Key Principals

Tim Johnston

Co-founder Managing Member

Mr. Johnston has had a long and varied career, working in five countries over the last 25 years, inducing positions as 1) Executive Director at Alfa Bank in Capital Russia, 2) CRE development company executive /owners’ engineer MosStroi 000, 3) Founding Partner at Next-Stage Accelerator, 4) CEO/Founder of both IAL Group & ExecuCar and SE Products & Asturia, and 5) and managing partner at Whitehawk Development LLC. His combined expertise includes among other skills being an International Finance, Operations Professional, Entrepreneur and CRE Developer, Capital Formation, and Crisis Manager. He has a BS in finance and International Business and became bilingual in Russian/English.

Tim recently returned home to his native Arizona, to set up a senior housing development business, which led to the launch of AZ Senior Living: an acquisition and consolidation fund, initially focusing on Residential Assisted Living. In his current role as Principal and Owner of 1st Mile Capital along with managing Members, Sendhil Krishnan and Jeff Giedt, they aim to professionalize the Residential Senior Assisted Living market by layering in physician-guided care, remote monitoring, and telemedicine technologies – enabling a safer, healthier more enriching environment for the seniors under our care.


Jeff Giedt

Co-founder Operations Director

Jeff is co-founder of multiple senior care organizations including MD Senior Living, Home Matters, and Stepping Up for Seniors, a non-profit charity serving low-income seniors in need. His organizations have consistently achieved award-winning care. Jeff received his undergraduate education at UCLA and earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He currently lives in Phoenix with his wife and three kids.


Dr. Sendhil Krishnan

MD, FACC Co-founder Medical Director

Dr. Krishnan is a board-certified cardiologist with a subspecialty in interventional cardiology. He serves as a co-founder of both MD Senior Living as well as the group of Valencia Care Homes in Scottsdale. His philosophy is that older adults should lead the most fulfilling life possible with the upmost dignity focusing on their physical, mental, and spiritual well being. Dr. Krishnan is also founder of the MD Senior Living Academy designed to education and train physicians on owning their own high quality RAL homes in their communities. 


Dr. Mel Ranat

MD Family Medicine

Dr. Ranat is an actively practicing family medicine physician working as both a hospitalist and founder of her own aesthetic medicine practices in California. She is actively engaged in the senior housing realm and seeks unique ways to utilize her expertise and compassion for geriatric care to help our seniors live healthier lives in our RALs.