2020 In Review: Lessons From Best in Class
Organizations – A Panel Discussion
Thursday, July 29, 2021
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM
Since graduating from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and going on to obtain his certified financial analyst “CFA”, Jeff Adams has actively pursued his passion for entrepreneurship and growing early-stage companies. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in business management, expansion, capital markets, public and private equities, partnership structuring, and on-going relationship management. An ethical businessman at heart, he had his start in the investment business in public markets, working for companies that included Wasatch Advisors, PaineWebber, Denver Investment Advisors, Western Capital Partners, and Clear Choice Dental. After becoming Manager of Risas Dental and Braces in 2012, Risas has grown to 27 locations across Phoenix, Denver, Tucson, San Antonio, and Las Vegas. Risas was founded on the principle that proper oral healthcare is critical to overall health, which is put to action by offering accessible, affordable, convenient, and bilingual dental care. Since its inception in 2012, Risas Dental and Braces has provided over $6.4 million in free dental care. Risas gives away free dental care each Labor Day to thousands of patients, additionally each new dental practice opening provides free dental care to patients. Risas Dental is headquartered in Arizona and will see the opening of the first two Risas Kids dental practices in 2021. Throughout this growth and dedication to the community, Jeff has never lost his focus on what truly matters in a company: the people. His dedication to building and maintaining a healthy, positive culture has been key to the success of Risas. Jeff values his relationship with the practicing doctors and the entire management team of Risas. Jeff lives the Risas motto of going the extra mile for every smile with everyone he works with. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and three grandchildren, playing golf, skiing, and other outdoor activities.
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