Brandon Ribar, President & CEO

Brandon Ribar is the president and CEO of Sonida Senior Living, one of the nation’s largest senior living providers. He’s also a member of the company’s board of directors.

Prior to becoming CEO in September 2022, Brandon served as the company’s chief operating officer. In that role, he was instrumental in planning and implementing improvements to the company’s operating model as well as navigating its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was also heavily involved in portfolio divestitures, a recapitalization transaction and debt refinancing.

Brandon has more than 15 years of experience managing large portfolios and implementing key strategic initiatives in health care and real estate businesses. Prior to joining Sonida Senior Living in 2019, he served as senior vice president of operations at Golden Living, where he oversaw 305 skilled nursing and assisted living centers with 20,000 employees across 21 states. He also previously served as Golden Living’s senior vice president of operational finance and strategy, leading strategic initiatives within the portfolio’s skilled nursing, rehabilitation, home health and hospice businesses.

Before that, he was vice president of health care investments at Fillmore Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm with more than $5 billion in assets under management. He oversaw sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and closing of all health care investments in the company’s investment funds. 

Brandon received his bachelor’s degree in operations management information systems from Santa Clara University.