David Flautt is the owner of Assisted Living Locators of Greater Cincinnati, a senior living placement business serving SW Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
Assisted Living Locators is a national network of advisors that serves communities with local advisors. David focuses on Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky, and he currently has one other advisor on his team.
Tell us a little about your work and your career.
It’s funny. I graduated with a BS in Health Services Administration, but ended up going to work for a bank in Cincinnati as a Credit Analyst. Let’s say the corporate stiffness where you could not leave your suit coat to go to the bathroom did not suit me well at the time. But I soon found my way into retirement plan administration and institutional investments and advisory with Macy’s, Fidelity, and several large banks spanning 25 years – still wearing suits. Several years ago, I found my way into what is now my current second career - a senior living advisor focusing on Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go money no object?
Greece...a boat on the coast with a chef sounds like a good start.
What is your biggest inspiration in life or in your job? What do you enjoy most about your work?
What I do now is much different work in many ways than the corporate world. I enjoy meeting new families, learning a new industry, and I like the flexibility this affords me personally in terms of work/life balance.
Do you have a funny story about your work? How do you make your work day meaningful or inspirational?
One time I met with Linda Shaw when she was in sales at a local community. She grilled me and I thought to myself, "breaking into this business is going to be harder than I thought." Now Linda and I are cool, but I remember that day.
Tell us about yourself and family.
I am married to Amanda Orlando Flautt, a local radio host on WARM 98 mornings. We have a 19-year-old daughter Athena, who is transitioning into college, and a 13-year-old son Parker, who is enrolled at SCPA. He is a fierce baseball pitcher and my partner in crime.
Do you have a special message to share with your neighbors or community?
A special message might be to take chances especially when you're young. But it’s never too late to try something new and take a chance and go in a different direction.