LEADERSHIP LESSONS LEARNED FROM OUTSIDE SENIOR LIVING
Executives reflect on the careers that prepared them for the senior living industry.
BY TOM GRESHAM
When Randy Richardson started in his position as president of Classic Residence by Hyatt (since rebranded as Vi) in 2000, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He’d worked previously in a range of positions centered around marketing and commercial real estate, and senior living was a completely new field to him. The initial learning curve was steep. Ultimately, however, he began to see how his previous work was applicable. As he saw how he could translate his experiences to his newly adopted field, he found the process both fun and rewarding.