Business Development

Our experienced Business Development team brings a diverse background in building healthcare and dental organizations from the ground up.

Scott Wells

Chief Development Officer

Scott has over 20 years of leadership experience and has spent the last 15 years helping grow healthcare organizations. Prior to joining Star Dental Partners, Scott led development at U.S. Dermatology Partners and helped grow the company to the largest physician dermatology group in the U.S. He also helped grow Coordinated Home Health Care and advised on numerous M&A transactions while at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Scott has worked with numerous private equity firms, over 400 physicians, and with companies with annual revenue of over $250 million. He served in the U.S. Army, including a deployment to Iraq, graduated from Southern Methodist University, and received his MBA from Columbia Business School. Scott and his wife live in Dallas, enjoy traveling, cooking, and spending time with their friends and family.

Jeff Bryant

Vice President, Business Development

Jeff has over 12 years of Texas small business building and investing experience, including with both privately held companies and publicly listed companies. Most recently Jeff worked as Director of Business Development at two different Texas based dental support organizations building and maintaining relationships to numerous practice owners. Previously, Jeff helped start and grow a Texas-based investment firm focused on investing in public companies. Jeff began his career working at a number of investment banks publishing equity research on publicly traded companies and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Economics.

Todd Wilson

Director of Business Development

Todd has over 30 years of Texas dental industry experience. Todd previously worked at Henry Schein where he helped his Texas customers with everything from providing supplies and equipment, to working as a consultant to help dentists manage expenses and overhead spending. Todd has enjoyed building and maintaining strong relationships within the dental community for decades. He graduated from Baylor University with a BBA. Todd has been married for almost 20 years with three kids, and he enjoys all types of outdoor sports and maintaining and working on his home.

Lindsay Kesselman

Director of Business Development

Lindsay has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, and business development, with more than 10 years in dental and several years M&A. Lindsay has worked at several global dental manufacturing companies and earned success as a consistent top performer. She has built valuable relationships and consulted with numerous dentists on clinical treatment and practice growth initiatives. Lindsay received her MBA from the University of Miami Herbert Business School, as well as her undergraduate degree in business marketing from the University of Miami.

Jose D. Ortiz

Director of Business Development

Former advisor to fortune 500 companies in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device industries, Jose has successfully lead transformative Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) as well as Joint Venture (JV) projects. Prior to M&A, Jose held leadership roles in commercial banking (with BB&T and Georgia Banking Company), providing project financing and guidance to both business owners as well as operators. He received an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and an undergraduate business degree from Guilford College. Jose lives in Atlanta, Georgia where he enjoys competing in local tennis leagues and staying active outdoors.

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