Brian Wood


Brian K. Wood

Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer

As Senior Vice President, Chief Tax Officer and Head of the Louisville Office of Ventas, Inc., Brian K. Wood leads an integrated team of tax and finance professionals who drive strategic value for the Company by improving the efficiency of tax operations and the REIT structure, increasing transparency and aligning with business goals. He is responsible for developing, implementing, managing and defending the Company’s tax strategies, providing internal guidance and counsel on all tax matters and financial tax reporting.

In his role as Head of the Louisville Office, Wood also serves as a leadership focal point within the Ventas Louisville office, and as a prominent Company ambassador within the regional business and extended community.

Wood joined Ventas in 2000 after early career roles spanning taxation, accounting and insurance. He served as Vice President, Tax for Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) from 1991 – 2000, and as a tax manager with Ernst & Young LLP from 1985 – 1991.

Wood serves on the Board of Atria Senior Living, Inc. He is a member of NAREIT and serves as a member of their Government Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Tax Executives Institute, Inc. and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a B.A. degree in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.


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