Meet Our Team

We’re a growing team of operational experts and thought leaders in the dental industry—full of personality, minus the ego. We’re the wearers of many hats, dedicated to helping practices likes yours grow and thrive.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, best-in-class business guidance, resources and relationships so our partners can focus exclusively on their passion of helping patients. The best way to do great things every day is with great people who truly enjoy their job, so we make sure to only hire those who exemplify our core values: professionalism, integrity and a drive to work toward constant improvement.

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A little about us...

We’re a growing team of operational experts and thought leaders in the dental industry—full of personality, minus the ego. We’re the wearers of many hats, dedicated to helping practices likes yours grow and thrive.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, best-in-class business guidance, resources and relationships so our partners can focus exclusively on their passion of helping patients. The best way to do great things every day is with great people who truly enjoy their job, so we make sure to only hire those who exemplify our core values: professionalism, integrity and a drive to work toward constant improvement.

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Partnering with dentists to eliminate the headaches of business management to preserve, grow and get more out of your practice than you do today.

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Vista Verde Executive Team

Dustin Netral

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dustin Netral
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dustin is a highly driven, performance-focused leader with diverse successes in building best in class e-commerce, retail and services companies. He has a history of turning retail teams and experiences into award-winning operations, most notably at Fabletics and HHGregg. At Fabletics, his transformation of the customer experience took the company’s Net Promoter Score from 27 to 54 in less than a year. Prior to Fabletics, he took over training at HHGregg, and was responsible for making their 8,000+ employees into an award-winning team. JD Powers awarded the company the best sales force in the industry for five consecutive years. Dustin’s understanding of how to create and use technology to improve customer experiences led him to develop a patent-pending technology that has received numerous innovation awards.
Your Favorite Movie
My favorite movie is Tombstone. I love the friendship between Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday; how Wyatt was willing to do anything for his friend including almost giving his life.
Your Passion
Education. I think at the end of the day if people are willing to do the hard work and make the sacrifices they can do almost anything. I think it’s our responsibility as a society to do what we can to put that within reach. 

Phil bounsall

chief financial officer
phil bounsall
chief financial officer
Phil has nearly 40 years of experience developing and executing strategies and processes to deliver tangible, meaningful, and measurable results for entrepreneurial companies including organic and acquired growth. He has played a key role in over a dozen domestic and international acquisition initiatives. Phil spent 12 years working in the Entrepreneurial Services group at Ernst & Young and 17 years as CFO and President at customer experience and consulting firm, Walker Information. He also served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Ingram Micro Mobility (formerly known as Brightpoint) and as Chief Operating Officer for The Knall/Cohen/Pence Group at Stifel Financial Corp before joining VVDP.
Your Passion
I am most passionate about the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and finding a cure for the disease. I spend a lot of my volunteer time focused on that organization. I truly believe they are the key to finding a cure in the not-too-distant future.
Your Proudest Atypical Accomplishment
I am quite good at breakfast, my go to is eggs over easy, hash browns and crispy bacon. But I can do it all!
Phil bounsall
chief financial officer
Phil has nearly 40 years of experience developing and executing strategies and processes to deliver tangible, meaningful, and measurable results for entrepreneurial companies including organic and acquired growth. He has played a key role in over a dozen domestic and international acquisition initiatives. Phil spent 12 years working in the Entrepreneurial Services group at Ernst & Young and 17 years as CFO and President at customer experience and consulting firm, Walker Information. He also served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Ingram Micro Mobility (formerly known as Brightpoint) and as Chief Operating Officer for The Knall/Cohen/Pence Group at Stifel Financial Corp before joining VVDP.
Your Passion
I am most passionate about the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation and finding a cure for the disease. I spend a lot of my volunteer time focused on that organization. I truly believe they are the key to finding a cure in the not-too-distant future.


Outstanding Personal Achievement
I am quite good at breakfast, my go to is eggs over easy, hash browns and crispy bacon. But I can do it all!

phil bounsall

chief financial officer

Mike McLean

Director of business Development
Mike mclean
director of business development
Mike's background is in marketing and technology. Before Vista Verde Dental Partners, he worked in marketing and product management at ClusterTruck, America's first delivery-only kitchen. There he helped launch seven markets across the Midwest on the marketing expansion team before transitioning to product management, driving growth across web and mobile applications. He is a graduate of Taylor University, an alumnus of The Orr Fellowship, a husband to Hannah, and a new dad! He's passionate about serving people through sustainable businesses that create true life change.
Your Favorite Book
Endurance. It's a true story from the early 20th century about how one of the last great discovery expeditions went wrong and left a ship full of men stranded in Antarctica for 500 days and (spoiler!) how they ALL made it out alive. It's a great story of leadership and perseverance.

Your Hero
My dad and my father-in-law—two great men who have accomplished what I would be proud to accomplish a fraction of and who have failed with the grace and humility that I want to fail with.

Steve Halvorson

Controller
Steve Halvorson
Controller
Steve comes to Vista Verde Dental Partners from a career in accounting and administration of medical practices, most recently serving as Administrator of Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic for 15 years. Steve joined our team with the shared passion to offer better access to quality dental care for all. In his spare time, he enjoys anything outdoors including golf, working on his lawn, and attending his 2 kid's activities.
The Trip You've Always Wanted To Take
Even though I have been to Ireland, I would like to go back a few more times to explore the rest of the country. I also would like to go to Norway to explore the other half of my ancestry.
Your Hero
 I was the youngest of six so, even though he died when I was fairly young, I always strive to be like my Dad.  He always worked hard, often having multiple side jobs, so we could get the Catholic education our Mom wanted us to have.
Steve Halvorson
Controller
Steve comes to Vista Verde Dental Partners from a career in accounting and administration of medical practices, most recently serving as Administrator of Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic for 15 years. Steve joined our team with the shared passion to offer better access to quality dental care for all. In his spare time, he enjoys anything outdoors including golf, working on his lawn, and attending his 2 kid's activities.
The Trip You've Always Wanted To Take
Even though I have been to Ireland, I would like to go back a few more times to explore the rest of the country. I also would like to go to Norway to explore the other half of my ancestry.
Your Hero
 I was the youngest of six so, even though he died when I was fairly young, I always strive to be like my Dad.  He always worked hard, often having multiple side jobs, so we could get the Catholic education our Mom wanted us to have.

Steve Halvorson

Controller

Liz Schmidt

Director of Human resources
Liz Schmidt
Director of Human resources
Liz brings 22 years of progressive human resources experience Vista Verde Dental Partners, spending 16 of those years honing her craft within healthcare organizations. Liz’s expertise and passions include leveraging best practices and technology to make lives better. She graduated from National Louis University with a master's degree in HR Management and Development, and is a Society of Human Resources Management - Senior Certified Professional. Outside of work, you can find Liz shuttling between her sons' marching band and husband's softball coaching activities, camera in hand.
Your Favorite Book
The Time Traveller's Wife, Audrey Niffeneger. Fascinating to follow a character with time travel disabilities weave through different times in their life while journeying around familiar places in Chicago.
Your Hero
Gabby Gifford, former Arizona congresswoman courageously created a legacy through advocacy and family following a traumatic brain injury from an attempted assassination.

Chelsea Thomas
Operations Project Manager
Chelsea comes to Vista Verde with nearly 10 years of progressive design, marketing and operations experience in high growth and startup environments. Prior to joining Vista Verde Dental Partners, she worked in Marketing and Operations for Hopebridge, an Applied Behavior Analysis company based in Indianapolis. There, she grew the business in physical locations from 6 offices in one state, to over 40 offices in five states in just three years. Chelsea has developed extensive Project Management expertise in her various roles; managing scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources for owned projects.
Your Passion
My family has been deeply affected by breast cancer, so I am very passionate about the work that the Indiana Women in Need foundation does. They support women and men who are receiving treatment for breast cancer through grants to fund things like trips to and from appointments, child care, and other needs patients face in the immediate future that unfortunately funding for breast cancer research does not provide. 

The Trip You've Always Wanted To Take
Number one on my bucket list is to travel to the uninhabited island in the Bahamas populated by a colony of feral pigs. These pigs are known to swim in the waters surrounding the island, and I DREAM of the chance to join them.

Chelsea Thomas

Operations Project Manager

Chelsea Thomas

Operations Project Manager
Chelsea Thomas
Operations Project Manager
Chelsea comes to Vista Verde with nearly 10 years of progressive design, marketing and operations experience in high growth and startup environments. Prior to joining Vista Verde Dental Partners, she worked in Marketing and Operations for Hopebridge, an Applied Behavior Analysis company based in Indianapolis. There, she grew the business in physical locations from 6 offices in one state, to over 40 offices in five states in just three years. Chelsea has developed extensive Project Management expertise in her various roles; managing scope, schedule, finance, risk, quality and resources for owned projects.
Your Passion
My family has been deeply affected by breast cancer, so I am very passionate about the work that the Indiana Women in Need foundation does. They support women and men who are receiving treatment for breast cancer through grants to fund things like trips to and from appointments, child care, and other needs patients face in the immediate future that unfortunately funding for breast cancer research does not provide. 

The Trip You've Always Wanted To Take
Number one on my bucket list is to travel to the uninhabited island in the Bahamas populated by a colony of feral pigs. These pigs are known to swim in the waters surrounding the island, and I DREAM of the chance to join them.

Get back to what you love about dentistry.

Partnering with dentists to eliminate the headaches of business management to preserve, grow and get more out of your practice than you do today.

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