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Capital Vision Services is a regional, full-service, vision care company managing over 300 MyEyeDr. offices.

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Name Capital Vision Services
Headquarters Vienna, VA
Founded 2001
Locations DC, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, DE, CT, IL

Headquartered in Vienna, VA, Capital Vision Services manages the MyEyeDr. practices which are recognized leaders in delivering comprehensive optometric and retail optical services.

As a direct result of Capital Vision Services' volume purchasing power that it makes available to the MyEyeDr. offices, these practices are in a unique position to provide both outstanding patient care and customer service with a great selection of eyewear and contact lenses. Capital Vision Services is also the area’s largest and fastest growing eye care management company providing MyEyeDr. optometrists with a complete array of financial, marketing, human resources and accounting services, along with managed care credentialing and claims processing.

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Sue Ann Downes
Sue Ann Downes
CEO
David Sheffer
Chief Growth Officer
Mike Guelcher
Director of Corporate Development
Dave Molle
Director of Corporate Development
Billy Murray
Director of Acquisition Strategy and Analytics
Dirk Fuqua
Director of Corporate Development
Brian Whitman
Director of Corporate Development
Sue Ann Downes
Sue Ann Downes
CEO

Sue Ann Downes is the CEO of Capital Vision Services where she oversees the day-to-day management of every MyEyeDr. office. In addition to her work managing MyEyeDr. offices, Sue is also the local VisionWalk Chairperson for the Foundation for Preventing Blindness. Sue serves on the Advisory Board for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, and is a past board member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. She is the recipient of the 2009 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Free Enterprise” Award, the 2011 Most Influential Woman Award and the 2012 Smart CEO Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit.

Before joining Capital Vision Services, Sue was Director of Managed Vision Care for Hour Eyes and Eye Care Centers of America. Her career in the optical field spans 25 years during which she has worked in almost every aspect of the industry. 

Sue grew up in Corning, NY, where she attended Elkland High School, and later graduated from Strayer University where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Business. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and her son.

David Sheffer
Chief Growth Officer

David Sheffer is Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Capital Vision Services where he oversees all acquisition activity. David grew up in a family of optometrists and is well-versed in the complexities of running a small practice.

Before joining Capital Vision Services, David was a Vice President with Monitor Clipper Partners, a middle-market private equity fund based in Boston, MA. His entire career has been focused on mergers and acquisitions and he is able to creatively design offers to independent optometrists to allow them to realize their specific goals.

David grew up in Charlotte, NC where he attended Myers Park High School. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and son.

Mike Guelcher
Director of Corporate Development

Mike Guelcher is the Director of Corporate Development at Capital Vision Services where he is responsible for merger and acquisition activity for the Southeastern United States. Prior to joining Capital Vision Services, Mike spent 11 years in the eye care field – 10 of which were at Allergan.  The majority of that time was spent leading and directing an Optometric sales force in the Southern US.  His teams helped doctors balance their medical service lines with their existing refractive services, creating a balanced offering, elevated care and a more comprehensive healthcare experience for patients.

Mike grew up in Erie, PA where he attend Cathedral Preparatory School.  He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY and went on to earn his MBA from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.  Mike currently resides in Fort Mill, SC with his wife and two children.

Dave Molle
Director of Corporate Development

Dave Molle is the Director of Corporate Development for Capital Vision Services, where he is responsible for merger and acquisition activity in Florida and the Northeast.  Dave’s experience in sales and marketing spans nearly 20 years, more than half of which was specifically focused in eye care.  He has held roles in sales training and sales management at Allergan, and most recently was Director of Sales for an emerging eye care diagnostics company.

Dave grew up in Morris County NJ, where he attended Kinnelon High School.  He holds his BS in Business Management from William Paterson University.  Dave currently resides in the St Petersburg, FL area.

Billy Murray
Director of Acquisition Strategy and Analytics

Billy Murray is the Director of Acquisition Strategy and Analytics for Capital Vision Services, where he is responsible for working optometrists during the acquisition and integration process to ensure it is a smooth transition for the doctors. 

Prior to joining Capital Vision Services, Billy was an Associate at Monitor Clipper Partners, a middle-market private equity fund based in Boston, MA. At Monitor Clipper he focused on a variety of different industries but was particularly focused on healthcare. Before Monitor Clipper, Billy worked at a healthcare focused investment bank in Nashville, TN called Avondale Partners.

Billy grew up in Louisville, KY, where he attended Trinity High School.  He holds his BS in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.  Billy currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area.

Dirk Fuqua
Director of Corporate Development

Dirk Fuqua is the Director of Corporate Development at Capital Vision Services where he is responsible for mergers and acquisitions activity for the Midwest United States. Dirk has 25 years of experience in eye care with Bausch & Lomb and Alcon. Areas of responsibility have included sales, sales team development and leadership, national account management across the United States. 
Dirk grew up in Peoria IL, earned his undergraduate degree from Western Illinois University, and resides in Chicago Illinois. 

Brian Whitman
Director of Corporate Development

Brian Whitman is the Director of Corporate Development at Capital Vision Services where he is responsible for merger and acquisition activity for the Northeast. Prior to joining Capital Vision Services, Brian spent 10 years in the eye care field with Alcon Laboratories.  He has held multiple roles across sales, sales training and sales management. His teams were spread across many states in the Northeast giving him great insight to many different markets.

Brian grew up in the Orlando, FL area where he attended Lake Brantley High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA on a Football Scholarship.  Brian currently resides in Saratoga Springs, NY with his wife and three children.