Jim McGrann Named Chief Technology Officer of VSP Global; Steve Baker Named President of Eyefinity/OfficeMate
February 02, 2010
Rancho Cordova, Calif., February 2, 2010 – VSP GlobalSM announced today that Eyefinity®/OfficeMate® President Jim McGrann has been named Chief Technology Officer for VSP Global. Steve Baker, Eyefinity/OfficeMate’s current Chief Technology Officer, has been named President of Eyefinity/OfficeMate, succeeding McGrann. Baker will report to McGrann in his new role. Chris Pendergast, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Marchon® Eyewear, and Steve Scott, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of VSP® Vision Care will also report to McGrann.
In addition, Pendergast and Scott will report to Marty Fox, Chief Operating Officer of Marchon Eyewear and Gary Brooks, President of VSP Vision Care, respectively, in support of the information technology requirements of those businesses.
“Both Jim and Steve have provided outstanding leadership in their respective roles at Eyefinity/OfficeMate and I congratulate them on their new positions,” said VSP Global CEO Rob Lynch. “VSP Global and Eyefinity/OfficeMate will continue to benefit from their unique and dynamic leadership abilities.”
McGrann has served as Eyefinity/OfficeMate’s president since Eyefinity and OfficeMate merged following VSP’s acquisition of Marchon Eyewear in August of 2008. Prior to that, McGrann served as both senior vice president and chief information officer at Marchon Eyewear, and CEO of OfficeMate Software Solutions since 1999.
Prior to the merger of Eyefinity and OfficeMate, Baker served as Eyefinity’s president from 2007-2008 and was then named chief technology officer. Baker has served in multiple capacities at Eyefinity since 2000, including business development and information technology.
About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM offers world-class products and services to eyecare professionals, employers, and more than 55 million members through a group of leading companies providing comprehensive eyecare coverage, access to cutting-edge frame styles and brands, design of custom interiors and merchandising systems, innovative e-commerce and practice management solutions, and technologically advanced lab services. With the strength and experience of these companies behind it, VSP Global stands apart and delivers benefits, services, products and solutions that are unparalleled in the world-wide optical industry.
Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 553,000 low-income, uninsured children with free eyecare. Through relationships including those with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America, VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness.
As part of the VSP® family of companies, Eyefinity/OfficeMate is the premier solutions provider serving over 26,000 eyecare professionals with innovative business solutions. Eyefinity/OfficeMate provides Web-based solutions such as frame and lens ordering, claims processing, personalized Web sites with email communication tools, industry webinars and resource guides. Customers throughout the United States and Canada use software solutions including OfficeMate practice management, ReportWRITER patient communications, ExamWRITER electronic medical records and the OfficeMate Enterprise multilocation version.
Eyefinity/OfficeMate has an international presence with its recent acquisition of Monkey Software®, an optical practice management software company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Monkey Software’s industry-leading solution Optomate® serves more than one-third of optometry offices in Australia and New Zealand.