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FREE Virtual | Private Equity and What It Means to Optometry ( 1 hr CE + 1hr RoundTable Discussion)
COPE ID: 60334-PM
CE Hours: 1
Course Title: Is Private Equity Right For You?
Instructor: Benjamin Chudner, O.D

In the first event of its kind, some of the optometric industry's best minds involved in private equity talk about the pros and cons of PE, how it has and will change the landscape of optometry, and what the implications of these changes will have on the profession.

Hour 1 (CE) : Review several private equity groups, how optometric practices are valued, and what you can expect from the beginning of the process through the close of the sale.

Hour 2 (Roundtable Discussion): Private Equity - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - CFP Natalie Hayes, who frequently deals with large PE deals will run a roundtable with some of the biggest names in the PE field, including associated lawyers that have run deals and doctors that have been bought out.

ODs on Finance Member Rate: FREE

This event was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant

May 29, 2022 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Benjamin S. Chudner, OD, FAAO
Chief Medical Officer @Acuity Eyecare Group
Dr. Chudner is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. Shortly after graduation, he acquired an independent optometry practice in Bremerton, Washingon. Dr. Chudner was able to build a highly successful practice and team and ultimately sold the business 10 years later. Since that time, Dr. Chudner has spent more than a decade in leadership roles at Bausch + Lomb and Luxottica Retail, where he most recently served as the senior clinical director for North America. Dr. Chudner is an accomplished lecturer and trainer and an active member of several industry organizations, including the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Optometry, and the New York State Optometric Association.
Natalie Hayes Schmook
CEO | CFP @Hayes Wealth Advisors
Natalie Hayes Schmook grew up with a broad exposure to the unique challenges and opportunities experienced by optometrists. The daughter of Jerry Hayes, OD she worked at E-dr. during its start up years and later served on the Advisory Board of HMI Buying Group and Red Tray. Her brother, Nathan Hayes, is a well known Optometric Consultant with IDOC™and served at Prima Eye Group in the same capacity. Natalie is now combining her lifelong knowledge of optometry with her advanced training as a Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Valuation Analyst™ to offer a comprehensive Financial Planning, Practice Valuation and Investment Management service for practice owners, employed optometrists and their families.