View From The Top: Industry Leaders Speak Out – Jimmy Carrion and Tod Petty, Lloyd Jones Senior Living
Olivia Beaton, Editor of Senior Living News sits down with Jimmy Carrion VP of Business Development and Tod Petty Executive Vice President from Lloyd Jones Senior Living to discuss successful aging. Both Carrion and Petty share what they have learned throughout their careers, including Petty’s time spent living in senior housing.
Jimmy CarrionVP of Business Development
Jimmy Carrion is an accomplished leader with more than 10 years of experience as a business development professional in the service industry. As vice president of business development for Lloyd Jones Senior Living, Jimmy is responsible to build relationships with potential partners. He focuses on the acquisition of new senior living development projects and third-party management contracts for senior living communities across the care continuum. In this role, Jimmy also leads the licensing division of Lloyd Jones Senior Living, sourcing appropriate partners for our AVIVA and Sage Hill brands.
Prior to joining Lloyd Jones Senior Living, Jimmy served as regional business development manager at OYO USA, the second-largest hotel chain in the world. There, he led a team responsible for the Asia-based firm’s expansion into the southeastern United States. During his time at OYO, his team was responsible for franchising and branding over 25 hotels. Earlier in his career, Jimmy served as a director of sales and operations for a construction management firm. He was responsible for budgeting and developing expansion models in new cities including Houston, Tampa, and Washington D.C.
Tod PettyExecutive Vice President
As the leader of Lloyd Jones Senior Living, Tod draws upon his development and operations skills honed over a 30-year career in the home health and senior housing sectors. His experience encompasses all levels of senior housing from independent living through assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing.
Tod began his career in 1982 with Beverly Enterprise as Area Manager of both North and South Carolina providing oversight necessary for the effectual operations for all Beverly Home Medical Equipment Branches including marketing, delivering, and setup of all product lines. In 1985 Tod partnered with a Respiratory Therapist in Augusta, Georgia and co-developed a start-up business providing respiratory services, infusion therapy, and medical equipment to patients in the home. For seven years Tod served as General Manager, Vice President, and Controller for Augusta Health Alliance.
From 1992-1995 Tod founded Augusta Respiratory Care and as Principal and Founder oversaw the successful acquisition of his company to Lincare Holdings of Clearwater, Florida. For the next 4 years Tod served Lincare Holdings, where he was responsible for managing the P&L for operating centers, hiring and supervising managers, and developing a successful business plan for each center in Georgia and South Carolina.
Tod transitioned to Matrix Healthcare Development in 1999 serving as Executive Director and subsequently becoming Vice President of Operations and Business Development for their senior housing platform and tripling annual revenues because of an intensive lease-up campaign in the communities. The Matrix communities experienced a disposition by the owners and Tod spent the next 6 years as the Regional Director of Altercare.
In April 2009 Tod co-founded Thrive Senior Living and served as President and COO. Thrive Senior Living is a high-growth operator of resort style assisted living and memory care communities. Over a nine-year period, he led the company through an era of extensive development and lease up of 29 new senior communities, 7 dispositions, and continual management post transaction of the communities.