A member of the Ventas executive leadership team, Hutchens is responsible for the Company’s North American Senior Housing portfolio, which includes more than 700 properties that provide high-quality environments for approximately 60,000 seniors and represents 53% of the Company’s net operating income (NOI). With more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. and the U.K. including successful C-suite operations in both publicly traded and private equity-backed investments, Hutchens joined Ventas from HC-One where he served as Chief Executive Officer. During his HC-One tenure, he led the company during a significant period of refinement and growth resulting in Britain’s largest residential and nursing care home operator with more than 300 communities in England, Scotland and Wales. Hutchens’s prior roles include serving as Chief Operating Officer of Emeritus, a senior living company that was the largest operator of assisted living in the U.S. during his tenure; Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President of National Health Investors; and President of HCP (now Healthpeak Properties, Inc.). He began his career in senior care operations. A frequent speaker on investment practices, company performance and senior housing and care operations, Hutchens was recognized in Forbes Magazine’s Top 20 “Most Powerful CEOs Age 40 and Under” list for four consecutive years. Hutchens serves on the Board of Eclipse Senior Living (ESL). He earned his Bachelor of Science – Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado and his Masters of Science in Management from Regis University.