Atria Senior Living Hires Chris Nall as Chief Technology Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Atria Senior Living has appointed technology executive Chris Nall to the position of chief technology officer (CTO).

Atria also announced that current Ali Sareea, currently executive vice president and chief information officer at Atria, has been named executive vice president and CTO for Glennis Solutions. Louisville-based Atria’s new subsidiary offers a full suite of “software as a service” technology solutions and software platforms to help senior living providers and operators improve resident care and business management.

As Atria’s CTO, Nall will be the top executive client interface from Atria with Glennis Solutions and will also lead efforts to deploy new. Nall’s responsibilities will focus on helping further accelerate tech innovation to improve the quality of life for Atria’s residents. He will lead the company’s further advancement into senior living tech leadership through initiatives like smart apartment automation, hospitality and culinary software, emergency call technology, call center support, and telehealth.

A Louisville native, Nall most recently served as senior director of corporate platforms, digital engineering, digital services and operations for Papa John’s International. Prior to 2018, Nall directed enterprise resource planning and applications and tech process improvement efforts in finance, sales operations, risk and compliance in a 14-year career for companies including General Electric and HD Supply.

“We see continuous technology innovation as a key differentiator in providing the best living experience for older people, and as a way to make us better in everything we do,” says John Moore, chairman and CEO of Atria. “To succeed in the future, we need to focus on helping residents navigate things like remotely turning on and off lights or raising and lowering window shades, while also embracing technology to improve the delivery of care, hospitality and overall support.”

“Technology for senior living has evolved rapidly, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” adds Nall.

Nall is a graduate of GE’s Advance Information Management Course for top information technology leaders. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University. He serves on the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board and is a graduate of Ignite Louisville.