About Aspen Associates Group

Aspen Associates Group, Inc. is a recruiting firm specializing in finding talented individuals for clients in senior living and long-term care professions. With over 100,000 candidates in their proprietary database and a 97% offer-to-acceptance rate, Aspen Associates Group is at the forefront of executive search in the senior care industry. Our expertise includes sourcing talent for interim and permanent community-level, regional, corporate, and executive positions. Since 2008, Aspen Associates Group has provided a personalized approach to service that serves as the foundation for their ongoing success. We are a proud member of the Sanford Rose Associates network.

Tom Zeleny

NHA, CEO and Founder

In addition to having been a licensed administrator for over 20 years, Tom is also an expert consultant for a state Board of Nursing Home Administrators, and testified as a subject matter expert for operational and regulatory compliance for long term care. He has worked for prestigious national and privately-owned providers in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors as Administrator, Executive Director and multi-site manager. This hands-on experience has helped him consistently place candidates in senior living positions throughout the United States since 2003.

Tom received his Certificate of Gerontology from Colorado State University, and has received professional certification from the American College of Nursing Home Administrators (ACHCA). Tom maintains an active Administrator’s license, and continues to keep abreast of the constant regulatory changes that affect senior living clients and candidates. He has been selected as speaker for multiple state organizations on topics to include: talent acquisition, effective salary negotiation, generational differences in the workforce, job performance standards and job descriptions, as well as other human resource-related best practice topics.

A Top 10 Executive Search Firm by Hunt Scanlon

Sanford Rose Associates is comprised of an elite network of independently-owned executive search firms who provide personal service and undivided attention to our clients and candidates. Our affiliations with the International Executive Search Federation, Kaye/Bassman International, Next Level Exchange and Next Level Marketing Communications provide our clients a unique foundation that does not exist anywhere else in the search industry today.