Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner
Derek Leonard is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Partner at Sapphire Smiles. He is also the Founder, Owner, and PresDeepit Anandident 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.
CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
Deepit brings a wealth of experience running a successful Dental Partnership Organization (DPO) covering full spectrum of filing insurance claims, dental supplies, labs, payroll, bookkeeping, 401k setups, digital marketing, website, SEO, PPC etc. His expertise is built on the consolidation theme in healthcare space, picking dental offices at right EBITDA, hub spoke model of 4-5 offices in 20 miles radius, spread out in different states, bring in operational efficiencies, increase revenue and net profitability in each location, package them together and let PE firms already in his connections to buy out the complete portfolio in 8X EBITDA or higher in relatively short timeframe. Mr Anand has structured deals with and has access to $4 Billion AUM Venture Capital and Private Equity firms.
Dr. Andre Jordan, DDS
Chief Dental Officer
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.“