Mr. Jerry A. Jones Chief Executive Officer
Over 20 years ago, Mr. Jones started what is today, Dentistry’s #1 boutique dental practice marketing and business advisory firm, Jerry Jones Direct (JJD). JJD is recognized industry-wide by dentists and consultants alike, many of whom routinely refer their clients to work with Jerry and his team to generate and retain patients, in addition to providing straight-forward business advice and training. In 2003, Jerry opened his first dental office in Salem, Oregon. Today, Wellness Springs Dental® of Salem is a leading dental group, upon which the Franchise is based. His Jerry Jones Direct ClearPath Society®, a membership-based association of like-minded dentists, maintains active Members throughout the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. Jerry’s vast business experience includes having bought, sold or started over 15 different companies in a variety of industries, including a dental assisting school and multiple dental offices.
Dr. Sean Tarpenning Franchise Consultant
Dr. Tarpenning is a graduate of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and owns a multi-doctor, 22-operatory practice, Hebert Dental, in Eau Claire, WI. He maintains hospital privileges at Oak Leaf Surgical Hospital and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and more. Sean is also a graduate of the Pankey Institute. Sean possesses the leadership skills and a deep understanding of what it takes in today’s environment to grow practices. His own practice has faced chain or corporate competition and has triumphed.
Dr. Chris Tomshack Franchise Consultant
Dr. Chris Tomshack is the founder and CEO of HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab. After graduating with honors from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, he was also commissioned an officer in the United States Air Force, graduating top in his ROTC class. Dr. Tomshack graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic. He retired from active practice at age 37 and began building multiple offices, opening three more successful practices. Dr. Tomshack launched HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive rehab in April of 2006, and in a short time they have become the fastest growing franchise business and opportunity in chiropractic today, helping to build over 350 successful and thriving practices all across the country.
Mr. Thomas Cowan, Jr. Chief Financial Officer
As the now-retired Deputy Director at the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), Mr. Cowan was responsible for assets totaling about $2 billion dollars in what is the only segment of state government constitutionally-mandated to turn a profit. And, turn a profit they did. While under his leadership, the ODVA reported retained earnings of $144MM. Mr. Cowan also retired as a Captain from the Oregon Army National Guard after 20 years of service. Tom has also owned multiple businesses, to include a dental assisting school, and is the co-owner of the flagship dental office, Wellness Springs Dental® of Salem.