Solutions Advisors Acquires Trilogy Consulting

by Jeff Shaw

PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton-based senior living consulting firm Solutions Advisors has acquired Trilogy Consulting LLC.

Scott Townsley, the founder of Trilogy, has more than 30 years of experience in senior living and will serve as a principal of Trilogy. He previously was the managing principal of Third Age Inc., a nationwide firm dedicated to consulting and strategy for senior living organizations. More recently he was principal within the senior living practice of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

Tim Ficker joins Townsley as managing principal at Trilogy. Ficker brings more than 20 years of experience in executive coaching, executive search and leadership development in the senior living field. He formerly was the managing director of MHS Consulting and has provided leadership to some of the country’s most notable senior living firms, including Erickson Communities as vice president of organization development and senior director of operations, Shell Point Retirement Community as COO, and Cypress Cove Retirement Community as executive director. Ficker also founded consulting and coaching firm TDF Resources Inc.

Trilogy provides consulting services including strategic planning; primary and secondary market research; affiliations and mergers; succession planning; governance and leadership development; executive search; and master planning.

Founded in 2009 by Kristin Kutac Ward and Lauren Messmer, Solutions Advisors provides strategic marketing, sales consulting and creative services to senior living communities. In 2012, Solutions Advisors formed Solvere Senior Living, which focuses on community management and operations. With the acquisition of Trilogy, the three companies will now come under the umbrella of the Solutions Advisors Group.

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