Marquee founded through acquisition of Embassy Dental in Nashville, TN
Entrance into KY market
Expanded into AL
Fred Ward joins as C.O.O.
Fred Ward becomes CEO
Focus on dentist retention and recruiting
Opened 2 De Novos
Expanded into the Chattanooga market
Implementation of specialty initiative in Nashville market
Completed third De Novo in Nashville
Launched market presence into Dothan, AL
Finalized 5 new partnerships at the finish of 2019 and start of the year
Andrea Metz appointed Chief Growth Officer
Entered Louisville and NW Arkansas markets
Entry into Florida market and continued expansion in Tennessee
Dr. Alan Farrugia appointed 1st CPO
Successfully recover from COVID disruptions in care
50 office milestone reached and surpassed.
Rich Palumbo joins organization as Vice President of Marketing
Becker’s names Marquee a DSO to watch
Create Dentist Advisory Board to reinforce clinical leadership
Expand into the Tampa, Florida market
Surpass 60 offices.
Rapidly expand our multi-specialty strategy through targeted partnerships
Healthcare veteran Kristy Rutherford joins as Chief Financial Officer
Continued expansion into target geographies
Healthcare Industry veteran Patrick Perodin joins Marquee as COO
Our 70th Office Partnership joins the Marquee Family
Marquee Dental Partners believes that Happy and healthy people help others to be happy and healthy. Our Leadership team of Dental Industry veterans manages from this perspective; helping to assure that Marquee Dental Partners teams deliver the best care to their patients and communities.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Travis Phillips
Chief Professional Officer, West
Dr. Allen Myers
Chief Professional Officer, East
Vice President, Operations
Andrew Sipes is Marquee’s operations team Swiss army knife. He has deep experience leading IT functions, process automation, revenue cycle and data analytics teams. He has successfully helped lead two prior private-equity backed organizations to successful recapitalizations. Originally from Chicago, Andrew received his B.A., and graduated Summa Cum Laude from, the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds an Illinois Real Estate Brokers’ License. In his personal time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and children visiting national parks, riding bikes and woodworking.
Vice President of Human Resources
With over 20 years of professional human resources experience, Patricia Platt, Vice President Human Resources, provides specialized counsel and support to leaders and employees alike. Along with a strong business acumen, her comprehensive background in HR management, retention, compensation, policy interpretation, training, and communication cultivates strong and trusting relationships with her colleagues and supports the achievement of an organizations strategic and operational goals.
Senior Director Talent Acquisition
Vince brings a unique combination of experience, passion, creativity and diligence to bear on any business challenge, implementing his consulting and marketing expertise to assist healthcare providers in building talent plans, and finding and hiring the people they need to fuel growth.
He is adept at strategic alliances, sales, marketing, delivering repeatable solutions, and developing pipelines, industry solutions, markets and packaged applications.
Prior to joining Marquee, Vince was Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at CPF, Senior Recruiter at Cushman & Wakefield, Vice President of Talent and Business Development for MK Strategic Resources, and Vice President of Talent Acquisition at R1RCM. He holds a B.S. from Indiana University Bloomington.
Vice President, Controller
Wes Fort has spent the majority of his career within the healthcare finance sector in a myriad of capacities including roles in Financial Reporting, FP&A and M&A Finance. He has assisted in the closure of several large healthcare transactions including the merger of two publicly held healthcare companies with a combined market cap of over $10 billion. Wes graduated Summa Cum Laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Accounting and holds his CPA certification with the state of Tennessee.
Wes lives with his wife, Tara, and two children, Ainsley and Cam, in Springfield, TN. Outside of Marquee, Wes serves as Treasurer for his local youth athletic association of which his children are active participants. He spends his spare time coaching his kids’ athletic teams, playing golf and spending time outdoors.
Vice President, Business Development
In his role as VP of Business Development Carter is dedicated to finding the next great partner to bring into the Marquee family. Often the first impression a doctor may have of Marquee, his primary initiative is to support the company in its acquisition and growth objectives with oversight of integration and onboarding. He believes honesty and integrity are paramount in any great business relationship. Prior to Marquee Carter spent the last fifteen years fine-tuning his expertise in forming healthcare partnerships. Carter has worked at Covenant Physician Partners, CRH Medical Corporation, and AMSURG partnering with and supporting doctors in each role. His broad deal experience includes dental, ophthalmology, anesthesia, gastroenterology, orthopedics, as well as ambulatory surgical center and pathology partnerships. Carter holds a B.S. in International Business from Pepperdine University. When he’s not on the road meeting doctors Carter is spending time with his wife, 2 beautiful children, and German Shepherd, Buddy. He enjoys traveling, supporting all local Nashville sports teams, and a great rye bourbon.