LeadershipWellfit is revolutionizing the way that dentists do business by leveraging technology to solve the biggest pain points to case acceptance. Our leadership team is committed to supplying the dental care industry with the most advanced, innovative, and results-oriented patient financing technology available. Each member of the team brings the unparalleled insights and deep market expertise needed to solve one of dentistry’s greatest business challenges. Our strong executive team requires the best of themselves and their teams every day.
Mr. Collins has held several business leadership positions including Chairman and CEO of Network Communications Inc., which owned and operated ApartmentFinder.com and was acquired by the CoStar Group to help create the industry’s leading online apartment listing portal. He served as President of Summit Acceptance, a national consumer finance company which under his leadership experienced several years of hyper-growth and was acquired by CapitalOne Financial. Mr. Collins has held a variety of other positions including running the digital e-learning company Aegis Learning Group, marketing management roles with Nestlé SA, and sales management roles with the E&J Gallo Winery, the world’s largest wine company. Mr. Collins currently serves as Chairman of the Board for International Oncology Fulton Collins Care.
Ms. Cutler has more than15 years experience in the dental industry including key leadership roles with Pacific Dental Services (PDS). Ms. Cutler has led operations, enterprise applications, change management, and business development. Her previous experience includes management roles with Enterprise Holdings and Panasonic. She was specifically chosen to be one of the first employees of Wellfit by the Board Chairman.
Ms. Franko is an accomplished healthcare executive with more than 20 years of marketing, executive counsel, brand management, media relations, and investor relations experience in publicly traded and privately held companies. She brings a unique blend of experience that spans multiple healthcare sectors including hospital, payor, pharmaceutical, dental, and niche medical services.
Mr. Lukken has held senior technology positions for several financial service organizations including Bank of America, Fiserv, Cottonwood Financial, and Summit Acceptance which was acquired by Capital One Financial. While at Summit (CapitalOne Auto) he served as ClO, building and managing an IT organization of project managers, business analysts, software developers, database architects, and network administrators to support the processing of over 10,000 new applicants and 1000+ new accounts daily.
Ms. Song has held leadership roles in finance and accounting in Fortune 100 companies including UnitedHealth Group and Toshiba. Ms. Song started her career at Arthur Andersen, LLP and has deep experience in operational accounting, strategic financial planning and forecasting, as well as significant work on mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. McDonough served as general counsel with several multi-million dollar technology companies including 12 years at CompuCom Systems, Inc. where he was General Counsel and led the legal department in all matters including mergers and acquisitions, complex product and service agreements, human resources, litigation and dispute, and international business.
Mr. Ams has worked in data analysis, risk modeling, and operations management roles for several Fortune 100 companies including Citibank, Bank One and CapitalOne. Mr. Ams, a demonstrated leader in the consumer financial services and ecommerce industries, has deep experience in credit risk, statistical modeling, business analytics and operational efficiencies for call centers as well as managing customer support teams.
Board of Directors
Steve Thorne, IV, BA, MBA
Board ChairmanMr. Thorne is the founder and CEO of Pacific Dental Services (PDS), one of the largest dental support organizations (DSO) in the United States. Under Mr. Thorne’s leadership, PDS has established itself as a national leader on the oral-systemic link, working diligently to highlight the growing need for dental and medical healthcare providers to better collaborate to ensure better systemic health outcomes for patients. Mr. Thorne is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he helps drive their ambitious agenda to integrate oral health and medicine. Mr. Thorne was notably instrumental in forming the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) where he served as. the founding President for the first three years.
Board Vice-ChairmanMr. Beck is CEO of Gloo, a technology company focused on powering churches and people to connect with each other. His executive experience includes Vice Chairman and COO of Blockbuster Entertainment Corp; Chairman and CEO of Boston Market; Founder and Chairman of Einstein/Noah Corp. Bagels; founding investor and board member of Ancestry.com. Mr. Beck has served in leadership roles for many other notable companies and has an impressive record of growing and scaling businesses. In addition, Mr. Beck has served as a partner and investor in over 50 venture technology companies and is Vice Chairman on the Pacific Dental Services (PDS) Board.
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