President & C.E.O.
Rick Grindrod provides Five Star with Executive Stewardship, guidance and leadership for the entire Five Star team. Rick has 29 years of experience managing all aspects of the operations and marketing of senior living and health care facilities. He began his career in 1985 with Erickson Retirement Communities, which grew to be a $1.5 billion management and development company. His positions with Erickson included serving as President of its Health & Operations Division and as CEO of the company.
Under his leadership, Erickson’s 11,000 employees served 23,000 residents at 19 communities in 10 states. While growing the operation’s organization to include Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Home Health Care, Home Support Care, Rick also led the Erickson Health Medical Group physicians practice and managed the highly successful Erickson Medicare Advantage Health Plan. Additionally, Rick led the creation of the Erickson Way culture, staff development and HR practices that resulted in Erickson being recognized nationally as aFortune Magazine Top 100 Employer in 2008 and 2009. Rick holds an MBA in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and a B.S. from Bucknell University.