“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
– President Theodore Roosevelt
Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Ro is a proud graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) – College of Dentistry. In addition to his DDS degree, he also obtained a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Loyola University with dual emphases in finance and marketing. He later capitalized on the opportunity to utilize all three when he purchased his first practice in the south suburbs of Chicago in 2008, where (despite a historically difficult period in the country’s economy) he led the practice on an exponential growth path from three employees operating in 650 square feet of space into a 25+ network of multi-specialty dental group practices with almost 100 dentists and dental specialists. In 2019, Dr. Ro founded the dental consulting firm DSO Strategy, LLC, which was created to help entrepreneurial dentists strategize a growth plan for their dental group practices that would transform each not only into a thriving DSO, but also an investable platform for institutional capital. He also served as a key advisor to multiple private-equity funds as well as banks.
Dr. Ro is perhaps most known for his last role as Head of Dentistry for Walmart. Walmart Health is a set of revolutionary multi-modality healthcare centers that include primary medicine and dentistry. Dr. Ro’s strategy and multiunit healthcare services experience have been paramount to Walmart in helping align and re-align the strategy and expansion of Walmart Health, now in 4 states. After the successful completion of building a scalable model and plan for Walmart Health, Dr. Ro recently stepped away to pursue other ventures, including consulting and advisory work for the healthcare industry at large through DSO Strategy.
Dr. Ro resides with his family in Atlanta, GA, although he still considers himself a Chicagoan, which will always remain his heart and hometown.