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Mike Neal, OD
Untangling the mysteries of great hiring practices.
Amanda Barker, OD
Developing practice leadership and exceptional business management.
Helping practices grow their businesses organically
Ron Krefman, OD FAAO
Ronald Krefman, OD, FAAO is the founder and CEO of focalCenter. Dr Krefman has been in the eyecare industry for 40+ years. He has served as University of Illinois Medical School faculty, private practice optometrist, founder of an innovative reading glass company and...
Driven to create innovative marketing solutions that help practices reach their maximum potential.
Managing multi-channel campaigns for successful marketing.
Michael Cymbor, OD
Dr. Cymbor received his optometric doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (SALUS) and completed a residency at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. He was awarded the "Young Optometrist of the Year" by the American Optometric Association in 2001. He is a...
Nathan Hayes, CEPA
Nathan Hayes is the Practice Finance Consultant for IDOC. He is a 10-year veteran of the eyecare industry, working at HMI Buying Group and Red Tray, Prima Eye Group from its inception and now IDOC. In his current role, Nathan helps OD practice owners manage their...
Ryan Gustus, OD
Danny Clarke, OD
In leading a private optometric practice for the past 26 years, Dr. Danny Clarke has developed repeatable strategies for engaging his entire team in the business success. He plays a leadership role in several optometric information sharing and study groups and has...
Helping ODs capture the attention of Facebook and Instagram users in their community.
Brandon Blaker, OD
Dr. Brandon Blaker has been leading Hill Country Vision Center for nearly 20 years. Under his guidance, the business has expanded from a single location to five, and saw tremendous growth in every area. As the first practice to be acquired by private equity in the...
Ron Meeker, OD, FAAO
Dr. Meeker has been in practice in his home town of Vestal since 1985. He is a graduate of Vestal High School, Colgate University and the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, an...
Steve Vargo, OD, MBA
Steve Vargo, OD, MBA is a 1998 graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry. A published author and speaker with 15 years of clinical experience, he now serves as IDOC’s Optometric Practice Management Consultant. Since transitioning to a full-time practice management...
Scott Jens, OD, FAAO
Scott Jens is a serial entrepreneur whose career started as a Doctor of Optometry as a co-owner of a multi-doctor multi-location eye clinic group in Madison, WI, where he practiced eye care for twenty-five years. He served the eye care profession as a state and...
As a 40+ year veteran of the optical industry Valerie brings a wealth of expertise to her industry activities. Her experiences include 14 years in retail fulfilling such functions as, Store Manager, District Manager, National Operations Coordinator, National Training...
Rhonda Parfinovics, LDO, COA
As a Success Coach with OD Practice Mentors, Rhonda helps optometric practices maximize the potential of their biggest asset, the optical dispensary. With on site and virtual meetings and training, OD Practice Mentors gives private practices the tools to grow and...
Patti Warren, ABOC
Patti has been in the optical industry since 1986. The first 13 years of her career she worked as an optician in private practice optometry and ophthalmology, where she found her true love for lenses. As an official “Lens Geek” she decided to work as a sales...