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 about 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.
Dr. Andre Jordan
DDS, General Dentist
Dr. Andre Jordan is a native Houstonian and proud of it. Dr. Jordan finished from Debakey High School for Health Professions and gained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from Xavier University of New Orleans, Louisana.
Dr. Jordan attended Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry of Nashville, Tennessee, where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. He has worked in various aspects of dentistry and a strong following in the community, he is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated as well as various dental organizations. Dr. Jordan believes that the dental landscape of the Houston area has become littered with corporate entities that place profit over the care of the patient, and his motto is to “Dare to Disrupt.“