Our Team

Why Choose Us?

The PREMIER SENIOR LIVING senior team consists of EXPERIENCED thought leaders in the senior living industry, thought leaders who are dedicated to finding new – and better – ways to serve residents.

We are one of the fastest-growing, fully-integrated senior housing development, management and consulting companies in the country. A trusted partner, PREMIER SENIOR LIVING consistently delivers superior experiences and exceptional returns on investment among senior housing owners across the country, making it one of the industry’s most desired senior housing leaders.  Today’s competitive senior housing environment demands strategic management of operations at all levels. The PREMIER SENIOR LIVING team delivers flexible solutions with customized management services, allowing each owner to procure the specific resources needed to support each individual location’s operational team. At PREMIER SENIOR LIVING, we’re always looking to the future, while focusing on the present. The senior housing industry is growing. Let us help your business grow with it.

 

Mazy Sehrgosha

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mazy Sehrgosha is the Co-Founder and CEO of Premier Senior Living. Prior to Premier Senior Living, Mazy had extensive experience in healthcare, high technology, and venture capital funding and operations for over 25 years. An entrepreneur at heart, he helped start and grow a number of startups. He was Senior Vice President at Nexwave Inc, a European technology start-up company where he was instrumental in raising over $25M in venture capital funding. Prior to that he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Iridigm Technology, a San Francisco start-up that raised over $55M in venture capital financing and was sold to Qualcomm. Mr. Sehrgosha spent over 14 years with Philips Electronics in various senior executive management roles. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Utah. Mazy serves as a board member and advisor to a number of startup companies.

Matt Nizibian

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Matt Nizibian serves as CFO for Premier and oversees accounting, budgeting and financial aspects of the entities managed by Premier. Matt joined Premier in 2005, with 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Premier, Matt was a partner at Andersen and Company, LLP, Certified Public Accountants where he was head of the Audit and Accounting Department and partner in charge of their Petaluma office. Prior to Anderson and Company, Matt was a manager at Arthur Andersen in their San Francisco office. He has been an active member of the community serving on number of charitable and non-profits organizations. Matt received his bachelors in accounting and finance from Sacramento State University.

Eric Hadley

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Eric Hadley came to Premier in late 2005 with significant management experience in healthcare and senior living. Eric has served as CEO/Administrator in both acute and post-acute healthcare settings, including hospitals, sub-acute facilities, CCRCs and nursing facilities. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, with a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Gerontology, Eric is well versed in program development and operational and reimbursement improvement. Active and Board Certified in both the American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Health Care Administrators, Eric is responsible for operations of all senior living communities.

 

Greg Thompson

Regional Vice President of Operations

Gregory Thompson joined the Premier team in November 2005 and has significant experience in the senior living industry, including his most recent position as Regional Director of Marketing and Community Relations with one of the country’s largest assisted living management companies.

 

Trae Brown

Director of Technology & Facilities

Trae Brown joined Premier as a full time team member in January of 2006, after providing services to Premier as an independent contractor. Trae brings a wealth of knowledge regarding technology systems, hardware, software, networking, and infrastructure in voice and data.

 

Darrell Biddix

Director of Clinical and Quality Programs

As the key Clinical expert, this function coordinates consistent care thru Resident Care Coordinators and Registered Nurses across all operations and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, with the ultimate goal of overall risk mitigation and the identification and implementation of best practices.

 

Sandy Faville

Director of Human Resources

Sandy joined Premier Senior Living in 2017 with responsibilities that encompass all HR functions including benefit management, recruitment and retention of all staff, staff education and compliance of all company policies and procedures.

Stacy Williams

Chief Accounting Officer

Upon graduation from James Madison University in 1995 with a Bachelors of Business Administration, Stacy worked for the public accounting firm KPMG, LLP, Carilion Health System and Kendal at Lexington, a CCRC in Lexington, Virginia.

Michael Thomas

Director of Organizational Improvement

Serving as interim leadership and responsible for organizational improvement, Michael has credentials as both a licensed administrator and nurse.

 

Steve Johnson

Corporate Legal Counsel

Stephen L. Johnson is legal counsel and compliance officer for Premier Senior Living since 2004, where he guides the team in general legal direction, contract review and compliance and legal matters.

 

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