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David Willens

Senior Advisor, Healthcare


Mr. Willens is a seasoned chief executive officer, board member and advisor with over 30 years of experience in healthcare, consumer services and product companies, private equity and residential and commercial real estate. He is a strategic innovator who drives results with differentiated approaches and a collaborative leadership style.

Mr. Willens co-founded, and from 2002 to 2013 served as Chief Executive Officer of, Sage Dental Management Services (“Sage”), a leading multi-specialty dental services organization with offices throughout Florida and Georgia. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of Sage, Chairman of the Boards of Smile Management Services (a dental services organization operating as Epic Smiles exclusively providing orthodontic care utilizing clear aligners), Simply Keto Nutrition (an innovative ketogenic foods and supplement manufacturer) and AW Property Funds (private equity fund invested in on-campus, medical office properties), and a board member and advisor of Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers (a national organization of ambulatory surgery centers providing pediatric dental care), On-Site Dental (the leading national workplace dental services organization) and Allied Dental Holdings (a multi-specialty dental services organization with offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania). He previously has held senior executive positions at Dental Care Alliance, InterDent and Universal Standard Medical Laboratories.

David began his career as a corporate lawyer in the venture capital/private equity group at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. He holds a B.A. in Finance from Michigan State University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.