BIRMINGHAM, Mich. — Kandu Capital, LLC and its operating company, Bloom Senior Living, have hired 30-year industry veteran, Johns Hopkins University and New York University professor and award-winning author Benjamin Pearce to lead senior living operations as chief operating officer.
Over a 30-year career, Pearce has designed, developed, opened and managed over 200 senior living communities in 33 states totaling nearly $1 billion in revenue.
Most recently, Pearce was the vice president of operations (eastern district) for Holiday Retirement overseeing operations and marketing for 71 independent and assisted living communities. Prior to Holiday, he was the president and CEO of a privately held company, Potomac Homes, overseeing 15 communities dedicated to caring for seniors with Alzehimer’s and dementia.
Pearce has published six books on operations and marketing of senior living communities, one of which has been converted for use in the certification of administrators and as a required text at major universities. He also published 27 senior living e-books on Amazon Kindle.
Pearce teaches the Business of Senior Housing and Care as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s MBA Program, and is a faculty member at New York University’s Real Estate Institute.
He is a three-time winner of the Contemporary Long Term Care Order of Excellence Award.