Kim Smith has joined Zest Dental Solutions as its chief financial officer (CFO), while Sean Finn will be the company’s special markets manager.
Smith will oversee the accounting and facilities departments and focus on identifying areas of savings and investment. Previously, she was CFO of Wetzel’s Pretzels and vice president of finance for PetSmart.
“Zest has a proven track record of producing world class solutions and is well positioned for its next phase of growth. The business has a clear and ambitious strategy that is driven by a strong and experienced leadership team with a successful track record in dental,” said Smith.
“I look forward to advising the company during this next growth phase as we look to expand our sales channels and countries, introduce new products and services, and also drive savings to reinvest in the business,” said Smith.
“I am so excited to welcome Kim to Zest and the dental industry. Her focus will be on identifying areas of investment and savings that will fuel our continued above market growth,” said Tom Stratton, CEO of Zest Dental Solutions.
“Kim’s business savvy, financial expertise, and tenacious work ethic will undoubtedly lead to significant improvements throughout our organization. In fact, Kim has already come into the company and challenged the way we currently do things, which has led to improvements throughout the organization,” said Stratton.
Meanwhile, Finn will join the company’s Special Markets Team, led by global sales vice president Mike Van Nostran. Finn will focus on building relationships with key stakeholders within many DSO, GPO, and dental laboratory networks.
Finn has more than 10 years of sales leadership experience in the dental and supply industries, Zest reports. Most recently, he was director of sales at Thomman Dental Implants, where his areas of responsibility grew double-digit sales growth, Zest says.
“I’m excited to join Zest Dental Solutions and the Special Markets team,” said Finn. “I know our experienced and knowledgeable support specialists across the country are dedicated to helping our partner practices and dental labs provide affordable, high quality solutions to the growing edentulous population.”
“Our goal is to provide our special markets and dental laboratory partners with the right tools and support to succeed with Zest. Sean’s skills and proven track record in the dental space will undoubtedly be a valuable addition when building these partnerships,” Van Nostran said.