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Executive Director, Little Rock Eye Clinic

Little Rock, AR


The Rottman Group has been retained to find an Executive Director for the Little Rock Eye Clinic, an 18 provider, 3 location practice based in Little Rock, AR.  They are an independent group that has a long history with a solid foundation and continual growth.  


The Organization:


Little Rock Eye Clinic is an independent group that has no interest in being acquired or

joining an outside management organization.


Little Rock Eye Clinic (LREC) grew out of the original Cosgrove and Henry Clinic. 

Dr. Forrest Henry joined that practice in 1948 and in 1960, helped transform the group

from an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialty into an ophthalmology practice.

Dr. Cliff Clifton joined the practice in 1976 and was followed by Dr. Charles Henry 10 years

later.  Shortly after, the clinic relocated to Kanis Road.  In 1991, Dr. Dan Hennessey joined

the practice and one year later, Dr. Michael Roberson also joined the practice.  At that

time, the name of the clinic was changed to Little Rock Eye Clinic.  Dr. Forrest Henry

retired in 1994, after 46 years in practice.

The clinic moved to the Baptist Eye Center in 1997.  Through the assistance of Baptist Health, the clinic started a neuro-ophthalmology service.  In 2002 and 2003, the clinic incorporated the practices of two ophthalmologists and opened the Little Rock Eye Clinic West, located at 4200 North Rodney Parham Road.  While at the Baptist Eye Center, the LREC expanded to include over 10 full time eye physicians.


To accommodate this growth, the clinic moved its Baptist Eye Center office to 201 Executive Court.  Within 3 years of that move, the clinic added a third location in North Little Rock.  The Little Rock Eye Clinic represents a continuum of eye care for more than 55 years.  We currently have physicians specializing in glaucoma, corneal/external diseases, cataract and comprehensive care, neuro-ophthalmology, and optometric care.

  • LREC currently realizes approximately $13M in net revenue per year.  They are operationally efficient and at the top of most industry benchmarks.  

  • There are approximately 70 FTEs in the organization. 

  • They see approximately 65,000 patients per year


The Role:


After being here 10 years, the current Administrator/CFO is leaving at the end of 2020 to join an entrepreneurial venture in which he has an equity position.  Things are currently operating well.  


Given the incumbent operating as both Administrator and CFO, they would like to find someone with a strong enough background in accounting/finance as well and operations. 


The group has a good mix of physicians at different points of their career.  This person should be tuned in to succession planning.  They’ve never had any difficulty in recruiting physicians.  


Competencies expected:

  • Collaborative Leader

  • Good communicator

  • Able to assess and develop people

  • Able to delegate

  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience

  • Supportive leader

  • Strategist

  • Role model

  • Integrity

  • Able to connect with the community

  • Well organized

  • Open and up-front 

  • Follows through


Personally, I’m not originally from Little Rock, but have lived in Arkansas for a long time now.  I’ve lived in many parts of our country, CA, CO, TX, and even Canada.  Little Rock has a great quality of life.  I often describe it as “hills and trees without a lot of traffic”.  You have a mild winter, but all four seasons.  There is easy accessibility to many state parks, hiking, camping, boating, and all kinds of outdoor recreation.  Yet, there are the arts, restaurants, sporting events, etc.  It is a best of all worlds place to live with a very moderate to low cost of living.  

The following links have a wealth of community information:



There will be a competitive base salary, bonus incentive, as well as a generous 401K contribution.



If this is something you’re open to exploring, or know someone that this would be a good fit for, please contact me:


Don Rottman


(501) 519-2514 cell

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