Jim McGrann, CEO of VSP Global, has a laser-sharp focus on reimagining eyewear and eye care. Here’s where you’ll find his insights, lessons, and thoughts on VSP, leadership, and beyond.
Thanksgiving is a time to acknowledge the blessings in our lives. It is a time to say thanks for all of the opportunities we have been given and the people in our lives. Here are a few of the things I am grateful this year.
I recently finished a 71.5 mile hike along the Camino de Santiago in Spain with my good friend Bill Barkeley. We hiked over 14 miles each day – uphill, downhill and at times, in pouring rain. The physical demands were undeniably harder than I anticipated and the most enjoyable part was the time I spent with fellow VSP employees.
As I write this blog, I’m on my way to Sarria, a small town in northwestern Spain, to meet up with Bill Barkeley for the final week of his hike along the Camino de Santiago.
Last month, on the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, I had the pleasure of introducing VSP Global employees to my good friend and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Mike (aka Mass) and I met 36 years ago during freshman orientation at Columbia University.
This summer, I have three books that I am reading for the first time or re-reading. As you’ll see, they are not typical summer getaway reads, and coincidentally, they all have technology or science as their foundation.
I met Bill Barkeley, the deaf-blind adventurer, by chance.
During my career, I have learned a lot from mentors and bosses who have given me great advice and shaped my development. But being a dad has had a tremendous impact on my leadership skills.
When I took over as CEO of VSP Global, the company had just turned 60. VSP had kept up with a tremendous amount of change over the decades. Economies evolve. Technology disrupts, and in some cases, companies can’t keep up and fade into the background. ...
Lately, one million has been the number on everyone’s mind here at VSP Global. We announced reaching our first millionth milestone last month, and now have our eyes set on a new goal: providing access to eye care to one million more people in need by ...
I’m excited to announce that VSP Global is continuing our investment in the future of healthcare technology by partnering with eye care technology startup, Vizzario, Inc. Vizzario is an innovative company developing technologies to support eye care. ...