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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 ... Read more

Dave Ternan, Chief Executive Officer

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.


University of Michigan

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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 port-folio 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 ... Read more

John Truchel – Vice President, Product

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.


Temple University

Master of Business Administration

Dan Martella

Vice President, Operations

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-time thing. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

– Vince Lombardi

Dan leads the day-to-day operations of our business, as well as the development and execution of OrthoFi's organizational strategies. Prior to joining OrthoFi, Dan was Vice President of Operations for a local Financial Services company where he launched a new business unit ... Read more

Dan Martella – Vice President, Operations

and oversaw the overall customer experience strategy. Dan has extensive operational experience working with technology, financial services and health care companies.


Missouri State University

Bachelors Degree in Organizational Communications

Oliver Gelles

Senior Vice President, OrthoSuccess

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

– Yoda

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 ... Read more

Oliver Gelles – SVP, OrthoSuccess

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.


Georgetown University

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service with focus in International Business

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 ... Read more

Rachel Kopp – Vice President, People Operations

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!


Purdue University

Bachelor of Communications and Psychology

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 dierently about how they can run their practice in today’s competitive climate. He has been in the orthodontic and dental industry for 18 years. During this time, he has created ... Read more

Mark Bacino – Director of Sales

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.


Louisiana State University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration