waterways; protected habitats, species, and native plants; and significant archeological sites, all requiring extensive local, state, and Corp of Engineers permitting.
Bruce is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). He earned his law degree from the University of Oregon and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University where he majored in English and played tight end and defensive end football for the Tigers. Before law school, Bruce served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Sampson (DDG 10) Guided Missile Destroyer as a Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG).
LionHeart Security Services appoints Bill Herzog as CEO
LionHeart Security Services announced recently that Bill Herzog is the new CEO of the company. An experienced leader in the security industry, Herzog will succeed Michael Morrison and has already assumed responsibilities. Previous CEO, Michael Morrison unexpectedly passed away in November.
Herzog was a United States Marine Reservist and retired as a Captain with the Arizona Department of Corrections in 2011 after serving 23 years. During his career he received multiple awards and commendations including the Lifesaving Award and for his work with assisting in the relief effort after Hurricane Katrina.
Herzog received certifications from the State Administrators Academy in upper-level executive management and Professional Development Planning through Rio Salado College. He also received his Arizona Firearms Instructor Certification and successfully completed the National Tactical Officer Academy.
“Bill has a strong vision for our future,” HR Manager Ethan Caen said. “He emphasizes the aspect of family within the business and the process of moving forward to bigger and better things.”
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