Edition:
India

Ensign Group Inc (ENSG.OQ)

ENSG.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

56.49USD
28 Sep 2020
Change (% chg)

$0.05 (+0.09%)
Prev Close
$56.44
Open
$56.65
Day's High
$57.44
Day's Low
$56.20
Volume
116,649
Avg. Vol
130,549
52-wk High
$60.35
52-wk Low
$24.17

Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christopher Christensen

51 2019 Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and the Chairman of the Board

Roy Christensen

86 2019 Chairman Emeritus

Spencer Burton

41 2019 President, Chief Operating Officer

Barry Port

45 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Suzanne Snapper

46 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Chad Keetch

42 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Secretary

Swati Abbott

56 2020 Independent Director

Ann Blouin

67 2018 Independent Director

Lee Daniels

63 2013 Independent Director

Daren Shaw

63 2012 Independent Director

Barry Smith

66 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christopher Christensen

Mr. Christopher R. Christensen serves as Co-Founder, Executive Chairman and the Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Christensen has served as our President since 1999 and Chief Executive Officer since April 2006. On May 30, 2019, Mr. Christensen began serving as our Executive Chairman and the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Christensen has served as a member of our Board since the formation of the Company in 1999, has overseen the company and its growth since its inception. Prior to the formation of Ensign, Mr. Christensen served as acting Chief Operating Officer of Covenant Care, Inc., a California-based provider of long-term care. Mr. Christensen also served on the board of directors of CareTrust REIT from June 2014 to April 2015. We believe that Mr. Christensen’s important role in the history and management of our company and its affiliates and his leadership and business skills, support the conclusion that he should serve as one of our directors. Mr. Christensen is the son of our Chairman Emeritus, Mr. Roy E. Christensen.

Roy Christensen

Mr. Roy E. Christensen serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Company. Mr. Christensen has served as our Chairman of the Board since 1999. On May 30, 2019, Mr. Christensen began serving as our Chairman Emeritus. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to April 2006. He is a 58-year veteran of the long-term care industry and was founder and Chairman of both Beverly Enterprises, Inc., a healthcare company, and GranCare, Inc. (which later merged into Mariner Post-Acute Network, Inc.) a healthcare company. In 1994, he founded Covenant Care, Inc., a long-term care company, and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1997. He was Chairman of GranCare, Inc. from 1988 to 1993, and Chief Executive Officer of GranCare, Inc. from 1988 to 1991. He was a member of President Nixon’s Healthcare Advisory Task Force on Medicare and Medicaid, and spent four years as a member of the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare’s Advisory Task Force during the Nixon administration. We believe that Mr. Christensen’s extensive experience in the skilled nursing industry and his proven leadership and business skills support the conclusion that he should serve as one of our directors. Mr. Christensen is the father of our Chairman of the Board, Christopher R. Christensen.

Spencer Burton

Mr. Spencer Burton serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Burton is responsible for providing consulting services and overseeing our organization's ongoing skilled nursing operations. He has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of our wholly-owned subsidiary, Ensign Services, Inc., which provides consulting and management services to our skilled nursing and assisted living operations, since May 2019. He previously served as the President of our subsidiary, Pennant Healthcare, Inc., which supervised the operations of facilities in the Northwest, since October 2013. As President of Pennant Healthcare and as an operator since 2006, Mr. Burton has successfully operated skilled nursing and senior living facilities, developed leaders and directed the Company's growth efforts across several states.

Barry Port

Mr. Barry R. Port serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Port has served as our Chief Executive Officer since May 2019. He has concurrently served as a member of our Board since May 2019. From January 2012 to May 2019, Mr. Port served as the Chief Operating Officer of our wholly-owned subsidiary, Ensign Services, Inc., which provides consulting and management services to our skilled nursing and senior living operations. He previously served as the President of our subsidiary, Keystone Care, Inc., which supervised the operations of facilities in Texas, from March 2006 to December 2011. Prior to 2006, he served as the Chief Executive Officer at our Bella Vita Health and Rehabilitation Center (formerly Desert Sky Health and Rehabilitation Center), a skilled nursing and assisted living campus in Glendale, Arizona from March 2004 to March 2006. Mr. Port holds a Bachelor's Degree from Brigham Young University in Exercise Physiology, a Master's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Health Administration both from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. We believe that Mr. Port's important role in the management of our company and its affiliates and his leadership and business skills, support the conclusion that he should serve as one of our directors.

Suzanne Snapper

Ms. Suzanne D. Snapper serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Ms. Snapper is responsible for the Company's accounting, finance, information technology, tax, internal controls, managed care, treasury and finance risk management functions. She has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2009 and previously served as our Vice President of Finance since joining Ensign in 2007. As Vice President of Finance, Ms. Snapper played a key role in taking the Company public in 2007. She also oversaw the implementation of our internal controls over financial reporting. Prior to joining the Company, she worked from 1996 to April 2007 as an accountant with KPMG LLP, where her practice included providing audit services for public companies in the technology, transportation and quick serve restaurant industries. Ms. Snapper is a certified public accountant.

Chad Keetch

Mr. Chad A. Keetch serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Keetch is responsible for our acquisitions, real estate matters, capital market transactions, investor relations, and new ventures. Mr. Keetch also serves as our Secretary and is responsible for assisting our Board and management with various governance matters. He was appointed as our Executive Vice President and Secretary on June 1, 2014. Prior to 2014, he served as our Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Legal Affairs and Assistant Secretary, where he was responsible for our acquisitions, real estate matters, securities transactions and investor relations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Keetch was an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP from September 2008 to March 2010 and Kirkland & Ellis LLP from September 2005 through September 2008, where his practice emphasized mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, capital markets transactions and corporate governance issues.

Swati Abbott

Ms. Swati B. Abbott serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Abbott has served as a member of our Board since January 2020. Ms. Abbott currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Intelligence Company LLC, doing business as Blue Health Intelligence, a healthcare data and analytics company, a position that she has held since 2011. Prior to joining Blue Health Intelligence, Ms. Abbott served as the president of MEDai, Inc., an industry leader in predictive analytics, prior to its acquisition by Reed Elsevier in 2008. She also served as Managing Director for the Medical Management Strategic Business Unit at ViPS. She currently serves as a director of Prognos, Inc., a private healthcare data analytics company, and Magellan Health Inc. (NASDAQ: MGLN), a for-profit managed health care company, focused on special populations, complete pharmacy benefits and other specialty areas of healthcare. We believe that Ms. Abbott's extensive experience and leadership in the healthcare services industry supports the conclusion that she should serve as one of our directors.

Ann Blouin

Dr. Ann S. Blouin Ph.D serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Blouin has served as a member of our Board since November 2018. Dr. Blouin recently retired from her position as Executive Vice President of Customer Relations and previous position as Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Operations at The Joint Commission where she provided leadership in aligning the strategic and operating goals of the organization with its client base. With more than 30 years of health care administration, consulting and clinical nursing experience, Dr. Blouin has held key senior leadership positions at community teaching hospitals and academic medical centers. While serving in key leadership roles with the consulting firms of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Ernst & Young Global Limited, Cap Gemini SE and Huron Consulting Group, she worked with multiple health systems across the United States and Canada to help them improve operating cost efficiency and effectiveness, revenue management, care coordination, and quality and patient safety. Dr. Blouin is currently serving as President of PSQ Advisory, working with boards and senior leadership to deliver strategic guidance on patient care quality and safety America's health systems. In addition, Dr. Blouin also serves on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board of Directors and as an editorial advisor for the Journal of Nursing Administration. Dr. Blouin is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University of Chicago. Dr. Blouin earned her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Sciences and Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Blouin received her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Loyola University of Chicago, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. We believe that Dr. Blouin’s extensive experience and leadership supports the conclusion that she should serve as one of our directors.

Lee Daniels

Mr. Lee A. Daniels serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daniels has served as a member of our Board since June of 2013. Mr. Daniels is currently a professor of International Business and Marketing at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU) where he has been teaching since 2004. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, Mr. Daniels spent 25 years working in international business in more than 30 countries. Most recently, Mr. Daniels served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Daniels Capital, LLC, an investment company that made real estate investments. He was also President of Newbridge Capital, Japan, one of the largest private equity funds in Asia, from 2001 to 2004, President and Representative Director of Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd., the largest cable TV, internet and telephone company in Japan; and Chief Executive Officer of Titus Communications from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Daniels spent the majority of his career at AT&T, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Japan Ltd. from 1994 to 1998 and concurrently served as the Chairman of JENS, one of the first internet service providers in Japan. Mr. Daniels has also served on numerous board of directors in Japan and the United States, including Raser Technologies, Inc. and The US Travel Industry Association. He was also Chairman of the Board of the American International School in Japan from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Daniels earned a B.S. degree in Business Management from BYU, a Master’s Degree in International Business from Sophia University in Japan and completed the Executive Development Program at the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. We believe that Mr. Daniels’ extensive management and board experience and his proven leadership and business capabilities support the conclusion that he should serve as one of our directors.

Daren Shaw

Mr. Daren J. Shaw serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Shaw has served as a member of our Board since March 2012. Mr. Shaw has served for more than 33 years in leadership capacities with several financial services firms. In 2019, he retired as a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Group at D.A. Davidson & Co., a middle-market full-service investment banking firm. While at D.A. Davidson & Co., Mr. Shaw served on the Senior Management Committee and board of directors and served as the lead investment banker in a wide variety of transactions, including public stock offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Shaw served for 12 years with Pacific Crest Securities, in various roles, including Managing Director. Mr. Shaw also serves as a member of the board of directors of Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE), and on the investment committee of Tingey Investment Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm. Mr. Shaw's previous leadership positions at numerous investment banking firms provides him with valuable financial understanding, and supports his role as Chair of our Audit Committee. We believe that Mr. Shaw’s extensive experience and leadership in the financial services industry supports the conclusion that he should serve as one of our directors.

Barry Smith

Mr. Barry M. Smith serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Smith has served as a member of our Board since 2014. He most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Health, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of behavioral health services and a leading national provider of radiology benefit management services, specialty pharmacy and prescription benefit management services, since 2013. He retired from Magellan at the end of 2019. He founded and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of VistaCare, Inc., a national provider of hospice services, from 1996 to 2002, and he served as Chairman of VistaCare in 2003. From 1990 through 1995, Mr. Smith served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Value Rx, Inc., which was then one of the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management companies and, prior to that, served as vice president of operations for PCS Health Systems, also a pharmacy benefit management firm. We believe Mr. Smith’s extensive experience as a proven and experienced leader in numerous healthcare businesses that are closely related to our businesses and his valuable strategic and other management insights support the conclusion that he should serve as one of our directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Christopher Christensen

6,311,710

Roy Christensen

100,000

Spencer Burton

2,965,130

Barry Port

5,982,520

Suzanne Snapper

5,810,380

Chad Keetch

3,680,570

Swati Abbott

--

Ann Blouin

311,771

Lee Daniels

311,771

Daren Shaw

317,771

Barry Smith

311,271
As Of  31 Dec 2019

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Christopher Christensen

51,324 955,140

Roy Christensen

0 0

Spencer Burton

2,748 130,068

Barry Port

5,000 92,250

Suzanne Snapper

15,177 2,454,020

Chad Keetch

5,000 92,250

Swati Abbott

0 0

Ann Blouin

0 0

Lee Daniels

0 0

Daren Shaw

0 0

Barry Smith

0 0