Meet Our Team
Chip Fichtner has built, bought and sold multiple companies, both public and private, in a variety of industries for 40+ years. He has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CNBC. His tolerant wife of 30+ years allows him to live on Southwest Airlines visiting clients every week.
A serial entrepreneur, Matt Wilkins landed in dentistry by accident following too much time spent preparing to be a corporate tax attorney. His entrepreneurial career was interrupted when he became CEO of an 18 location multi-specialty dental group at the age of 26. When he’s not crisscrossing the country to meet with LPS clients, he’s chasing his 3-year-old in Bentonville, Arkansas.
John Harris has been with LPS since the beginning, John is responsible for expanding LPS outreach and partnerships with others that serve the dental industry. Primarily financial planners, accountants and practice consultants. Prior to LPS, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dental Resource Systems. John enjoys movies, music, boating and motorsports.
EVP, Client Development
Michelle Norwood began her career as a commercial banker and became a senior executive at a publicly traded consumer products company. Her entrepreneurial career in the dental industry began over ten years ago where she loves dealing with great dentists every day! She resides in Dallas, has 3 wonderful children and too many cats and dogs.
EVP of Development & Buy-side Relations
Maxwell Sellers is an Executive Vice President for Large Practice Sales (“LPS”) based in the firm’s Dallas office. He joined the LPS team in 2019. Prior to LPS, he worked for J.P. Morgan, Caiman Energy II, Pathway Vet Alliance, Thrive Affordable Vet Care, and Dental Care Alliance. He has done over $3.2B in transactions which include syndicated loan facilities, buy-side M&A, and sell-side M&A. $1.3B of his total transaction experience has been in the healthcare industry.
VP Development, Buy-Side Relations
Brad joins the LPS team in 2022 – focusing on development and buy-side relations. He enjoys serving entrepreneurial business owners; and started his career in Acquisition and Start-Up Financing. Most recently Brad spent 3 years working buy-side M&A for one of the country’s fastest growing Veterinary Groups. In his free time, Brad looks forward to spending time with his wife and two young children, as well as sneaking in the occasional round of golf.
EVP of Finance
Holding more all-around dental office knowledge than anyone else at LPS, Morgan Hunt is our resident jack-of-all-trades. Having spent nearly a decade in the dental industry holding titles such as controller, CFO, and consultant, she agreed (after a year of begging from Matt) to jump on board with LPS to meet clients’ needs in a variety of areas.
Senior Financial Analyst
Tyler Stone, CPA joined LPS following a career in public accounting where he engaged in assurance and advisory services across a variety of industries. He worked with both public and private companies, developing a thorough understanding of financial statement presentation and analysis. In his free time, Tyler enjoys spending time at the lake, playing golf, and traveling.
Senior Financial Analyst
Rachel came to LPS following 8 years’ experience and careers in public and private accounting as a Tax Preparer, Controller/CFO with a background in forensic accounting and GAAP compliance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and criminal justice and a master’s degree in business from The University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. A Northwest Arkansas native, she enjoys Kayaking, RZR riding, traveling, movies and spending time with family.
Director of Operations
Lindsey Brown joined Large Practice Sales in 2019 as the Director of Operations. She came to LPS with 10 + years of management experience in corporate dentistry from specializing in patient treatment and insurance credentialing to running the Accounts Receivable Department of a multi-million-dollar orthodontic practice. Lindsey thrives on communication, organization and implementing standard business procedures across the company
Lauren Schmalz has been working with LPS since the fall of 2020. She has a varied background in administrative functions, management, and coaching. She is the friendly voice that will most likely greet you when you call the LPS office! When she is not in the office you can find her coaching on the softball field or visiting unique restaurants in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
Data Research Analyst
Marissa joined LPS in 2021, with over 25 years of information technology experience, her role is researching the dental profession to find the practices that are well positioned to take advantage of the rapid consolidation that is occurring in the Invisible DSO market. Married with two sons, their family loves to be in the sunshine or on the water.
Brinkley joined Large Practice Sales in 2021 as Project Manager at the Northwest Arkansas office. She is responsible for managing all LPS data. This includes everything from introductory calls to closings and everything in between. With her exceptional organizational skills, she keeps the team in line and on time. Away from the office, Brinkley enjoys spending time with her family, catching some sun on Beaver Lake, and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks!
Odet Izquierdo joined Large Practice Sales in 2022 as our Administrative Assistant. She has an extensive background in the customer service field, always providing and assuring everyone get the best service. When she is not in the office you can find her spending quality time with her family or traveling to new places.
Dental Project Manager
Loren Williams joined Large Practice Sales in 2022 as the Dental Project Manager. Loren comes with 10 years of management experience, 5 of those coming from her time in corporate dentistry. She has worked in almost every role in the dental office as well as managing up to 10 at one time. In her personal time Loren enjoys riding motorcycles and hiking the beautiful areas around Northwest Arkansas with her husband and Siberian Huskies.
Client Development Specialist
Kate joined Large Practice Sales in 2022. Having an extensive background in the professional sales and marketing field ensures her clients always have the best expertise possible. She is continually looking for new ways to expand her knowledge and skills. When Kate is not working you can find her giving back to her community, traveling, cooking, and taking care of her two fur babies.