Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner
Derek Leonard is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Managing Partner at Sapphire Smiles. He is also the Founder, Owner, and President of companies nationwide that provide dental and medical practice solutions. He attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile (USA) and graduated with a degree in Financial Accounting. Leonard worked as an Area Manager with JCPenney at their Accounting Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Then, was promoted to Senior Audit Manager at their Regional Office in Orange County, CA.
Leonard decided to move back to his home town in New Orleans and began working with Orthodontic Center of America (OCA). This Billion Dollar Company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is where he became knowledgeable on how to develop, market and manage medical and dental practices and provide management consulting for health care practitioners. He started his own company and currently works with hundreds of medical and dental offices across the United States. Derek is passionate about his work, but enjoys playing and watching sports and of course, spending time with his family.