Eyemart Express Names Former CVS Health Executive Bill Butler as SVP, Store Operations


DALLAS—Eyemart Express, a leading national value optical retailer, has named Bill Butler as senior vice president of store operations, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Butler will focus on executing the optical retailer’s new-store growth goals, driving customer service and ensuring associate development. He formerly served as vice president, operations at CVS Health, where he oversaw operations in both the West and Midwest regions. Prior to that, he held a variety of roles at Omnicare, Ardent Health Services and Deloitte, according to the announcement.

At Eyemart Express, Butler will work closely with executive and store leadership teams to refine the retailer’s store operations procedures—ensuring the optical retailer’s 203 stores nationwide optimize retail and lab productivity and deliver a world-class customer experience, the announcement noted.

“We are pleased to welcome Bill to our executive team,” Eyemart Express chief executive officer Michael Bender said in the announcement. “His proven track record in operations, along with his team-centric leadership style, aligns with our growth goals and cultural values. He will be a great asset to our team as we continue to provide our customers with access to affordable, high-quality prescription eyewear through our unique and convenient same-day business model.”

Butler said he is “delighted to join the Eyemart Express team as it grows and enhances the customer experience in stores nationwide.”

Eyemart Express, a portfolio company of investment firm FFL Partners, has been serving consumers for more than 29 years and now operates 203 stores in 38 states. It ranked as the No. 11 optical retailer in Vision Monday’s Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers report, with estimated annual sales of $260 million.