Executive Chairman & Principal
As owner and President of Reliant Care Group, L.L.C. and other related entities, Mr. DeStefane is the direct and indirect owner/operator of 24 long term care nursing facilities in Missouri, serving approximately 3,000 residents and 4,000 employees. Reliant Care Group also owns a Long-Term Care Management Company, an In-Home Services Company, a Therapy Services Company, a Supplies Management Company, a Finance Company, an Institutional Pharmacy (with 7,000 beds), an Aircraft Management Company, and a Real Estate Holding Company with over 20 properties. Mr. DeStefane is also the owner and President of Reliant Care Group II, L.L.C. which owns a preowned classic car company, an employee loan company, three fitness centers, two kickboxing fitness centers, an internet business brokerage, two restaurants and an internet software and services company. Mr. DeStefane also owns The Hannibal Hoots summer collegiate wooden bat baseball team, a real estate development company in St. Louis with fourteen properties, and a property management company.
Mr. DeStefane has received two undergraduate degrees, a B.S. in Business Management and a B.S. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. From 1980-1982, he served as Student Representative to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Board of Trustees. Mr. DeStefane was selected as a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1982. He also has a MBA in Business with a specialization in Accounting from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Mr. DeStefane was awarded his C.P.A. in 1984. From 1985 to 1989, he was Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of the Board for The Lockwood Group. He began buying and starting businesses in health care related industries in 1990. In 1991, Mr. DeStefane received his license as a Missouri Nursing Home Administrator. He is also a licensed real estate securities representative and pilot.
In 2015, Mr. DeStefane was elected President of the Missouri Health Care Association, a position he currently holds. He is Co-Chairman of the Board for St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis after serving as Chairman from 2005–2012. Mr. DeStefane is a Co-Founder, Board Member and Shareholder of The Business Bank of St. Louis, and a Board Member of the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Commission. He is a past member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.