JUSTIN JORY - FOUNDER & CEO
Justin Jory oversees all aspects of the operations of Light Wave Dental. After spending a decade investing in high-growth companies on behalf of investment firms (Mercato Partners, Leucadia, and Bank of America), Justin founded Light Wave to solve the problems surfacing in the dental industry. Justin considers himself blessed to be working with some of the most successful dentists and dental offices in Virginia. Justin obtained a JD/MBA and a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University where he also played tight end for the football team. In his free time, Justin is busy helping his wife wrangle their five children: four rough and tumble boys and one spoiled princess.
DAVID WURTZBACHER - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
David Wurtzbacher is responsible for financial strategy and acquisitions at Light Wave Dental. He spent the early years of his career at J.P. Morgan in New York, identifying, researching and executing investments for its Asset & Wealth Management division, including several years working directly for the Chief Investment Officer. David earned an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS in Finance, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University. David is from Denver and tries to get outdoors as much as possible, especially to ski or hike. His wife is a Virginia native and the two of them enjoy exploring all that the state has to offer.
STEVE DEVORE - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Steve DeVore is joining Light Wave Dental as the Chief Operating Officer beginning in August 2018. He previously was the Vice President of Operations for National Veterinary Associates with direct responsibility for a $300mm P&L with 170 clinics across the Eastern United States. Prior to NVA, Steve was a Division Vice President for DaVita managing 54 dialysis clinics in Maryland. Steve earned a degree in Business Management from Washington College and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. Steve was the Captain of his college basketball team and is married with two children.
DAVID DEMRES - VP OF NEW MARKETS
David Demres is responsible for the development of new markets at Light Wave Dental. Previously, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group and for Yale University on projects such as launching a new liberal arts college in Singapore and turning around business operations in an entrepreneurial role. Academically, David earned an MBA from Stanford, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard, and a BA from Yale University. Outside of the office, David is a fitness enthusiast, and spends his time cycling, swimming, running, rowing, and exploring the outdoors.
PAULINE GRABOWSKI- OPERATIONS, HAMPTON ROADS
Pauline Grabowski oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hampton Roads region of Light Wave Dental. After spending two decades helping dentists through ownership transitions and helping them improve their practices, Pauline joined forces with Light Wave Dental. Pauline provides motivation and direction to dental practices to achieve optimum success. Her dedication and passion for the profession of dentistry is shared every day with our team and patient's smiles. In her free time, Pauline enjoys spending time with her husband, Randy and daughter, Ashley.
DEB STARK - OPERATIONS, NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Deb Stark oversees the day-to-day operations of the Northern Virginia region of Light Wave Dental. After starting as an oral surgery assistant and then moving to office manager, Deb has spent over two decades building great dental practices in Northern Virginia. Prior to joining Light Wave Dental, Deb spent five years as a Practice Administrator for Heartland Dental managing multiple locations in Northern Virginia. When not at work, Deb enjoys spending time with her daughter, doing home improvement projects, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Northern Virginia.
NANCY BHATTI - CONTROLLER
Nancy Bhatti oversees the accounting and treasury functions of Light Wave Dental. Prior to Light Wave, Nancy spent 18 years as the Controller for M.I.C. Industries, Inc., a mobile factory manufacturer, before deciding to bring her accounting expertise to the dental industry. Nancy graduated with an MBA and a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Strayer University. Outside of work, Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and is a famous party planner.
VICKY CUSATI - SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT
Vicky joined the Light Wave Dental Accounting Department in June of 2018. She studied Accounting at Bryant College and Rutgers University. Vicky was self employed with a bookkeeping service for several years and has over 25 years of accounting experience, primarily in the medical, construction and manufacturing industry. She was also recognized as Employee of the Year while working for CPT New Jersey. Vicky is married with four children and four grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, skiing and reading.
KEVIN WHELAN - MARKETING, IT & ANALYTICS
Kevin Whelan oversees the marketing, technology, and data analytics activities at Light Wave Dental. Most recently, Kevin served as the Chief Operating Officer for Health Plus Management, which manages all non-medical functions for physiatry, pain management, and physical therapy offices throughout the New York metro area. His experiences span online advertising, digital media, and technology, which leadership roles at Business Engine Software and Accenture. Kevin earned his MBA from Northwestern University and his BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. Outside of Light Wave, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Tracy and playing ball with his son Parker.
JEN PORTER - DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Jen Porter is focused on building strong, effective and healthy teams across Light Wave Dental through recruiting and retaining the best talent, empowering people through training and coaching, and ensuring that our culture is one where everyone can thrive. Jen has more than 15 years of experience helping leaders and organizations deliver exceptional results through people. She has worked for domestic and international companies and NGOs, spanning across the technology, financial services, global health and human rights sectors. Jen has a passion for helping people thrive and become their very best in all they do. Outside of work, Jen loves hiking, rock climbing, exploring new places and cultures, writing and spending time with her husband and community.
Krystal Flowers - Executive Assistant to the CEO & CFO
Krystal is a California native with over 20 years experience as an Administrative Professional. She has worked with 2 prominent law firms in the DC Metro area and has a background in Business & Office Management, Contract Administration, Human Resources and Accounting. She is also a meticulous event planner. Krystal loves being part of the Light Wave Dental team and is passionate about accomplishing goals. When not at work, she can be found in the gym, outdoors, volunteering in the local community or with her family, friends and 2 dogs.