Our Leadership Team

Proveer Senior Living | Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton

Founder & CEO

Matthew has 23 years’ experience leading operations, clinical, and sales teams in long-term care environments, including independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. He has directly supervised the opening of more than 50 assisted living residences, 24 independent living residences and three new long-term care facilities.

Proveer Senior Living | Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson

Chief Operating Officer

Sean is responsible for the overall operation and success of the Proveer Management Company and all communities within the Proveer Portfolio.

Sean has operated properties in over 30 states, being a part of developing new properties, leading 50 acquisitions throughout the country and holding leadership positions from Administrator to Chief Operating Officer over his 22-year career. He is most passionate about being a father to his two daughters, reading, writing, and being outdoors as much as possible.

“What sets Proveer apart from other management entities is the experience each one of our team members brings to the table, we do our best every day to recount what it was like to work as a Caregiver, Medication Aide, Executive Director, Regional Director, so we can better lead and manage our communities. We are committed to each other, holding one another accountable to our core values, never losing the personal touch, and our firm belief in providing peace of mind to our residents, families, and fellow team members.”

Proveer Senior Living | Steven Crittenden

Steven Crittenden

Chief Administration Officer

Steven is responsible for project evaluations as well as the coordination of the financial activities for acquisitions, new developments, and turnaround opportunities in support of daily operations. Steven has a strong background in finance and commercial real estate accounting, focusing on financial modeling and data analytics. Prior to joining Proveer, Steven managed a senior housing portfolio as Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Additionally, he held the Chief Financial Officer role for a successful Senior Living Management Company focused on restructuring financial processing systems. Steven earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Proveer Senior Living | Chris Rio

Christopher Rio

Principal – Corporate Administration

Chris provides extensive operations, property development and M&A expertise encompassing over 30 years of corporate and multi-site management as well as development experience in the senior living, healthcare, hospitality, restaurant and commercial real estate sectors. Chris has provided executive leadership and management for multiple senior housing companies, delivering exceptional independent living, assisted living and memory care services to residents and their family members.

Proveer Senior Living | Rod Fearon

Rod Fearon

Principal – Property Development

Rod has over 25 years’ experience in real estate brokerage, investments, healthcare consulting and senior housing development, management and ownership. Prior to joining Proveer, Rod founded Fearon Investments, a real estate company specializing in healthcare markets with concentration on the brokerage, consulting and development of assisted living, independent living and skilled nursing facilities.

Proveer Senior Living | James Taylor

James Taylor

Principal – Investments & Legal

James Taylor has been a force in the senior living industry since 2012 and now elevates Proveer by providing general counsel and investments expertise. In his career, James has closed over 6 billion dollars in financial transactions. He oversees and identifies all legal aspects of the company while establishing solid relationships with investors. James designed, financed, and has overseen timely construction or renovation of four Class-A assisted living and memory care communities. Whether ground-up or renovation, James has delivered projects on time and on budget.

Proveer Senior Living | Greg Marangi

Greg Marangi

Vice President of People and Culture

Greg has over 30 years of business and human resources leadership experience, 18 of which have been in long-term care environments. He has provided strategic human resources leadership, consulting, and project management to more than 150 business units in all 50 states. He specializes in linking people with operational strategies to achieve organizational excellence and unsurpassed customer experience. Prior to joining the Proveer Team as a strategic partner, Greg founded Pinnacle People Development, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership development, human resources consulting, and project management. Greg maintains that his greatest love is found within the walls of his own home with his bride of 32 years and his four amazing children. However, working with this team of knowledgeable and committed professionals in providing peace of mind for our seniors, families, and partners runs a close second.

Proveer Senior Living | Jennifer Nesbitt

Jennifer Nesbitt

Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

Jennifer oversees regional sales and marketing efforts for Proveer. She has more than 12 years of experience with independent sales and marketing consulting, from community-level roles to regional positions responsible for multi-state oversight of non-profit and for-profit independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities. She specializes in sales strategy, sales training, team building and implementation of marketing strategies to increase overall occupancy performance. Prior to joining Proveer, she spent 20 years in the fashion industry, focused on sales, marketing and outcomes for premier retailers. Jennifer studied fashion merchandising and marketing at Jefferson State Community College and attended the Conservatory of Music at Birmingham Southern College with an emphasis on vocal studies.

Proveer Senior Living | Jonni Renee

Jonni-Renee Vasiliou

Director of Project Management

Jonni-Renee is responsible for the planning, implementation, and completion of various projects throughout the Proveer portfolio, ranging from renovations and construction to software implementations while also doing all she can to support the communities. Her organizational skills and experience as a professional dancer, dance director, marketing/staffing/operational coordinator with various cruise lines and childrens’ programs gives her the background and confidence to tackle any project. Having traveled the globe, Jonni-Renee’s international experience ensures Proveer delivers “world-class” service to its residents, families, and team members, as well as keeping the “human touch” in everything Proveer does.

Proveer Senior Living | Shelly Murdock

Shelley Murdock

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Shelley comes to Proveer with more than 18 years of experience in the senior living industry, having served as an Executive Director in California, Texas, and Louisiana with two national providers. Shelley possesses a strong leadership background in both operations and office management, yet what drives her most in any position she holds is her faith, her core values, and her caring heart for other people. With a wide array of responsibilities, Shelley’s eye for detail and passion for superior customer service strengthens the Proveer leadership team, allowing us all to provide quality care and support for not only the residents but our valued team members.

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