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EyeSouth Partners Taps Industry Veteran Kenneth Zongor as Chief Financial Officer and Names Jason Shafer as Chief Development Officer

 

EyeSouth Partners Taps Industry Veteran Kenneth Zongor as Chief Financial Officer and Names Jason Shafer as Chief Development Officer

 

 New CFO brings more than two decades of financial and accounting leadership to EyeSouth’s continued focus on growth and quality of care

 

ATLANTA, June 15, 2021 – EyeSouth Partners, an eye care-focused management services organization and leading provider of medical and surgical eye care services, today announced the addition of industry veteran Kenneth Zongor as Chief Financial Officer. Zongor succeeds Jason Shafer, who has taken on the newly created role of Chief Development Officer.

“Kenneth brings tremendous depth and breadth of industry-specific experience to EyeSouth at a critical inflection point in the organization’s growth,” said CEO Rex Adams. “In just the last few years, EyeSouth has grown from one affiliated practice to 25, and Kenneth’s experience leading large-scale medical-practice management organizations will be instrumental in our continued expansion and parallel focus on high-quality patient care and service. In addition, Jason Shafer’s nearly 20 years of business development experience and knowledge of how EyeSouth helps affiliated practices grow will be incredibly valuable in EyeSouth’s newly created role of Chief Development Officer.”

Backed by Shore Capital Partners, EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of over 200 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at approximately 115 locations, including 13 surgery centers, throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama.

Zongor spent the past decade in financial leadership roles at Envision Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest medical groups, and Amsurg, a national network of specialty surgery centers, including ophthalmology, now owned by Envision. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer (2017-2021) and Vice President of Financial Reporting (2010-2017) at Envision. During his time at Envision, Zongor was instrumental in multiple pivotal transactions, including Envision’s privatization, the merger between Amsurg and Envision and several other acquisitions and divestitures, public equity offerings and debt refinancings.

Shafer, in his new role as Chief Development Officer, will be instrumental in the company’s continued growth as well, applying his more than two decades’ experience of M&A and principal investment responsibilities in investment banking and private equity.

About EyeSouth Partners

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, EyeSouth Partners (“EyeSouth”) is an eye care management services organization committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eye care services throughout the U.S. EyeSouth’s partner practices’ clinical mission is to provide high quality medical and surgical specialty eye care. EyeSouth supports its affiliated practices and physician partners with strategic guidance, administrative resources, operating expertise, and capital with an absolute focus on clinical quality and a patient-first culture. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of over 200 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at approximately 115 locations throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama. EyeSouth is backed by Shore Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. For more information about EyeSouth Partners, please visit www.eyesouthpartners.com.

 

About Shore Capital Partners

Shore Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on microcap investments within the Healthcare, Food and Beverage, Real Estate, and Business Services industries. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value for shareholders. Shore targets investments in proven, successful private companies with superior management teams, stable cash flow, and significant growth potential, including organic growth and growth through industry consolidation. Shore has $1.2 billion of equity capital under management through various investment vehicles. For more information, please visit www.shorecp.com.

 

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Kriste Goad

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EyeSouth Business Development Contact

Jason Shafer

Chief Development Officer

EyeSouth Partners

[email protected]