A West Central Florida vision care organization appoints executive leader for all optical retail operations
Tampa, Florida (May 27, 2021) – The newly formed managed services organization, Clear Sight Partners (“CSP”), which is now one of the largest vertically integrated vision care providers in the West and Central Florida area, recently appointed Tina Farrell to the executive management team as the Vice President of Optical Retail Operations. This announcement comes only five months after private equity firm Spanos Barber Jesse & Co (“SBJ”) announced it had completed the partnership between five existing vision care practices with 16 locations, some operating in the area for more than 35 years.
Farrell served in one of those practices, Opti-Mart, for more than 14 years, 10 of which were as vice president for all 9 locations spread across 5 counties in the Bay area. She started her career as an optician for a medical optometry office more than 33 years ago.
“Tina has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to both optical retail operations and leadership,” states Brian Hauser, chief executive officer for CSP. “Her history building relationships with our team members, opticians, physicians, manufacturers and other valuable partners sets her up for tremendous success as she works to integrate and grow our optical retail side of the business.”
Since taking on her new role, Farrell and her team have increased optical retail sales by 23% over 2019.
Farrell joins a seasoned executive management team that Hauser has built over the past few months. Together, they will integrate the 5 brands to ensure a positive and seamless experience across an entire spectrum of vision health solutions, from eyecare to eyewear, including ophthalmology, optometry, optical procedures and related surgeries.
About Spanos Barber Jesse & Co.
Spanos Barber Jesse & Co. manages over $300 million of committed capital from offices in the San Francisco Bay Area. SBJ invests in lower middle-market consumer, business services, and healthcare services companies. Founded by a team of professionals with over 75 years of experience growing companies as investors, executives, and advisors, SBJ draws on extensive operating experience and domain expertise to support the strategic goals of founder and family-owned companies. For more information, please visit WWW.SBJCAP.COM.