Ramzi Abdine to Continue to Expand Comfort Keepers’ Growth and Leadership Position in the Home Care Industry
IRVINE, California, January 23, 2023 – Comfort Keepers®, a market-leading provider of uplifting home care for seniors and adults who need assistance, appoints Ramzi Abdine as Chief Executive Officer, North America, replacing Carl McManus. Abdine brings more than 25 years of relevant professional experience and proven successes to help deliver on the company’s innovation goals and continue to expand its leadership footprint in the home care industry. Effective immediately, he is replacing Carl McManus who has been instrumental in leading Comfort Keepers through a significant period of revitalization and growth for nearly a decade. The announcement comes at a time where Comfort Keepers is celebrating 25 years of Elevating the Human Spirit™ by providing quality in-home care to help seniors thrive, connect and live a purposeful life.
Since joining Comfort Keepers in 2014, Carl has been the force behind several large acquisitions, significant organic growth, the company’s digitization initiative, and the introduction of several brand-differentiating technological innovations. In his role as CEO which he assumed in 2017, he was responsible for driving revenue in 600-plus franchised and company-owned locations across the United States and Canada, setting strategic direction, fostering innovation, and moving the brand into the future.
“Serving as the CEO of Comfort Keepers has been one of the highlights of my career, said Carl McManus. “I’m extremely proud of Comfort Keepers’ accomplishments under my leadership in the past eight years, and am grateful for our incredible, dedicated team and franchisee network who have brought joy and touched the lives of so many families every day.”
Abdine brings tremendous business experience through his leadership role in Sodexo Worldwide Home Care, where he served as Global Head of Corporate Development & Asset Management and was the interim CEO of Pronep, Sodexo’s Home Care business in Brazil. Abdine launched his career at Credit Suisse First Boston’s in New York City, and since that time, he has worked across multiple industries including defense, aerospace, space, and cybersecurity.
“I am honored to be selected to lead Comfort Keepers as CEO and am excited about our company’s future,” said Ramzi Abdine. “Carl has been an incredible leader and I will be highly focused on ensuring Comfort Keepers continues to lead the industry in innovation and uplifting, quality care. In the spirit of caring, collaboration and commitment, I look forward to improving the quality of life for our employees and all of the communities in which we operate.”
“Ramzi is an ideal leader to serve as Comfort Keepers’ next CEO,” said Natalie Black, CEO Worldwide Home Care, Sodexo/Comfort Keepers. “ He brings incredible knowledge and experience to help Comfort Keepers reach our goals, but he also embraces our culture, teamwork and spirit of collaboration, making him an ideal fit for our business. We are grateful to Carl for all of the many accomplishments and contributions he has made to Comfort Keepers and are thrilled to welcome Ramzi as the leader of our North American team. ”
About Comfort Keepers®
For more than two decades, Comfort Keepers® has been Elevating the Human SpiritSM through its in-home care network for seniors and other adults by empowering them to maintain their independence and realize joy in the everyday moments. Comfort Keepers is a division of Sodexo, the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life. Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day in 67 countries, through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Comfort Keepers operates a franchise network that has grown to more than 700 locations around the world. In addition to providing services that focus on health care and senior markets, Sodexo’s integrated offerings encompass more than 45 years of experience in reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, foodservices, facilities and equipment management, and concierge services. For more information, visit ComfortKeepers.com.
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