As Senior Vice President of Strategy and Asset Management, Mr. Hirons is responsible for expanding the Company’s investment platform beyond its existing segments via mergers and acquisitions, as well as the development of new opportunities. Mr. Hirons also provides strategic leadership to the Asset Management group in their management of EPR Properties’ portfolio and serves on the Company’s Investment Committee.
Mr. Hirons was appointed Senior Vice President of Strategy and Asset Management in 2016. From 2012 through 2016 he served as our Vice President of Strategic Planning. From 2006 to 2012, he served as our Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining EPR Properties, Mr. Hirons was a co-founder and principal with Preferred Finance Partners, Inc., a firm that provided corporate financial consulting services. Mr. Hirons began his career at KPMG in 1993 and later worked for various real estate and manufacturing companies prior to becoming a corporate financial consultant. Mr. Hirons received two bachelor's degrees, with highest distinction, from the University of Kansas. He is a Certified Public Accountant.