President, Chief Operating Officer, and Secretary
Kent Eikanas currently serves as our President and Chief Operating Officer. Starting in 2012, Mr. Eikanas lead the reposition of the REIT to Senior Housing. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Eikanas served as Vice President of Senior Housing for a private real estate company, where he closed over $100 million in senior housing real estate refinances, dispositions and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Eikanas asset managed over $700 million in senior housing assets. Mr. Eikanas was a key contributor to the launch of a skilled nursing operating company based in Dallas, Texas and helped the operating companies growth. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Eikanas was the Vice President of Acquisitions for a private real estate company and closed over $200 million in senior housing real estate. Mr. Eikanas has overseen licensing for skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and memory care facilities in California, Texas, Rhode Island, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Mr. Eikanas graduated from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Elizabeth Pagliarini currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Pagliarini is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in financial services and investment banking having held positions including chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, and chief compliance officer. Her background includes experience in finance, accounting, operations, compliance, securities litigation, and executive management.
Ms. Pagliarini successfully broke the “glass ceiling” in her mid-twenties as chief executive officer and chairwoman of the board of an investment brokerage subsidiary of a public company in Beverly Hills, California. She also co-founded a boutique investment bank and registered broker-dealer.
Ms. Pagliarini received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Valparaiso University where she was honored with their highest academic award, the Presidential Scholarship. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has studied law and forensic accounting at UCLA.
Ms. Pagliarini proudly serves on the Emeritus Board of Directors for Forever Footprints, a non-profit organization that provides support to families that have suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy or infancy and educates the medical community to improve quality of care and response.
Ms. Pagliarini was named one of “20 Women to Watch” by OC Metro magazine and nominated for The Orange County Business Journal’s Women in Business Award. She has also been honored by Step Up Women’s Network as the recipient of their prestigious Commitment to Philanthropy Volunteer Award. She has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Hedge Fund Law Report, The Daily Deal, Washington Business Journal, and Fortune among others, and has been a guest on business talk radio.