CHICAGO—Ventas, Inc. has just named Robert F. Probst as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Probst will join the company in October and work with retiring chief financial officer Richard A. Schweinhart through the transition. Probst will also join the Chicago-based REIT’s executive leadership team and report directly to chairman and chief executive officer Debra A. Cafaro.

“What we were looking to do with this hire was bring on a strong CFO who had familiarity with public companies, international experience and knew how to build a large team,” Raymond Lewis, president of Ventas, tells The company has made significant investments in Canada and the UK, and plans to continue investing internationally “so Bob’s experience will be a great addition to our team.”

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