(PRESS RELEASE) RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – With a focus on continued growth and responding to market needs, VSP Global announced the following organizational changes:
Michelle skinner, Network Director of VSP Global, will assume a new role as Director of Growth, heading a newly formed, centralized physician-facing sales organization that includes sales teams from VSP Optics, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Eyefinity and the company’s global business development managers. She will oversee the execution of the VSP Global Premier program strategy, lead vendor relations outreach, strategic partnerships and develop a local presence strategy designed to deepen relationships with physicians, customers and business leaders. communities across the country.
“By leveraging Michelle’s extensive experience, we will further unify our sales divisions to provide physicians with a more cohesive, consultative and streamlined customer experience,” said Michael Guyette, President and CEO of VSP Global. “This alignment accelerates our work to support the long-term success of private practices and deliver products and services that help them differentiate, compete and grow.
Pete bridgman, President of Visionworks, will assume an expanded role as the new Network Director of VSP Global. He will lead the organization’s network strategy and associated business areas including Network Development and Management, VSP Ventures, Onsite Clinics, Eyeconic and Visionworks.
“It is essential that our network continues to provide our more than 80 million members with access to high quality eye care in a variety of settings,” added Guyette. “Pete’s unique expertise, including his experience in managed vision care, will help us meet these needs and deliver more value to the network for clients and members while opening up opportunities to implement new best practices in patient care and services that support the success of physicians in the network. “
Skinner and Bridgman begin their new roles in January 2022 and will continue to report to Guyette.
Chris Warren has been appointed General Counsel and General Counsel of VSP Global. Reporting to Guyette, Warren is responsible for all legal affairs for the company’s business lines, including regulatory compliance and business risk management.
“Chris is a great addition to our leadership team,” said Guyette. “With over 25 years of legal experience and a deep understanding of the insurance industry, she will help position the company to achieve our strategic goals and achieve our goal of empowering human potential through sight. “
Warren joins VSP from USAA, where she was Vice President and General Counsel of the USAA Life Insurance Company division. Since 2005, she has held various leadership positions within the USAA, including general counsel in financial consulting and solutions, regulatory and governance consulting, compliance officer, as well as advising on member experience and privacy protection. private life. Previously, she held executive positions with The Baltimore Life Insurance Company and Fidelity and Guaranty Life Insurance Company, and was in private practice at Venable LLP. Warren received his JD from the University of Texas Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University.
Warren succeeds Thomas Fessler, who is retiring after serving as General Counsel and General Counsel since 2006.
“We thank Thomas for his many important contributions over the past 15 years,” said Guyette. “He leaves a lasting impact through his leadership and commitment to the organization. “
Continuing in their respective roles, the organization’s leadership team also includes Tiffanie Burkhalter, President of VSP Ventures; Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews, Director of Human Resources at VSP Global; Indar Chaudhuri, President of VSP Optics; Chris Enslin, President of Eyefinity; Earnie Franklin, COO of VSP Global; Wendy Hauteman, Marketing Director of VSP Global; Alec Mahmood, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer of VSP Global; Kate Renwick-Espinosa, President of VSP Vision Care, and Nicola Zotta, President of Marchon Eyewear.