COSTA MESA, CA – APRIL 25 – Solid Landings Behavioral Health (Solid Landings), one of the most recognized substance-abuse companies in California, announced that Gerik Degner has joined the company as its new president. Mr. Degner will assume his new role effective immediately.
“We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to bring in a president of Gerik’s caliber,” said Steve Fennelly, CEO and co-founder of Solid Landings. “I have known Gerik for some time, and his commitment and overall skillset are seldom seen in the business world. I feel very confident that Gerik will help us continue our trajectory of being one of the pre-eminent substance-abuse facilities in the nation.”
In his new role as president of Solid Landings, which has treatment centers in California, Texas and Nevada, Mr. Degner will oversee the daily operations of the Costa Mesa, Calif.,-based company. He also will provide support in matters pertaining to external financing, internal finance reporting and infrastructural efficiency as they relate to the company’s overall fiscal well being.
“I am eager for the challenge ahead and excited to work for a company that is so deeply committed to helping those men and women who struggle with addiction,” Mr. Degner said. “This company has established itself as one of the best in the industry, and I am excited to help the team make it even better in the days, months and years to come.”
Mr. Degner has a strong and diverse background, including roles at private equity firms that focused on a variety of industries, including health care. Mr. Degner serves as a partner of Alpine Pacific Capital — a middle-market private equity investment firm he co-founded, which has offices in Seattle and Orange County.
“I am confident that my involvement managing companies at the executive leadership level coupled with my experience in private equity investing will make me an immediate asset at Solid Landings,” Mr. Degner said. “Navigating the corporate landscape these days can be a formidable endeavor. I believe I can help Solid Landings decide which roads are worth traveling, and which ones should be avoided altogether.”
Mr. Degner, who was raised in Colorado, holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Colorado. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, a member of the CFA Institute and is chairman of the Orange County chapter of Gen Next, an exclusive organization of executives dedicated to learning about and becoming engaged with the most pressing challenges facing future generations. In addition to portfolio company boards, he also serves on the board of directors and is the president-elect for the Orange County chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
Additional information Solid Landings and its subsidiaries can be found online at www.solidlandings.com.
About Solid Landings Behavioral Health Solid Landings Behavioral Health is a private, for-profit corporation located in Costa Mesa, Calif. Solid Landings Behavioral Health was founded on the fundamental principles of commitment, quality care, and individualized recovery programs that are provided in gender exclusive settings to men and women. Programs under Solid Landings Behavioral Health are certified and licensed by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) in California, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in Texas, and Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) in Nevada.
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