John B. Pinto | Program Moderator

John B. Pinto
John B. Pinto is a nationally-renowned practice management expert. He has a long-standing relationship with Ocular Surgery News as a columnist and business blogger on Since 1979, Pinto’s ophthalmic practice management consulting firm, J. Pinto & Associates, Inc. out of San Diego, California, has been providing strategy, operations and marketing insight to clients worldwide.

Tracy J. Kenniff, MBA, OCS

Tracy J. Kenniff, MBA, OCS
Tracy J. Kenniff, MBA, OCS, is the CEO and practice administrator at Eye and Lasik Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She's helped to overhaul her practice procedures and completely transform its culture. Kenniff will provide attendees with perspective from an administrator's first-hand experience on partnering with private equity and how it impacts your practice and professional life.

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

Richard L. Lindstrom, MD
Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, is the founder and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants in Bloomington, Minnesota. He's one of the most well-known opthalmologists in the world and is internationally recognized for his leadership in corneal, cataract, refractive, glaucoma and laser surgery. Lindstrom will provide attendees with perspective from an ophthalmologist and practice owner's point of view as someone who has partnered with practice investors and knows the ins and outs of the pros vs. cons.

Eric Major

Eric Major
Eric Major is a Vice President at Provident Healthcare Partners, LLC, an investment bank headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He's used his background in financial analysis and investment banking to facilitate private equity transactions across a range of medical practices and other sectors within healthcare services. Major will provide attendees with a perspective from a merger and acquisition advisor and dive deep into details on current/future market trends, positioning a practice for a transaction, and partnership options.

James V. Mazzo

James V. Mazzo
James V. Mazzo is the global president of ophthalmic devices for Carl Zeiss Meditec in Dublin, California. He has more than 35 years in the ophthalmic industry under his belt but has most recently gained experience in his company re-organization and change in leadership to accommodate a product line consolidation and market expansion. Mazzo will provide attendees with perspective on successfully implementing change and growth into the ophthalmic business without losing focus or sacrificing quality.
Guy Adami

Guy Adami – one of the original “Fast Money Five” on CNBC’s Fast Money and Veteran Financial Services Leader

One of the most credible and captivating authorities on the economy today, Guy Adami surveys the U.S. and global economic landscape and shares his expert, no-holds-barred assessment of how market trends will impact your business or industry now, and in the future.

From Goldman Sachs, where he was once head gold trader, to ascending the media elite to become one of the original "Fast Money Five" on CNBC's Fast Money, Guy is the quintessential "Wall Street Warrior," as described by The New York Times. A charismatic media analyst and financial services veteran, he now serves as chief market strategist and director of advisor advocacy for Private Advisor Group, a nationwide network of leading financial advisors.

An independent trader and champion for independent financial advice, Guy has held high-level leadership positions with some of the top financial companies in the world, including CIBC World Markets, AIG International Inc., Drexel Burnham Lambert, and Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 1996 as one of the many proprietary traders within the Fixed Income Currency and Commodity division.

From global trade, job growth, tariffs, and inflation to demographic shifts and technological change, Guy revs up audiences and leaves a lasting impression as he helps them understand how the ever-changing flow of the market impacts their business. One of the most seasoned, trusted, and personable financial analysts in the field, his incisive breakdown of developing economic conditions gives organizations a competitive advantage in the U.S. and global marketplace.


    Clyde F. Bell, CPA
  • Clyde F. Bell, CPA
  • CEO
  • CEI Vision Partners (CVP)
  • Cincinnnati, Ohio
    John P. Berdahl, MD
  • John P. Berdahl, MD
  • Cataract, Refractive, Glaucoma and Corneal Surgeon
  • Vance Thompson Vision
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Jim Boylan
  • Jim Boylan
  • President
  • Head of Investment Banking
  • SVB Leerink
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    Christian A. Cuzick
  • Christian A. Cuzick
  • Vice President and CFO, Vision
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Santa Ana, California
    Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
  • Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD
  • Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
  • New York University Medical Center
  • Trustee
  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Founding Partner
  • Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island
  • New York, New York
    Doug Fisher, MD
  • Doug Fisher, MD
  • Partner
  • InterWest Partners
  • Menlo Park, California
    Collin Hart, MBA
  • Collin Hart, MBA
  • CEO & Managing Director
  • ERE Healthcare Real Estate Advisors
  • Orange County, California
    Chuck Hess
  • Chuck Hess
  • Vice President and General Manager
  • US Surgical
  • Bausch + Lomb
  • St. Louis, Missouri
    Noah Hopping
  • Noah Hopping
  • CEO/Founder
  • FiveSix Healthcare, Inc.
  • Dallas, Texas
    John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS
  • John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS
  • Clinical Instructor
  • University of California
  • Jules Stein Eye Institute
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Private Practice
  • Harvard Eye Associates
  • Laguna Hills, California
    Philip W. Isham, COE, OCS
  • Philip W. Isham, COE, OCS
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Eye Health America
  • Roswell, Georgia
    Brett W. Katzen, MD, FACS
  • Brett W. Katzen, MD, FACS
  • Founder and Principal
  • EyeCare Services Partners
  • Towson, Maryland
    Justin Kuperberg
  • Justin Kuperberg
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Spectrum Vision Partners
  • Garden City, New York
    Shareef Mahdavi
  • Shareef Mahdavi
  • President
  • SM2 Strategic
  • Pleasanton, California
    Jeffrey L. Martin, MD, FACS
  • Jeffrey L. Martin, MD, FACS
  • Co-Founder and President
  • SightMD
  • Smithtown, New York
    Shayan S. Masoudpour
  • Shayan S. Masoudpour
  • Vice President
  • Chicago Pacific Founders
  • Chicago, Illinois
    Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
  • Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS
  • Founder and Medical Director
  • Matossian Eye Associates
  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Temple University
  • School of Medicine
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Pennington, New Jersey
    Matthias Metz, PhD
  • Matthias Metz, PhD
  • President and CEO
  • Zeiss Vision Care
  • Oberkochen, Germany
    James C. Momtaze
  • James C. Momtazee
  • Former Head of Health Care Group at KKR
  • Portola Valley, California
    Chris Moore, MBA
  • Chris Moore, MBA
  • President
  • Century Vision Global
  • Austin, Texas
    Kevin Moore
  • Kevin Moore
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • EyeCare Services Partners (ESP)
  • Dallas, Texas
    Michael B. Rivers, MD
  • Michael B. Rivers, MD
  • Director
  • EMA Ophthalmology
  • Modernizing Medicine
  • Boca Raton, Florida
    John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc, FACS
  • John D. Sheppard, MD, MMSc, FACS
  • President
  • Virginia Eye Consultants
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology
  • Ophthalmology Residency Research
  • Program Director
  • Clinical Director
  • Thomas R. Lee Center for Ocular Pharmacology
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Norfolk, Virginia
    Candace S. Simerson, FASOA, COE, CMPE
  • Candace S. Simerson, FASOA, COE, CMPE
  • iCandy Consulting, LLC
  • Marana, Arizona
    Timothy Sands Thompson
  • Timothy Sands Thompson
  • Partner
  • BDT & Company
  • Chicago, Illinois