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EyeCare Partners Names Mark Barron Chief Growth Officer

EyeCare Partners Names Mark Barron Chief Growth Officer

Role Will Focus on Comprehensive Strategies to Expand Patient Base and Support Exceptional Patient Experience

ST. LOUIS – April 11, 2024 – EyeCare Partners, the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care, announced today Mark Barron has been named Chief Growth Officer. He will focus on developing and executing comprehensive strategies to expand the company’s patient base, optimize existing and identify new revenue opportunities and support care teams in the continual delivery of an exceptional patient experience.

Mark will lead teams across the company’s Growth organization: Marketing, Managed Care, Credentialing, the Patient Engagement Center and Business Development.

“The role of a Chief Growth Officer will leverage a more comprehensive approach to reach our next level of expansion and sustainable growth, uniting like growth and growth operations departments to build greater alignment and focus,” said Chris Throckmorton, Chief Executive Officer. “Since joining EyeCare Partners in its formative years, Mark has supported the company’s transformation from a high-reputation regional player into a national industry leader. We look forward to Mark’s continued leadership in his new role.”

“There is a substantial benefit in bringing together complementary growth departments under one umbrella, particularly in a business and macroenvironment where rate of change is accelerating as is complexity. Our ability to effectively allocate resources more quickly and with higher precision will be critical to our success,” said Barron. “I am thrilled to partner with my expanded team to deliver on our strategic growth objectives.”

Most recently, Barron was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Doctor Partnerships, and in that capacity led inorganic and non-core growth strategies across the enterprise.

Before EyeCare Partners, Barron was an investment professional at The Riverside Company, a leading middle market private equity firm with $14 billion in assets under management, focused on acquiring and growing businesses in health care, industrial, consumer and technology industries. He also worked as an investment banker at Harris Williams in the U.S. and UK. Barron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and economics from the University of Dayton.

About EyeCare Partners

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 700 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide services that span the eye care continuum in 18 states and 30 markets. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Media Contact:
Rhonda Sciarra
Senior Director, Corporate Communications, EyeCare Partners