Bob Probst


Robert F. (Bob) Probst

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Probst has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2014. As a member of the Ventas executive leadership team, Mr. Probst plays a key role in all aspects of finance, accounting, IT, tax, strategy and investor relations. Prior to joining Ventas, Mr. Probst served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beam Inc., a global spirits distributor, from its inception as a stand-alone publicly traded spirits company in October 2011 to its sale to Suntory Holdings Limited in May 2014. Mr. Probst also previously served as Vice President of Finance, Strategy and M&A for the Medication Delivery business division at Baxter International, Inc., a multinational healthcare company, and he spent eight years with UK-based Diageo PLC, a British multinational beverage alcohol company, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer, Global Supply. His early career in finance began with roles at The Pillsbury Company, a flour miller and food products manufacturer, and as a Commercial Lending Officer with The Northern Trust Bank, a financial services company.

In addition to his work for Ventas, Mr. Probst is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago and he serves on the board of the Chicago Botanic Garden, where he chairs the audit committee and serves on the executive committee. In 2018, he was named the Chicago Public Company CFO of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), and, in 2019, he was named FEI’s Public Company Financial Executive of the year, a national award. Mr. Probst earned his B.A. degree with honors in Economics from Duke University and received his M.B.A. degree with highest honors in Finance and Accounting from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


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