McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Jim Byrd as Vice President of Finance at private equity-backed Smile Brands. Jim will be responsible for driving key finance processes across the business and its operational departments. 

Jim brings strategic finance experience at multisite healthcare businesses, previous private equity experience, and a proven track record driving growth throughout his career. Prior to joining Smile Brands, he was the Senior Director of FP&A at National Spine & Pain Centers where he spent seven years in various finance roles. With his experience leading strategic finance functions, including previous management of financial planning and analysis at a growth-oriented business, he will be a key contributor to Smile Brands’s critical growth phase.

Smile Brands now has 8,200 dedicated team members at over 700 affiliated dental offices. The company provides comprehensive business support services through exclusive, long-term agreements with affiliate dental groups, so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing, and financial aspects of operating a dental practice. Through acquisitions and the opening of new dental offices, Smile Brands has become a dominant player in the dental space with a rapidly growing number of affiliated practices across over 30 states. The company’s primary equity sponsor is Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity investment firm.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chris Bull, Managing Partner Craig Lipus, Partner Garrett Lipus, Director Brian Selvey, and Research Analyst Chase Mitchell.