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Christopher Blann is an executive level leader with deep experience in sustained multi-unit growth. He has a track record of success in leading organizations by leveraging “hard earned” practical experience and using proven tactics to deliver consistent sales growth, amazing customer service, innovative cost management and savings to exceed organizational goals. He believes that developing and living the right organizational culture is the foundation of an organization’s long-term success.
Men's Best Primary Care
May 2019 - Present
Leading a Primary care start-up. Full responsibility for all aspects of an aggressive business plan to open 10 primary care clinics in 15 months.
OUR VISION: Men's Best Primary Care is dedicated to helping Men maximize their potential and enjoy their best quality of life. We are your team to help you "Be Your Best".
FOCUSED ON YOU: At Men's Best we are top rated providers focused on the health and wellness needs of Men. We understand the unique and sometimes complex health issues that trouble some Men. Our people take the time to get to know each patient: their needs, their goals, we get to know them personally
not just their medical history. We work with Men to help them maximize their potential, to "BE THEIR BEST".
HOW IS MEN'S BEST PRIMARY CARE DIFFERENT: Because we get it - men don't like to go to the doctor's office. Men's Best Primary Care is all about Convenience and Comfort. We are located with easy access in high traffic retail centers. We love walk-ins, have no wait times, a paperless sign-in process and strive to make you feel like you are among Friends. Men's Best Primary Care is a one stop shop for Men's primary care, all in the comfort of a man cave environment.
Tenure of 17 years:
Senior Vice President of Store Operations 2.5 years
CO-COO for 2.5 years,
Regional Vice-President 12 years.
Responsible for all Operations for a top 10 Optical Retailer. P&L control over up to 150 MM in sales and up to 1400 people. Responsibilities included driving positive comp sales, marketing, logistics, manufacturing, purchasing, contract negations, human resources, merchandising, training and development and expansion. Lead consistent results through strategic goal development and implementation.
Notable Achievements include: Developed all pricing strategies as well most marketing offers that resulted in 10 straight years of over 3% comp sales reaching as high as 8%. Instrumental in delivering major cost savings by negotiating contracts for frames, lenses, logistics, and supplies achieving as much as a 20% reduction. Maintained Industry leading payroll expense by developing innovative controls and management tools. Consistently delivered industry leading customer service by developing a culture that embodied a “WOW” philosophy driving to a 4.75 google star rating across 200 stores hitting an average of over 100 reviews per unit in 1.5 years. Rolled out many initiatives from defining our culture to implementing a micro-learning platform. Integral part of two Executive leadership transition teams when Eyemart sold to Private Equity. 2015 for 500mm) and 2020 for1.5B (expected)
Eyemart Express is the Leader in Value with 200+ locations in over 25 states. All locations offer a wide range of services where convince is the difference by offering everything from eye exams to 1-hour service. Our stores include full surface labs and thousands of frames to choose from. We are dedicated to delivering the best
customer service and the highest quality eye wear in the industry.
1997 - 2002 (5 years)
Full P&L control, of up to 50mm in sales and up to 500 people. Territory Director is responsible for all store Operations in a Super Optical environment. Instrumental in growth from 30 units to 72 units and 14 Lasik Vision Centers. Drove consistent increases in comp sales between 8-10% each year while instituting processes and procedures that standardized operations allowing for rapid expansion. Developed and instituted training systems, standardized store level operations, recruiting, logistics, Human Resources, company policies, quality standards, sales techniques.
Notable Achievements include: Defined and standardized store Level Operations allowing for rapid expansion and better management. Achieved comp sales of 8% to 10% each year. Opened over 20 units personally. Developed the employee training program. Instituted a Manager Bonus program that drove per unit cost down by 5% and comp sale up 10% for the year it was instituted. Defined and implemented a field leadership team. Lead company in profitability 4 years in a row. Developed and instituted the “Frame Service Plan” (still in use today).
Manager / Licensed Optician
1993 - 1997 (4 years)
Managed all aspects of retail and manufacturing. Grew company from 1 unit to 3 over 4 years and vertically integrated an optical lab. Responsibilities included day to day management of units from sales to human resources, accounting to purchasing, merchandising to pricing strategy. Customer service to manufacturing.
Notable Achievements include: Renegotiated supply contracts reducing costs by over 30%. Built an Optical laboratory further reducing COGS by 10% investment paid back in under 1 year. Opened 2 satellite offices mote that tripling sales with an ROI in 15 months. Negotiated Humana a capitated plan for central Florida. Earned Florida Opticians License (currently inactive)
Known today as Visionworks
1990 -1993 (3 years)
Rapid personal growth held roles as Retail Sales Associate, Lab Tech, Lab Manager, Retail Manager, Store General Manager and District Trainer. Responsible for all store level operations including recruiting, training, sales, reporting, cash management, facilities management, human resources, merchandising, manufacturing,
Notable Achievements include: Promoted to GM of busiest store in district (2mm annual sales). Turned around a 600K store losing money to $750K store making 12% profit. Earned role as District Trainer during new POS roll-out.
Personal: Family Man, Married 27 years, 2 daughters, Mountain Biking, Gaming, Reading, Dance Dad, Motorcycle and Car tinkering in general