About Us

Our Story

We’ve been changing the DSO landscape since 2015.


  • 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

Early 2020

  • 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

Later 2020

  • Entry into Florida market and continued expansion in Tennessee
  • Dr. Alan Farrugia appointed 1st CPO


  • Becker’s names Marquee a DSO to watch
  • Successfully recover from COVID disruptions in care
  • 50 office milestone reached and surpassed.
  • 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
  • Andrew Sipes joins Marquee as Chief Administrative Officer


  • Continued expansion into target geographies
  • Healthcare Industry veteran Patrick Perodin joins Marquee as COO
  • Our 80th 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.

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Fred Ward

Chief Executive Officer

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Kristy Rutherford

Chief Financial Officer

Dr Travis Phillips

Dr. Travis Phillips

Chief Professional Officer, West

Dr. Allen Myers

Dr. Allen Myers

Chief Professional Officer, East