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Our Team

Our team believes that the most important thing anyone can do is improve someone else’s life. That perspective is what drove us to create OrthoFi, and it’s what inspires every member of our team on a daily basis. For patients, we make it easier to receive all the benefits that come with a beautiful smile and a healthy bite – from improved self-confidence to better oral and overall health. For our member-practices, we manage complicated issues like insurance processing and payment management, so they can focus all their energy on providing the very best care to patients. When you choose an OrthoFi practice, you’ve found a provider who understands that excellent care should be available to everyone, and that no patient should ever have to compromise.



Meet The Leadership Team

Minds Behind the OrthoFi Program

At OrthoFi, you won’t find executives in swanky corner offices with personal assistants. You won’t see people managing from the sidelines. We just don’t work that way. Our leaders are invested in our success and committed to our people, and they’re mixed right in with everyone else. The way we see it, that’s better for our team and for the hundreds of thousands of patients who use our platform to get the smiles they’ve always wanted. We’re all in this together…and that’s the way we like it.

Dave Ternan

Chief Executive Officer

“People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

 – Teddy Roosevelt

Dave is a co-founder of OrthoFi and brings a unique blend of startup experience with a broad range of management & strategic consulting for numerous fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining the startup world, Dave spent over 10+ years with Accenture and Slalom Consulting and consulting for PepsiCo, consulting for PepsiCo, General Motors, ... Read more

Dave Ternan, Chief Executive Officer

Dave is a co-founder of OrthoFi and brings a unique blend of startup experience with a broad range of management & strategic consulting for numerous fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining the startup world, Dave spent over 10+ years with Accenture and Slalom Consulting and consulting for PepsiCo, General Motors, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical and Newmont Mining. Dave spent over three years working for prior startups, first with New York Video School as the VP of Technology and Operations and then at Live Smart Solutions as the Program Director responsible for technology and product development. He is passionate about problem-solving, bringing amazing solutions to clients and building great teams. Originally from Michigan, Dave earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is an avid volleyball player, skier, and golfer but spends most of his spare time with his wife and young daughter, Addison.

Education

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Oliver Gelles

Senior Vice President, OrthoSuccess

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

– Yoda

Oliver has more than 20 years in the Orthodontic industry, and is recognized as a strategic brand-building expert. He has contributed to the industry’s adoption of continuing education events and technology innovation for over a decade ... Read more

Oliver Gelles – SVP, OrthoSuccess

Oliver has over 13 years in the Orthodontic industry, and is recognized as a strategic brand-building expert. He has contributed to the industry’s adoption of continuing education events and technology innovation for nearly a decade. Oliver has a passion for the specialty, and has leveraged his zeal for data analytics and his business acumen to educate practices around the world on many of the core concepts that prompted the creation of OrthoFi. He currently resides in Southern California with his family.

Education

Georgetown University

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with focus in International Business

Wendy Glickenhouse

Vice President, Finance

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”

—Michael Phelps

Wendy is responsible for the overall financial strategy, corporate development, and accounting functions to enable OrthoFi’s aggressive growth strategy and meet its client and investor expectations ... Read more

Wendy Glickenhouse – Vice President, Finance

Wendy is responsible for the overall financial strategy, corporate development, and accounting functions to enable OrthoFi’s aggressive growth strategy and meet its client and investor expectations. Wendy is committed to maximizing long-term shareholder value, ensuring a balanced portfolio of growth initiatives, and maintaining a high level of integrity and transparency. Prior to joining OrthoFi, Wendy spent five years at Healthgrades, starting as a FP&A Analyst, working her way up as Vice President of the Finance team. Wendy started her career at Rothschild Investment Bank in NYC, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries. Originally from New York, Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Babson College. Wendy spends her spare time running, hiking, skiing and exploring the world. She also loves volunteering and spent 3 years as a volunteer firefighter in her hometown.

Education

Babson College

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Rachel Kopp

Vice President, People Operations

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

Rachel collaboratively works towards building a team of engaged, passionate people who are driven to make an impact in the OrthoFi Community. Rachel gained a love and passion for the orthodontic industry through the implementation and account management of more than 60 practices as an Ortho Success Manager upon joining the OrthoFi Team in 2014 ... Read more

Rachel Kopp – Vice President, People Operations

Rachel collaboratively works towards building a team of engaged, passionate people who are driven to make an impact in the OrthoFi Community. Rachel gained a love and passion for the orthodontic industry through the implementation and account management of more than 60 practices as an Ortho Success Manager upon joining the OrthoFi Team in 2014. Rachel has spent her career building and motivating teams in dynamic environments through strategic planning, tactical delivery, and a people-first approach. Prior to OrthoFi, she built and grew sales teams in other technology start-ups.  She was an instrumental sales leader during the growth and IPO of Groupon – named as “The Fastest Growing Company Ever” by Forbes in 2010.

Rachel resides in Denver with her husband, Rok, and their daughter where they enjoy being outdoors and exploring Colorado. Rachel’s appreciation for synergy spans across her personal life as well. She is a Certified Sommelier and loves to find the “perfect blend” in a bottle of red, just as she does in a high performing team!

Education

Purdue University

Bachelor of Communications and Psychology

John Truchel

Vice President, Product

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”
-Babe Ruth

John is energized by the passion that OrthoFi customers share with their patients every day and sets the strategy and direction for OrthoFi's portfolio of solutions. Prior to joining OrthoFi, John held product, business and technology leadership positions at IBM, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Vizient (formerly MedAssets ... Read more

John Truchel – Vice President, Product

John is energized by the passion that OrthoFi customers share with their patients every day and sets the strategy and direction for OrthoFi’s portfolio of solutions. Prior to joining OrthoFi, John held product, business and technology leadership positions at IBM, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Vizient (formerly MedAssets). Originally from Pennsylvania, John received his BA from Franklin and Marshall College and his MBA from Temple University, and is a life-long Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan. Still a kid at heart, John enjoys tinkering with the latest gadgets, spending time outdoors, watching cartoons with his sons, and trying not to take himself too seriously.  He and his family are avid volunteers, both in their local community and abroad.  Recent volunteer trips have included the Dominican Republic, Guatemala City, and locally across Colorado’s Front Range helping to restore mountain trails.

Education

Temple University

Master of Business Administration

Steve O'Quin

Vice President, Technology

“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”

– Vince Lombardi

Steve is a technology professional with over 14 years of leading software development teams. At OrthoFi he works collaboratively with the business in building the technical solutions for the product, including leading engineers in building product features and focusing on product performance and stability ... Read more

Steve O’Quin – Vice President, Technology

Steve is a technology professional with over 14 years of leading software development teams. At OrthoFi he works collaboratively with the business in building the technical solutions for the product, including leading engineers in building product features and focusing on product performance and stability. Steve is passionate about solving complex problems and doing so with a collaborative group of motivated teammates. Prior to OrthoFi, Steve has held Software Engineer and Leadership positions within the technology industry, most recently from Healthgrades. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science from Colorado State University – Pueblo. Steve grew up a Colorado native and certainly has an appreciation for the outdoors. He enjoys playing golf and spends the majority of his personal time on his other “job,” which is being a husband and father of three boys.

Education

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Computer Science

Mark Bacino

Director, Sales

“There is no such thing as luck as it is some-thing which simply happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Author Unknown

Mark leads a team focused on sharing the OrthoFi story by helping doctors to think differently about how they can run their practice in today’s competitive climate. He has been in the orthodontic and dental industry for more than 20 years ... Read more

Mark Bacino – Director of Sales

Mark leads a team focused on sharing the OrthoFi story by helping doctors to think differently about how they can run their practice in today’s competitive climate. He has been in the orthodontic and dental industry for more than 20 years. During this time, he has created team strategies, culture, and programs stimulating sales people to perform at high levels. Mark has coached professionals who have gone on to become leaders themselves in various areas of orthodontics and dentistry. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and two children.

Education

Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration