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Top-Notch Executive Board Selected for Ophthalmology Start-Up

iOR Partners sets its sights on fast growth with an elite Board of Directors.

Kansas City, MO, June, 16, 2020: iOR Partners announces that James Williams, Dave Goebel, and Cook Jordan join the iOR Board of Directors. As an emerging company looking to evolve the future of cataract surgery, iOR Partners has onboarded a team of experts to help pave the way for fast growth.

James Williams is a start-up, turnaround and high-growth expert for multi-site, national medical facilities. Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Stella Center, a medical center providing transformative treatment for PTSD, he brings 20 years of experience leading innovations in specialty-specific healthcare at a national level.

“Office-based surgery suites are to ASCs as ASCs were once to inpatient surgery – a setting that offers the same or better safety and quality but at a lower cost and greater convenience for the patient. As many specialties have successfully made this shift, iOR has led ophthalmology to this new site of service with a full turnkey approach. With more than six million cataract surgeries expected to be performed in the U.S. alone by 2030, iOR will have a profoundly positive impact on patients, payors and ophthalmologists,” says Williams.

Dave Goebel is a Partner at Merryck & Co. where he has mentored CEOs and emerging C-suite executives. As a board member of Jack in the Box and Children’s Mercy and former CEO of Applebee’s, he brings more than 35 years of leadership experience orchestrating successful growth strategies with fast-paced organizations.

“The Mission, the Vision and the quality of the leadership team is what attracted me to iOR partners. Office-based surgery in ophthalmology is a game changer for the industry and, most importantly, for the patient… safe, comfortable, simple, efficient and best-in-class. I am honored to join the team,” states Goebel.

Cook Jordan is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Jordan Knauff & Company, providing investment banking services to Middle-Market companies. He has extensive experience financing to high growth companies, has served as a board member of many public and private companies and has been awarded Leading Advisor of the Year by ACQ Magazine for five consecutive years.

“I am pleased to join a very competent Board of Directors at iOR Partners. The company is undertaking pioneer activity in ophthalmic surgery and it is both exciting and challenging to work with a topnotch management team to accomplish the company’s business plan,” says Jordan.

Williams, Goebel and Jordan bring a diverse set of skills that can help propel iOR Partners towards exponential growth. “Jim has been successful in launching and scaling specialty-specific medical concepts across the country. Dave has a true passion for working with leaders and helping them turn insight into action. And Cook played an integral role in the success of our fundraising activities and brings significant expertise to our company from the investment community. We are excited to have them on our board,” says Daniel Durrie, MD., Chairman of the Board at iOR Partners.

About iOR Partners: iOR Partners, LLC is paving the way for the future of cataract surgery with innovative, office-based surgery suites that are unique and separate from the traditional ASC. iOR surgical suites provide cataract surgeons the ability to offer more personalized care in a safe and comfortable surgical environment. Their turnkey solution includes assistance with space build-out, acquiring surgical equipment, staff training, insurance contracting and accreditation and compliance services.  iOR Partners is the only company dedicated to office-based surgery suites and has established more than 100 office-based suites nationwide.MEDIA CONTACT:
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