McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Ivan Velazquez and John Harrington as Vice President of Operations for private equity-backed Specialty Dental Brands, a Leon Capital Group portfolio company. Both Ivan and John will oversee the day-to-day operations of a growing number of affiliated dental practices within their regions. They will be responsible for providing operational insight to maximize company performance and execute on the organization’s operational strategy to drive growth.

Most recently, Ivan served as Regional Director of Operations at DaVita. Prior to DaVita, he spent four years at Smile Brands in various operational roles where he had oversight of multisite locations from San Diego to Orange County, CA. He brings strong multisite operations experience in both private equity-backed and public healthcare companies.

John spent nearly a decade at U.S. Renal Care where he started as an Operations Data Analyst and progressed into a Regional Vice President of Operations role. He brings expertise in strategic multisite operations in high-growth business models.

Private equity-backed Specialty Dental Brands is a niche support organization focused exclusively on building a network of specialty dental practices in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, and endodontics.

These executive searches were completed by McDermott + Bull Managing Partner Craig Lipus, Partner Garrett Lipus, Directors Tim Dotson and Brian Selvey, and Research Manager Rachel Terry.