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ABB Optical Group Announces Leadership Changes

6 people have taken new positions.

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(PRESS RELEASE) CORAL SPRINGS, FL – ABB Optical Group announced changes to its leadership team and an addition to its board of directors.

“ABB Optical is evolving, and with our new organizational structure in place, we are better positioned to deftly navigate market changes and strategically focus on the future success of our customers,” said ABB Optical Group CEO Tom Burke. “Each of these leaders brings experience, knowledge and passion to our team. I look forward to working closely with each to them as we bring our strategic vision to life and champion the customer at every turn.”

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Meghan (Meg) FitzGerald
Meg FitzGerald has joined the ABB Optical Group board of directors. FitzGerald serves as managing partner of L1 Health. With $3 billion of capital under management, L1 Health is focused on long-term value creation as the healthcare investment vehicle of LetterOne, an international investment business. Prior to L1 Health, FitzGerald was executive vice president of strategy, mergers and acquisitions and health policy at Cardinal Health and a member of the company’s executive committee. She also is a member of the board of directors for SeniorLink, an innovative proven model of in-home care for elders; Concert Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company; Gelesis, a biotechnology company developing a novel category of potential therapies for obesity; Tenet Healthcare, a leading Fortune 200 healthcare service company; and Arix Bioscience, a public global healthcare and life sciences specialist company supporting medical innovation. Additionally, FitzGerald serves as an assistant professor at Columbia University in New York, where she teaches the business of healthcare and strategy.

Mike Bono
Mike Bono has been named ABB Optical Group’s new chief financial officer and will oversee the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company. Bono has more than 30 years of financial management experience with public and private companies. Prior to joining ABB Optical, he was the chief financial officer of Medical Specialties Distributors, a leading post-acute service solutions provider serving the home infusion, home medical equipment and oncology markets.

Michael Dell, Esq.
Attorney Michael Dell has been appointed as ABB Optical Group’s general counsel, a newly created position. Dell will be responsible for leading strategic and tactical legal initiatives, providing the senior management team with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation and securing and overseeing the work of outside counsel as needed. He has more than 20 years of legal experience as an attorney and general counsel. Dell also joins ABB Optical Group from Medical Specialties Distributors, where he served as general counsel.

Erika Jurrens
Erika Jurrens has joined ABB Optical Group as senior vice president of strategic development and commercialization. Jurrens will oversee strategy and execution of products, programs and services with a close eye on how each area of the business benefits customers and patients. Previously, Jurrens led product development and marketing as vice president for Cardinal Health, a Fortune 15 company with revenues topping $100 billion.

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Aaron See
Previously vice president of marketing, Aaron See is now senior vice president of manufacturer partnerships, a newly created position. See will be responsible for all aspects of ABB Optical Group’s vendor strategies, leading and enhancing a centralized vendor management function to develop strategic vendor partnerships, implement programs and improve processes. The 20-year industry veteran also will oversee ABB OPTICAL’s gas permeable and custom soft lenses business. Prior to joining ABB OPTICAL in 2014, See was vice president of marketing at Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care division in Japan.

Paul Sherman
Paul Sherman has taken a new position as chief development officer. He previously led ABB Optical Group’s finance team for eight years as chief financial officer. In his new role, Sherman will be responsible for business development, acquisitions and execution of the company’s prioritized opportunities. Sherman has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience and has held leadership positions in public, private and private-equity owned companies. Prior to joining ABB OPTICAL, he served as chief financial officer of LNR Property Corporation, a $4 billion diversified real estate investment, finance, management and development company.

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VSP Global Names Board Chairman

He has served on VSP Global’s board since 2010.

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(PRESS RELEASE) RANCHO CORDOVA, CA — The board of directors at VSP Global has named Gordon Jennings, OD, as chairman of the board for a two-year term. Jennings previously served as the vice chairman. He has been in private practice in Wytheville, VA, for more than 30 years, and has served on VSP Global’s board since 2010.

“We are pleased to have Gordon lead the VSP Global Board of Directors,” said outgoing board Chairman Daniel L. Mannen, OD, FAAO. “As VSP Global continues to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors, Gordon will help provide the strategic guidance needed to ensure that we are best meeting the needs of our key stakeholders, including doctors, clients and members.”

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“I am honored to serve as the chairman of the board,” said Jennings. “As a practicing independent doctor of optometry, I believe the future of private practice is bright with many new opportunities available to us. I look forward to guiding and supporting VSP Global efforts that will help strengthen our profession.”

Jennings received his bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and his doctor of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry. He routinely pursues continuing education to remain at the forefront of the latest and most advanced treatment techniques and technologies. He has received numerous awards for his service to the profession including the American Optometric Association’s Optometric Recognition Award for his dedication and commitment to the importance of continuing education and lifelong learning. He is also a recipient of SECO International’s Optometrist of the South Award as well as the Distinguished Achievement Award and Optometrist of the Year Award from the Virginia Optometric Association.

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RevolutionEHR Names VP of Operations

He was previously the director of product management.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MADISON, WI — Rev360 has named Corey Crawford as its vice president of operations for RevolutionEHR.

Crawford was previously the director of product management. In his new role he’ll bring a wealth of industry experience to oversee a fusion of software solutions designed to meet the specific needs of the eyecare professionals who use the product.

Crawford has worked in product management for such household names as AOL, MapQuest and Gogo (in-flight internet), along with a track record of delivering enterprise cloud-based solutions in healthcare and other industries. His experience across many different platforms positions him to oversee the progression of RevolutionEHR’s software.

“My goal is to synthesize everything into a comprehensive user experience, starting from the time a customer first looks at our product, to purchasing it, to implementing it, to using it, to mastering it — all of those are important milestones in the customer’s eyes,” said Crawford. “Pulling it all together into a cohesive experience for the customer is something I enjoy doing and have had a lot of success with.”

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“Corey has a tremendous understanding of software SaaS and technology platforms and an ability to transform that into real-world impact to our customers,” said Scott Filion, Rev360’s new CEO. “He also has the great skill of taking complex problems and distilling them down to the most basic common denominator to determine the quickest solution. We’re committed to delivering efficiency and effectiveness to our customers, and that’s why Corey’s going to lead the operations side of RevolutionEHR. He’s a doer.”

Crawford is an instrument-rated private pilot and is also a military veteran, having spent six years in the Air National Guard working on F-16 fighter jets as a Weapons Technician during the Iraq conflict.

Of his new role at RevolutionEHR, Crawford said, “It’s a great opportunity: The customers are awesome, the product is awesome, and yet there are many opportunities to make it better.”

Crawford can be reached ccrawford@rev-360.com

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Santinelli International Names Sales Consultant

He has been an associate and member of the client services team for the past 13 years.

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Chris Sharkey

(PRESS RELEASE) HAUPPAUGE, NY – Santinelli International announces that Chris Sharkey has been promoted to sales consultant for the NY – Long Island Sound Territory, covering Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, the Bronx and Westchester Counties.

Sharkey has been a Santinelli associate and member of the client services team for the past 13 years.

Sharkey’s knowledge of Santinelli’s product line will be a valuable asset to its existing customer base as well as new prospects. Sharkey’s friendly, consultative approach will refresh Santinelli’s presence in one of its most important territories, its NY-Long Island backyard. Sharkey will be backed by Santinelli’s home office, located in Hauppauge, where the company hosts its technical service team, in-house repair center and much of its executive team.

“We are very excited about Chris’ addition to our sales team,” said Gerard Santinelli, president and CEO. “Chris is eager to take this valuable territory to the next level and is excited for the opportunity to represent Santinelli International and provide the best in-office finishing solutions in the industry. With Chris’ understanding of the industry and our products, the connectivity to our valued customer’s within this territory will be better than ever.”

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