Pat Bauer joined Heartland Dental in 1997 when the company was in its infancy, having previously worked at another dental services organization in Minnesota. Today, Heartland is the largest DSO in the world with over $2 billion in revenue and over 1,150 offices. As Heartland Dental’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bauer is responsible for the oversight and management of all company operations and day-to-day functions. He has been instrumental to the company’s growth, both organic and through acquisition. New Harbor’s principals previously led an investment in Heartland Dental, which they successfully exited in 2012. Bauer’s experience is extremely valuable to New Harbor given our focus on growing physician practices and other multi-unit businesses. He currently sits on the board of Quigley Eye Specialists, New Harbor’s recent investment in the ophthalmology market. Bauer is a graduate of the Minnesota School of Business and attended Concordia College.