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Aspen Dental Management, Inc. Announces Abhinav Shukla as Chief Operating Officer

April 8, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2019--Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI), one of the largest and fastest-growing dental support organizations (DSO) in the U.S., announced today that Abhinav Shukla is joining the company as chief operating officer (COO).

Shukla joins ADMI from True Value Company, an iconic brand in hardware retail, where he most recently served as COO and was responsible for merchandising, pricing, and integrated global supply chain management. He also oversaw True Value’s paint manufacturing division and its proprietary brands and True Value’s omni-channel offerings. During his tenure at True Value, he led large, multi-location teams of almost 2,000 associates who served more than 4,400 retailer locations in 60 countries.

“Healthcare delivery continues to evolve as consumers demand more flexibility and choice, and we’re thrilled to welcome to our leadership team someone who has a proven track record of creating value for branded consumer and large-scale service businesses,” said Bob Fontana, chairman and CEO of ADMI. “I’ve been impressed by the expertise and perspective that Abhinav brings to the table, and can’t wait to see the impact he’ll have on the Aspen Dental brand.”

Added Shukla, “I’m excited to bring my experience in building and leading teams in retail and consumer focused businesses to the dentists who own and operate Aspen Dental branded practices. The teams I have led in the past created competitive advantages through exceptional customer service and growth through scale up of capabilities. I look forward to helping to cement Aspen Dental’s leadership position and support its continued growth and expansion.”

Prior to True Value, Shukla was a consultant for global consulting firm AlixPartners, where he led strategic and operational transformation initiatives at several Fortune 500 companies focused on growth, profitability and higher shareholder returns. He was the co-founder / CEO of AlphaHarvest Capital, a New York-based investment management firm, and served as a Principal at Druker Capital. Shukla began his career with international roles at Global 500 companies followed by consulting stints at McKinsey & Co. and The Boston Consulting Group.

Shukla is a CFA Charterholder, and has a master’s degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. Over the past ten years he has served on the Board of Directors of several national nonprofits and industry associations and spoken at leading industry events and conferences as a speaker, moderator and keynote panelist.

About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers so that patients can get the care they need today. With more than 750 offices in 39 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for nearly 1.8 million patients in 2018. For additional information about Aspen Dental or to find an Aspen Dental office, please visit  www.aspendental.com.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers they’ve always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.

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Kasey Pickett

Sr. Director, Communications, ADMI




SOURCE: Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

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