Vi Executive Team

Vi's Executive Team

Randy Richardson, President

Randy Richardson President

Randy Richardson joined Vi in 2000. Under his leadership Vi has completed over $1 billion of new development and established itself as a first-class operator of senior living communities. Richardson is responsible for company leadership and strategic growth initiatives designed to enhance Vi’s economic value and further the company’s position as an industry leader.

Randy has an extensive background in property development, management and marketing.  Prior to his position at Vi, Randy was Senior Vice President of Asset Management for General Growth Properties where he worked for 14 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Investment Center for Senior Housing and Care and was Chairman in 2012-13. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Argentum (FKA ALFA).  Along with receiving his Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University, Randy serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for ISU’s School of Business and is a Fellow of The Culinary Institute of America.

Gary Smith, Chief Financial Officer

Gary Smith Chief Financial Officer

Gary joined Vi as Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and has more than 30 years of experience in real estate-related industries. In his role at Vi, he oversees the Company's fiscal functions and financial performance, as well as the analysis of potential new development and acquisition opportunities and their associated financing. Gary oversees Vi's corporate finance and accounting department, as well as the information technology group.

Prior to joining Vi, Gary served as Vice President of Finance for Northbrook Corporation, an affiliate of JMB Realty Corporation, where he was responsible for the asset management of various acquired operating companies, including obtaining financing, analyzing acquisitions and sales, and overseeing ongoing financial performance. Prior to that, Gary served as Senior Audit Manager for KPMG, a Big Four public accounting firm.

Gary graduated summa cum laude from Northern Illinois University and is a certified public accountant.

Stephanie Fields, Senior VP and General Counsel

Stephanie fields Senior VP and General Counsel

Stephanie joined Vi as General Counsel in 2003 and has been practicing law for more than 20 years. In her role at Vi, Stephanie provides legal oversight for all of Vi's operations, transactions and risk management. Before joining Vi, Stephanie served as Assistant VP and Senior Counsel for Hyatt Hotels, and prior to that, she practiced law in New York City, focusing on complex commercial litigation. Stephanie received her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law.
Bill Sciortino, Senior VP of Operations

BILL sciortino Senior VP of Operations

Bill joined Vi as the Chief Information Officer in 2001. After successfully deploying many critical systems, Bill was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations in 2003. Currently, Bill oversees all 10 of Vi's operating communities, including sales and marketing, administration, food and beverage, resident care, programming, and facilities management services.

Prior to joining Vi, Bill worked in real estate and management. He graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.

Judy Whitcomb, Senior VP of Human Resources, Learning and Organizational Development

Judy whitcomb Senior VP of Human Resources, Learning and Organizational Development

Judy oversees Vi's human resources functions, including employee relations, compensation and benefits, learning and organizational development, recruitment, and payroll. She came to Vi with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of HR leadership roles, including a 19 year career at United Airlines. She has previously held leadership roles in sales, marketing, finance and operations in the financial services and employee benefit services industries. Judy is SPHR and SPHR-SCP certified and earned her undergraduate degree from DePaul University and MBA from Roosevelt University. She is a frequent guest speaker at professional conferences as well as the author of a number of articles on employee development, organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. She also serves on the Service Board for Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.

Since starting at Vi, the company has been recognized with the following acknowledgements and awards, Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s LearningElite designation from 2010-2015 and the Editor’s Choice” award for the last 5 years. In 2015, CLO Magazine recognized Vi for its’ commitment to learning with the Editor’s Choice Award for Leadership Commitment.  Vi has also been recognized by numerous best places awards in Arizona, California, Chicago, San Diego, and South Carolina.

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