TOLEDO, Ohio — Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) has promoted John Goodey to the positions of executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will succeed Scott Estes, who is leaving Welltower to pursue other opportunities.
“John Goodey is an outstanding member of our management team with decades of experience in health care, real estate and finance,” says Tom DeRosa, Welltower’s CEO. “Under John’s leadership, our international business and partnerships have grown significantly in premier private-pay markets such as London and Toronto. His long career and proven financial leadership make him uniquely qualified to assume the CFO position and help take Welltower to the next level.”
Goodey will lead Welltower’s corporate finance function and be responsible for capital markets, portfolio management, financial planning and analysis, information technology, accounting, and taxes. He joined the company in 2014 and has been responsible for running Welltower’s international business, including origination, asset management and development in the U.K. and Canada, building a seniors housing portfolio of over $6 billion in gross real estate investments.
Prior to joining Welltower, Goodey held several senior investment banking roles, including director and global chief operating officer of Deutsche Bank’s Global M&A business, and managing director of Barclays’ Healthcare Investment Banking practice. He began his career in finance and accounting for GlaxoWellcome.
Welltower also announced that two of its executives are expected to take on increased leadership roles in January.
Shankh Mitra, currently senior vice president of finance and investments, will assume full responsibility for Welltower’s investment team as senior vice president of investments and report directly to DeRosa.
Justin Skiver, currently senior vice president of underwriting, who has been the leader of Welltower’s investment team since 2015, will take over Goodey’s role as senior vice president of international, and will be based in London.
Welltower is the largest REIT in seniors housing by market cap and the second largest owner of seniors housing in the United States behind only Brookdale.