Chief Executive Officer
Roger Murray has nearly 25 years of experience providing fiscal, strategic, and operational leadership in the healthcare, consumer, and retail sectors. Prior to joining the Chicagoland Smile Group team, Roger served as Chief Operating Officer for Ascend Dermatology, a multisite dermatology practice with operations in Chicago and southeast Wisconsin. In his role as COO, Roger was responsible for all aspects of business operations and practice management, working throughout the organization to implement patient service initiatives, build centralized services to support the local offices, integrate new practice acquisitions, and maintain clinical excellence. Previously, Roger was COO/EVP of Operations for ApolloMD, a large multi-specialty physician services firm which grew from 35 to 135 practice groups—and treating 3.5 million patients annually—during his tenure.
Roger has long had a passion for healthcare and dentistry. He grew up in and around dental offices, as his father was a dentist and owned a practice in Champaign, IL. Roger earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.