LCS Focuses on Building Technology-Driven Business Value, Hires Frank Vedder as SVP, CIO
DES MOINES, IOWA–LCS, the nation’s second-largest operator of senior living communities, announced that Frank Vedder joined the company as senior vice president, chief information officer. Vedder spent 16 years of his career with Berkley Technology Services (BTS), a central technology provider for the global Fortune 500 insurance entity WR Berkley Corporation. This new hire demonstrates the company’s dedication to providing an exceptional experience for residents, employees and our boards and owners.
“Frank has a strong track record of partnering with business leaders across a range of business entities to provide innovative technology solutions,” said Diane Bridgewater, executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer. “We feel his experiences benefit our partners and communities as we look toward implementing technology that drives customer and resident satisfaction and financial stability.”
Vedder has 22 years of experience in the information technology sector. Most recently, he led technology strategy for BTS where he partnered with the WR Berkley companies to support creating 30 plus autonomous business units. He helped the organization drive significant revenue growth by creating internal business partnerships, leveraging key vendor partners and implementing multiple enterprise-wide SAAS and in-house developed solutions.
“I’m most energized when working with business leaders to develop a common vision for technology to support shared objectives and growth. And I’m looking forward to working with LCS employees, business partners, and clients,” added Vedder.
The LCS Family of Companies focus on development, operations management, marketing and sales management, and strategic planning for Life Plan Communities, also referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), and rental independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities nationwide. The company also provides a full-service real estate private equity enterprise, insurance, national purchasing consulting services and in-home care.