Tend Adds Chief Operating Officer to Its Leadership Team | State

NEW YORK, January 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tend, the premier dentist people are looking forward to, today announced the appointment of its first chief operating officer to support its rapid growth in the United States. Bilal Bazzia proven multi-site leader with decades of healthcare experience, will join the fast-growing company to support Tend’s entry into several new markets in 2022, including San Francisco and Minneapolisas well as its continued expansion into existing markets such as Atlanta, Boston, new Yorkand washington d.c..

With over two decades of experience in multi-site healthcare operations, most recently at Banfield Pet Hospital, the nation’s largest veterinary practice, Bilal Bazzi will play a key role in effectively scaling Tend’s operations across the country, as well as continuing to create a member-obsessed team culture across the organization.

“We are delighted to welcome Bilal to continue the excellent work that our team has done operationally over the past two years,” said Doug Hudson, co-founder and CEO of Tend. “I am confident that with its proven expertise leading complex multi-site organizations, Tend will not only successfully enter several new markets this year, but replicate the joyful experience members have come to love at our sites. existing.”

Since its launch in October 2019Tend has quickly grown to over 600 team members across 19 locations in four markets, most recently opening studios in Boston and Atlanta in December. The company, which closed a Series C fundraising of $125 million in April 2021will continue to grow in new markets and double its physical footprint this year.

“Tend is completely redefining the patient experience through technology and hospitality, while creating a world-class work environment for its team members. It is truly a unique company to join, and I have can’t wait to dig,” Bazzi said.

Bazzi will be based at Tend’s New York City hub, with frequent visits to additional markets as the company enters cities nationwide.

About the trend

Tend is the first dentist people are looking forward to. Launched in October 2019, Tend was created to set a new standard in oral health by providing dentistry the way it should be – hassle-free, personalized and simple, with an emphasis on patient happiness – all in one quiet, inviting and thoughtfully designed space. Founding CEO Doug Hudson is supported by over 500 talented team members in New York City, Nashville, washington d.c.., Boston and Atlanta. In addition to operating nearly 20 studios along the East Coast, Tend also offers a suite of dentist-designed consumer products to extend its mission into members’ daily lives. For more information, visit hellotend.com or download the Tend app, available on all iOS and Android devices.

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