Samantha Toth, ABOCPresident of Innereactive
Samantha Toth is an ABO certified optician and the President of Innereactive. As a professional speaker, she lectures internationally, teaching optometrists and opticians proven strategies for marketing their practices and enhancing the patient experience. Her niche expertise led her to be named one of the “Most Influential Women in Optical,” and her company was named one of Michigan’s Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2016.
Jonathan SmithDirector of Training N.A. Luxottica
Mr. Smith is the Training Director at Luxottica Wholesale North America. He is an MBA graduate who began his career at Luxottica in brand management overseeing the marketing strategy for all premium fashion eyewear brands. With over 15 years of experience in branding and marketing in the luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, Jonathan brings a wealth of business experience. Today he leads the North American Luxottica training department at Luxottica in building a strong education vision and strategy to support the industry.
Ted SperaRay-Ban Business Manager
Business Development Manager for Ray-Ban Prescription Lenses, Ted Spera is responsible for all activities related to maximizing the sell-through of Ray-Ban Prescription Lenses within North America by spreading optics technical knowledge and educating customers. Having attended the Ophthalmic Science program at Raritan Community College in Branchburg NJ, Ted now works as a key member on their Ophthalmic Advisory board and and has been certified as an ABO speaker since 2010
Dr. April Jasper, OD, FAAODoctor of Optometry
Dr. April Jasper graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry with highest honors in 1995 and has a private practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, and 2016-2017 President of the Florida Optometric Association. Currently Dr. Jasper is Chief Optometric Editor of Optometric Management magazine and contributor to several other publications. Dr. Jasper’s passion is sharing with her colleagues in areas of practice management and technology in an effort to help them become more successful in patient care and personal growth.
Jay BinkowitzFounder GPN EDGEPRO
Founder and EVP Professional Relations Keplr Vision
Over the last 30 years, Mr. Binkowitz has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution, technology development, national sales, and on-site interactive consulting. He has published articles in many eye care industry magazines and is a key note speaker at many industry events, both domestically and internationally.
Boyd Wilson is an ABO certified speaker and the Training Manager for Oakley North America. In this role he is responsible for the technical and brand education for all product categories within the optical business, with a primary focus on Oakley ophthalmic and plano lenses. With the brand since 2012, Boyd has been instrumental in developing, implementing and managing the Learning & Education initiatives since relocating from the Asian Pacific to North American business.
Solomon Gould, OD, MBA
Dr. Gould is a professional speaker, practice management consultant, author and practice owner of two private practice in the Twin Cities. As a 4th generation optometrist with over 15 years of consulting experience for both the private and public sectors, Dr. Gould brings an unforeseen depth of knowledge, experience and insight to the industry. To date, Dr. Gould has helped elevate over 40 practices and large-scale private equity-based firms in the ophthalmic industry to their fullest potential. When not serving his patients or presenting, Dr. Gould enjoys writing articles on Practice Management for various business and clinical platforms.
Dr. Gould completed his undergraduate training at Luther College in Decorah, IA where he triple majored in Biology, Chemistry and Spanish. Dr. Gould then completed his Doctorate of Optometry at the New England College of Optometry in Boston, MA. To further cement his passion for business, Dr. Gould completed his M.B.A. at Southern New Hampshire University with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.
Gary Gerber, ODPresident of The Power Practice
Dr. Gary Gerber is the founder and Chief Dream Officer for The Power Practice®, a practice building and consulting company whose mission is to help doctors power their professional and personal dreams. He is also the cofounder of Treehouse Eyes®, the country’s first company dedicated exclusively to providing expert myopia management services. Dr. Gerber is a prolific writer and speaker as well as an accomplished mentalist and magician who often uses illusions to help illustrate his key learning points as well as entertain his audiences. He has authored hundreds of articles and given more than 500 thought provoking and enlightening presentations. He is also the host of The Power Hour, optometry’s only live talk radio show. His team of consultant-optometrists at the Power Practice® is renowned for the innovative strategies and comprehensive systems used to build their clients’ practices. Comprised of knowledgeable authorities from all sectors of the optometric business world, these consultants specialize in taking middle of the bell curve practices and making them highly profitable and efficient. When he’s not powering the dreams of his Power Practice clients or working to eradicate myopia, he’s powering his own dreams as a touring musician with Joe Lynn Turner, the singer from Deep Purple and Rainbow.