- + Susan Givens
Chief Executive Officer
Susan Givens has served as the Chief Executive Officer of New Senior Investment Group and as a member of its Board of Directors since the company’s inception in October 2014. Ms. Givens has nearly 20 years of private equity, capital markets, M&A, general management and finance experience. Previously, Ms. Givens was a Managing Director in the Private Equity group at Fortress Investment Group, where she spent more than 13 years. While at Fortress, she also served as the Chief Executive Officer of New Senior Investment Group and as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of New Residential Investment Corp. (NYSE: NRZ) and was responsible for various real estate, healthcare, financial services, infrastructure and leisure investments. In addition, Ms. Givens was also responsible for overseeing equity capital markets transactions in the Private Equity group. Prior to joining Fortress, she held various private equity and investment banking roles at Seaport Capital and Deutsche Bank in New York and London. Ms. Givens received a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
- + David Smith
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
David Smith is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of New Senior Investment Group. Mr. Smith brings 15 years of REIT experience to the Company. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Smith served as a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group of Fortress, where he led capital markets and investor relations activities for the Company. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Smith held various finance, capital markets and investor relations roles at Ventas (NYSE: VTR) and Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI), and began his career in the real estate investment banking group at A.G. Edwards. Mr. Smith received a B.S. degree with honors in Finance from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.
- + Bhairav Patel
Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Bhairav Patel is the Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting of New Senior Investment Group. Mr. Patel previously served as a Managing Director in Fortress's Private Equity group. Mr. Patel joined Fortress in 2007 and has served in various capacities within the corporate accounting and finance divisions, including as head of Fortress's financial planning & analysis group. Prior to joining Fortress in 2007, Mr. Patel served as an accounting manager at GSC Group, a credit-based alternative investment manager. Mr. Patel received a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).