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Pamala Temple

Co-Founder, A Place for Mom

Pamala Temple co-founded A Place for Mom (APFM)  in 2000 and served as its CEO for 11 years.  She currently serves as  Chairman of the Board of the Seattle-based company, overseeing its incredible growth.  During her years as CEO, A Place for Mom was honored annually as one of the fastest growing technology companies by Deloitte and Touche and Fast Company. 

APFM was founded to fundamentally change the way people search for senior housing and care options for their aging parents.  The service is free to consumers as the care providers pay a fee for the service each time a resident moves in.   This pay for performance business model creates a win-win scenario for families and properties.  The company spokesperson is Joan London and it is very possible you may have seen their TV commercials featuring Joan.  The company operates in every state in the US and Canada. 

Pamala led the company from lean start-up, through a small friends and family round, then onto a VC round with Battery Ventures in 2006. Four years later, in 2010, Ms. Temple sold a majority stake to the prestigious PE Firm Warbug Pincas.  She expects another exit for the company in the upcoming years.  

Ms. Temple has a B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her career prior to starting A Place for Mom was in the senior housing industry in various VP of Sales and Marketing positions at several large national assisted living chains.  Pamala's vision for "finding a better way for baby boomers to find the right care for their aging parents" has lead to the company's success and has helped millions of seniors extend their life through better care and living arrangements.  The company also has a SAS based CRM which sells to the senior housing vertical. 

Pamala lives in Santa Barbara, has a 13 year old daughter, is addicted to playing tennis and is currently in the R&D phase of launching a new company.