Organization: Gentle Dental
Executive: M. Che Eagle
Position: Head of Human Resources
WinterWyman Executive Search has placed M. Che Eagle as Head of Human Resources at Gentle Dental, a network of quality, affordable dental care centers. WinterWyman Executive Search's Senior Vice President and Partner Beverly Morgan led the search.
As Gentle Dental's Head of Human Resources, Eagle will serve as a strategic thought-partner to the CEO and the leadership team to set the strategy around organizational design, integration of acquisitions, long-term talent planning and talent management. Eagle will own and build-out the HR infrastructure, including a multi-year roadmap directly aligned with the overall growth strategy of the company. Additionally, he will identify the required investments in people and technology along with the projected return on investment as well as coach and counsel senior leaders and provide the tools and guidance necessary to enable effective leadership. Eagle's role will also include leading and developing a team of human resources professionals who have sufficient talent to scale with the rapid growth of the business.
Prior to joining Gentle Dental, Eagle was the Vice President, Human Resources for Clarks (C&J Clarks, Limited) where he had previously held the role of Senior Director, Employee and Organizational Services. Prior, Eagle was the Director, Human Resources – Employee Relations, Employment and Training at Brandeis University after serving as the Human Resources Officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Earlier in his career, Eagle held Human Resources Manager positions at both Yankee Candle Company and NBW Corporation.
Gentle Dental Partners is a leading regional provider of high-quality, affordable dental services in the Northeast United States. For over 40 years, Gentle Dental Partners has been delivering comprehensive general dental services as well as specialty services including oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Their dedicated doctors, hygienists and dental professionals have a deep commitment to the communities they serve and a relentless focus on patient care. Gentle Dental Partners has a strong value proposition for dentists allowing the company to attract and retain an industry-leading team of clinicians and affiliate with high-quality solo and group dental practices. With 46 Gentle Dental Partners locations and affiliated practices across the region, they are the largest multi-specialty group practice in New England. Gentle Dental was acquired by Audax Group, a private equity firm, in 2014.
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