Bill Kauffman is a Senior Principal, Research & Analytics, with NIC. He directs new product creation and outreach/relationship management within the skilled nursing/post-acute sector. In addition, he leads the quantitative and qualitative analyses for dissemination by NIC for the skilled nursing/post-acute sector and also manages new capital markets research products. Prior to joining NIC he worked at Shelter Development in investing/acquiring, financing, and asset management for over $1 billion in assets. He also had key roles in the value creation and strategic planning and analysis for over 65 entities. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the College of Business and Economics at Radford University and his Master of Science in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst Designation (CFA).