Kyle Bohannon Named President and CEO of American Vision Partners

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Kyle A. Bohannon.

PHOENIX, Ariz.—H.I.G. Capital-backed American Vision Partners, the ophthalmic management company founded in April of this year with the affiliation of Arizona’s Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern Eye Center, two leading ophthalmology companies, has named Kyle A. Bohannon to lead the business as president and CEO, with a focus on accelerating growth of the American Vision Partners platform.

As VMail previously reported, H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $23 billion of equity capital under management, entered into a strategic transaction with the two practices, which provide services throughout the Southwest. Together, Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern operate more than 40 eye care centers in Arizona and New Mexico, including 23 ambulatory surgical centers.

Bohannon previously served as president and CEO of FastMed Urgent Care where, under his leadership, the company expanded from nine to more than 110 clinics in six years. He brings significant experience in building large and scalable healthcare platforms, delivering sustainable growth and working with investors throughout the healthcare industry, American Vision Partners said.

Bohannon will be supported by COO Shane Armstrong, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Rabinowitz and CFO Darren Wight, all of whom have previously served at Barnet Dulaney Perkins or Southwestern in various leadership capacities. Together, the management team has over 60 years of experience building scalable healthcare platforms. Dr. Lothaire Bluth, the founder of Southwestern, was appointed the chairman of the board, and Mark Rosenberg, the former CEO of Barnet Dulaney Perkins, was appointed as vice chairman.

Bohannon commented, “American Vision Partners was borne out of a collective goal to become the leader in the ophthalmology industry, and we are proud to have launched with such established brands. Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern are synonymous with quality ophthalmic care. We will continue to enhance the quality of care provided at all of our centers and share the best practices of these two great organizations. Our goal is to maximize our shared opportunities to build a platform that can grow aggressively, while adding new services, exceptional providers and convenient locations. By executing on a very disciplined growth strategy, we will bring our outstanding patient service and exceptional medical outcomes to more patients who need our care nationwide.”

The Company plans to invest in talent to promote organic growth, open new facilities and make strategic acquisitions to grow the American Vision Partners footprint. The goal is to create a scalable platform, allowing additional practices to fit seamlessly into the foundation of Barnet Dulaney Perkins and Southwestern.