ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, LLC, the leading network of clinically integrated eyecare, and one of the largest provider groups in the U.S., announced yesterday that David A. Clark, who has served as chief executive officer since 2021, has left the organization. Benjamin Breier will serve as interim CEO and the search for a new CEO is in process. Breier is head of U.S. Private Equity Health and Life at Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm.

He was the former CEO of Kindred Healthcare, a publicly traded Fortune 500 company with $8 billion of revenue and 135,000 employees.

In its announcement, the company noted, "During David’s tenure, EyeCare Partners added 38 practices, over 200 doctors and expanded in four new states, bringing its total to over 1,000 providers operating across over 700 locations in 18 states throughout the Midwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest regions. In that time, ECP nearly doubled its revenues and is expected to generate $1.7 billion this year."

A spokesperson told VMAIL, "EyeCare Partners is a national network made up of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists providing services that span the eyecare continuum in 18 states and 30 markets."

 David A. Clark.
George Bernstein, chairman of the board of directors of EyeCare Partners, stated “We want to thank David for all of his contributions and dedication to EyeCare Partners. He has been instrumental in guiding the organization through a significant period of growth and development, and we are grateful for his many contributions.

"As we move into the next stage of our journey, we are searching for a new visionary CEO to maintain the momentum, uphold our core values and drive the organization forward. In the interim, we look forward to working with Benjamin Breier who has extensive health care CEO experience and as a member of our board, has strong relationships with the EyeCare Partners executive team.”

Clark initially joined EyeCare Partners as president in July 2020. Partners Group acquired a majority stake in EyeCare Partners in early 2020, as VMAIL reported in December 2019.

EyeCare Partners reported 2022 calendar year sales of $1,667 billion in VM's most recent Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers Report in June 2023.