VSP Global Appoints Tiffanie Burkhalter President of VSP Ventures

Burkhalter succeeds Steve Baker, who retires after over two decades with VSP Global

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2020 – VSP Global today announced the promotion of Tiffanie Burkhalter as president of VSP Ventures. In this role, Burkhalter will lead the company’s business unit designed to provide care-focused choices for Doctors of Optometry looking to transition their practices. Burkhalter succeeds Steve Baker who is retiring after over 20 years with VSP.

Burkhalter has been with VSP for nearly 10 years and has held senior roles in finance and operations. Most recently she served as the chief operating officer of VSP Ventures. She will report to Michelle Skinner, chief network officer of VSP Global.

“Since the launch of VSP Ventures, Tiffanie has been instrumental in shaping the unique offerings available to private practice doctors. We’re excited to see her lead the team and continue evolving a truly different and highly relevant approach to practice transitions,” said Skinner. “For over twenty years, Steve has been a passionate and impactful leader for the organization, helping guide Eyefinity and VSP Ventures. We thank him for his many contributions and wish him all the best in retirement.”

Prior to joining VSP, Burkhalter held leadership roles at Ernst & Young where she managed a diverse, international client portfolio. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California. Burkhalter was recently recognized as one of Vision Monday’s “Most Influential Women in Optical” in 2020 and “Sacramento’s 40 Under 40” in 2019. She is passionate about giving back to the community and serves on the board of GLAM4GOOD in addition to volunteering with several community-based organizations.

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About VSP Global

VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.




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