As the first-ever Division President of TerraBella Senior Living, Dave Adams is responsible for driving operational performance and strategic growth of the TerraBella Senior Living brand. Dave brings to our organization extensive experience in developing and executing corporate strategic growth Initiatives and building high-performing teams. Prior to taking on the Division President role for TerraBella Senior Living, Dave led Discovery Senior Living’s Acquisition & Transition Team, which oversaw the addition and successful integration of more than 50 new communities to Discovery Senior Living’s national and regionally focused brands portfolio.
Prior to joining the Discovery team, Dave was Senior Vice President of Operations Support for CA Ventures’ Senior Living division. In that role, he led in the planning, from-scratch development and ultimate execution of Anthology Senior Living, the company’s Senior Living Property Management company, taking the startup from initial concept to full operations and managing more than $950 million in assets across 11 states within the first two years. Prior to that, Dave served as Vice President of Strategy & Business Development for Enlivant Senior Living, where he successfully led the operational performance turnaround and strategic growth of that company.
Dave also brings to the Discovery enterprise an extensive and unique set of experiences from outside the senior living industry, having spent time successfully growing a software startup company, and serving as a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he specialized In Operations and Organizational Strategy client engagements. He began his professional career by serving more than 9 years as an officer in the US Air Force Special Operations Command, leading multiple Special Tactic Teams (Combat Control/Pararescue) through numerous deployments throughout Southwest Asia, Europe and Northern Africa.
Dave holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy.