Eyecare Services Partners (ESP) has appointed George Neal as chief executive officer, effective March 4. Mr. Neal was previously chief executive officer of Access Dental, a dental services organization that was recently sold by Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, according to a report in VisionMonday. He succeeds former chief executive officer Michael Fricke, who has retired, a spokesman told VMAIL. In addition, ESP has named Aaron Cho—a former colleague of Neal’s—as chief financial officer and Roberto Conte as vice president, operations–east.
These moves were effective March 4 and March 1, respectively. ESP has nearly 100 optometric, ophthalmic and ambulatory surgery center locations under its management services umbrella and partnership arrangements, the spokesman said.