With more than 11 years of experience in the post-acute healthcare sector, Joe Deans has managed the M&A process for transactions totaling nearly $1.5 billion in enterprise value across multiple sectors including: hospice, home health, contract therapy, skilled nursing, assisted-living and LTAC hospitals. Mr. Deans is currently Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. based out of Brentwood, TN (NASDAQ: DVCR) where he has led the company’s strategic growth initiative since March 2011. Prior to joining Diversicare, he served as Director, Corporate Development & Financial Planning with Kindred Healthcare, Inc. in Louisville, KY where he managed numerous acquisitions and strategic financial planning efforts from 2006-2011. From 2002-2006, before entering the healthcare industry, Mr. Deans was a fixed-income Research Analyst for AEGON USA Investment Management, LLC in Louisville, KY where he was responsible for monitoring the credit performance of a structured-finance securities portfolio totaling $4.5 billion. Joe graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville. Additionally, he has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.