Founder – Chad Fleming, OD, FAAO
Dr. Fleming is a private practice optometrist and business owner in Wichita,KS. He is responsible for the clinical care and running of the business, including, but not limited to clinical practice, staff management, business IT manager, website developer and maintainer, and equal partner.
Along with private group practice, Dr. Fleming is the Business & Career Coach for AOAExcel. He assists optometrists in the buying and selling of optometry practices, coaches ODs through the transition process from associate to partner, and speaks on topics of practice transitioning, staff management, student to OD transitioning, and business strategies for practice growth.
Dr. Fleming can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deborah Mitchell is a practicing attorney who received both her juris doctorate and MBA at the University of Kansas in 1994. She practices at the law firm of Woodard, Hernandez, Roth, and Day, where she specializes in contract work in forming corporations, real estate transitions, practice purchase and sales, and employment law. She also works in defending doctors in medical malpractice claims. Her association with OptometryCEO is through the work she does on contract negotiations, contract law, and lease agreements. She is also adjunct faculty at both the University of Phoenix and Baker University where she teaches business law, human resources management, and business management.
Deborah Mitchell can be contacted at email@example.com
Steve has held accounting positions with some of the most prestigious accounting firms in the State of Kansas for over 35 years. Steve is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant with the Kansas Board of Accountancy. A member of professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Kansas Society of CPA’s, the National Society of Accountants, and the Estate Planning Council of Wichita. His association with OptometryCEO is through the work he has done in providing tax advise and services to optometrists for buying and selling a practice, financial management within the practice, and tax related issues of partner buy-ins.
Steve can be contacted at Criser | Gough | Parrish, LLC.
Practice Transition Attorney – Gary Baumwoll, JD
Gary is an attorney and consultant that has focused his practice on the legal issues surrounding the practice of medicine and dentistry since he began his law career. He specializes in medical and dental practice transitions, partnership agreements, office leases, employment and independent contractor agreements and corporate formation. His wife Heather Baumwoll, D.M.D. is an orthodontist, which provides him with unique insight into the specific issues that face doctors. He is a 2002 graduate of Princeton University and a 2007 graduate of Rutgers School of Law
Gary can be contacted at Baumwoll Law.