Clearday Taps Randall Hawkins as Its New EVP and Chief Financial Officer
October 16, 2020 09:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Veteran financial leader joins Clearday to accelerate expansion of longevity care offerings and drive key strategic initiatives
SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clearday, a leading innovator in longevity care services and products, announced today the hiring of veteran financial leader Randall Hawkins as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Hawkins is responsible for all Clearday financial, human relations, and information technology functions, and will also lead the company’s investor relations initiatives. He reports directly to Jim Walesa, Clearday’s President and CEO.
“Randall Hawkins brings to Clearday a great track record of finance and strategic planning leadership in businesses ranging from start-ups to publicly-traded, Fortune 500 multi-national corporations,” said Walesa. “His multi-faceted experience will be invaluable as we expand our service and product offerings that enhance the daily lives of aging Americans and those who care for them. This proven depth of expertise will also be integral as Clearday prepares for its strategic initiatives, including pursuing its previously announced merger with Superconductor Technologies Inc.”
Prior to joining Clearday, Hawkins was director of finance for BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. which was acquired by the DePuy Synthes medical device division of Johnson & Johnson. Previously, he was also the director of finance with Keystone Directories LLC, a capital investment firm portfolio company that publishes yellow pages directories in the United States. Hawkins also served as CFO of Programming Concepts Inc. that developed educational programs for students with learning differences through 6 million catalogs mailed to teachers. He served previously as an international finance officer for Cooper Industries, Inc., a Fortune 100 multinational manufacturing conglomerate and started his career with Big 8 public accounting firms Arthur Andersen & Co. and Ernst & Young. Mr. Hawkins also is a certified public accountant (CPA) in Texas and a certified management accountant (CMA). He has a BBA in accounting and an MBA, both from Baylor University.
Clearday’s planned innovative products and services address an accelerating longevity care crisis in the U.S. Clearday believes that approximately 90% of American seniors plan to live in their homes for the next 5-10 years rather than move to residential communities that provide assisted living or skilled care. Lack of innovative, affordable alternatives has placed increasing care responsibilities on loved ones, with recent research showing that roughly 42 million Americans – mostly women – provide unpaid care for a loved one over 50.
“I am excited to join the Clearday executive team at this exciting phase of their development,” said Hawkins. “The company has a compelling strategic vision for addressing a huge challenge in our society – how to best care for our loved ones as they age. I’m inspired by that mission, and believe the team is poised to execute on its ambitious growth initiatives.”
Clearday is an innovative longevity care and wellness company, with a modern, hopeful vision for making high quality care options more accessible, affordable, and empowering for older Americans and those who love and care for them. Through our subsidiary Memory Care America (MCA), we operate a network of highly rated residential memory care communities in four U.S. states. With our Clearday at Home™ and Clearday Clubs™ concepts, we are bringing the same standard of excellence found in our MCA residential facilities to in-home digital care and daytime-only care models that are dramatically less expensive than residential care options. Learn more about Clearday at www.myclearday.com.
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