Edward F. Lange, Jr., Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Edward F. Lange, Jr. serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Holiday Retirement. Ed provides the strategic guidance to grow the company’s leadership position in independent senior living throughout North America.
Ed has been associated with the residential and senior care industries for more than 20 years. He spent more than a decade as a member of the executive management team of BRE Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BRE), where he joined as Chief Financial Officer and was later promoted to Chief Operating Officer and elected to the board of directors.
Prior to joining BRE, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN).
He has held other senior management roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Americold and executive management roles with the Mediplex Group, Inc. and affiliated companies.
Ed earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Kai Hsiao, President
Kai joined Holiday Retirement in 2008 and became President in mid 2012. As President, Kai is responsible for the execution of all aspects of the organization’s day-to-day operations. In his tenure with Holiday Retirement, Kai has served in numerous executive leadership roles leading various aspects of the business, including core portfolio community operations, field support functions, and new business strategy.
Prior to joining Holiday, Kai worked on development projects for destination spa resort Canyon Ranch. Previous to Canyon Ranch, Kai worked for Macerich (NYSE: MAC), a publicly traded REIT, focusing on redevelopment and new, mixed-use projects.
Kai’s early career was launched in the advertising industry where he worked for world-renown agencies, including Chiat/Day and Cramer-Krasselt, where he was responsible for the rebranding efforts of MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Kai is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Board of Directors.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Arizona.
Roger Aufieri, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Roger oversees all of the company’s day-to-day field operations, including Sales, Food Services and Maintenance.
Roger has spent more than 25 years in the hospitality industry. Previous to joining Holiday Retirement, Roger served as the Executive Vice President of Operations for the Dallas-based Remington Hotels. In that role, he was responsible for all operational functions for a portfolio consisting of 48 hotels from Key West, Florida to Anchorage, Alaska.
Prior to his current role at Holiday, Roger served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for White Lodging Services in Merrillville, Indiana, where he managed a portfolio of 90 hotels that generated $350 million in annual sales.
Scott Shanaberger, Chief Financial Officer
Scott Shanaberger is the Chief Financial Officer. Scott is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s accounting, finance/treasury and taxation functions.
Scott joined Holiday Retirement after serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Laramar Communities, LLC, a privately held multifamily and mixed-use property owner/operator. Prior to joining Laramar Communities, Scott spent the previous 12 years with United Dominion Realty Trust in a variety of senior level financial roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. UDR owns 60,000 multifamily apartment homes across the U.S. and is a publicly traded REIT on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: UDR). Prior to joining UDR, Scott was an auditor with Ernst & Young.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary.
Sheila Donahoe, Chief Information Officer
Sheila Donahoe is the Chief Information Officer. She is responsible for Holiday Retirement’s overall technology strategy and the implementation of technology to enable business strategies and accelerate the achievement of business goals.
Sheila joined Holiday Retirement in February 2010, following a six-year stint as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Bluegreen Corporation in Boca Raton, Fla. She was responsible for delivery of all technology services for Bluegreen, a dynamic $700 million hospitality/vacation ownership and land development company. Sheila also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for four years at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and she’s held positions at AutoNation, Blockbuster, Inc., and Andersen Consulting.
Sheila was named one of the 100 Most Innovative CIOs by CIO magazine in 2001 and was voted south Florida’s Best CIO by the South Florida Business Journal in 2005 and 2006. She has been a member of Women in Technology International (WITI) and served on the Leadership Advisory Council for WITI’s south Florida chapter.
Sheila graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Sciences and a Minor in Mathematics from Florida State University.
R. Scott Wood, General Counsel
Scott Wood is the General Counsel. Scott is responsible for providing professional legal counsel and related services to Holiday Retirement and its entities.
Scott joined Holiday Retirement in November of 2009 after serving as the General Counsel at Golfsmith Golf & Tennis for four years. Golfsmith Golf & Tennis is the premier golf retailer in the United States and Canada, with more than 70 locations, monthly catalogs, and a very strong online presence. Scott also served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Information Technology for five years at Franklin Covey. Scott started his career at Epperson & Rencher P.C., a law firm in Salt Lake City.
Scott is a member of the Utah and Texas bar associations. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU.
John Cripe, Chief Human Resources Officer
John Cripe is our Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for developing and overseeing all human resource strategies, services and programs for our 11,000+ employees throughout North America.
Prior to joining Holiday Retirement, John was an independent consultant assisting top management teams with organizational transitions. He has over twenty five years of experience as a Human Resources Executive in fast-paced, high-growth organizations such as Sports Authority, GAP (NYSE: GPS) and Victoria’s Secret (NYSE: LTD).
John graduated from the University of Illinois with Bachelor’s in Sociology, Work & Occupations.
Shamim Wu, Senior Vice President, Sales
Shamim Wu joined Holiday in 2010 and is the Senior Vice President, Sales. In this capacity, she has responsibility for leading Holiday’s sales initiatives including strategy and process development.
Shamim has dedicated her career to the senior living industry. She has a solid track record of coaching teams to understand and meet the needs of seniors, proven with successive occupancy gains.
Prior to joining Holiday, Shamim held the position of Senior Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Emeritus Senior Living (NYSE: ESC) where she provided sales and marketing expertise for a subset of Emeritus’ portfolio. Previously, she held a variety of sales and marketing roles with Summerville Senior Living and Covenant Care, LLC.
Shamim has been a featured contributor to the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and is a member of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Sales and Marketing Executive Roundtable.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Science in Public Administration from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.