Ventas, a real estate investement trust, has promoted Gregory Liebbe to senior vice president, chief accounting officer and controller, effective immediately.

In his new position, Liebbe will lead all aspects of Ventas’s accounting functions, including internal and external financial reporting. He will continue to report to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Probst, who has held the position of chief accounting officer on an interim basis after he joined the company in 2014.

Liebbe has worked in Ventas’s accounting functions since joining the company in 2007. Most recently, he was vice president of accounting, a position he had held since 2011. Prior to his tenure at Ventas, Liebbe held accounting leadership positions at Brown-Forman, Accenture, Aon Corporation and Northern Trust.