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Meet the Leadership Team

OptioRx is an extraordinary healthcare company built with great minds and leaders in the pharmacy industry, all of which are dedicated to improving patient’s health and well-being!

Chief Executive Officer

Ben David

Mr. David is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare. He has extensive experience in all facets of 503A and 503B pharmaceutical compounding and is an industry expert in the anti-aging, health, and wellness markets.

Mr. David is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in healthcare. He has extensive experience in all facets of 503A and 503B pharmaceutical compounding and is an industry expert in the anti-aging, health and wellness markets. Most recently Mr. David held the position of CEO at BodyLogicMD, one of the nation’s largest physician networks specializing in anti-aging and wellness. Mr. David held the position of President and CEO at the Wells Pharmacy Network. During his tenure, WPN went from a small, local provider of veterinary medications to one of the largest pharmaceutical compounders of Anti-Aging and Wellness medications in the United States.
During his career he has held various C-Level and executive positions ranging from the Division Vice President of the $450mm Southeast Division of Apria Healthcare, to executive level positions with Untied Healthcare and other large health care enterprises.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA with specializations in finance and healthcare administration from the University of Baltimore.
Leo LaFranco, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Leo LaFranco, MBA

Mr. LaFranco is an accomplished financial leader with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Most recently he served as CFO of a privately held owner/operator of skilled nursing facilities.

Leo LaFranco is an accomplished financial leader with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Most recently he served as CFO of a privately held owner/operator of skilled nursing facilities. Prior to that he worked in a variety of healthcare industries including outpatient vascular services, interventional radiology, urgent care, home infusion, specialty pharmacy, respiratory therapy, and durable medical equipment. He has led financial functions including controllership, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and process improvement. He has targeted entrepreneurial fast-growing ventures throughout his career and strongly believes that successful growth can be achieved both organically through de novo expansion as well as via acquisition predicated on strong integration programs for both financial and operational processes. He is a CPA and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in finance and strategic management from The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Senior Director of Operations

Ryan Butler, RPh, MBA

Ryan is joining OptioRx to focus on critical areas that support the pharmacy operations and General Managers, fully develop OptioRx’s service and fulfillment HUB operations, and provide operational support for Program Development initiatives.

Ryan is joining OptioRx to focus on critical areas that support the pharmacy operations and General Managers, fully develop OptioRx’s service and fulfillment HUB operations, and provide operational support for Program Development initiatives.

Previously, Ryan was Vice President of Operations for C3 HealthcareRx in Raleigh, NC. He oversaw operations for C3’s pharmacy, medication management, and behavioral health business lines. Before C3, Ryan worked for Genoa Healthcare as Pharmacy Manager, Director of Operations, and Regional Vice President of Operations. As Regional Vice President, he oversaw operations for 150 pharmacies in 14 states. Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Saint Louis College of Pharmacy in 2000 and his Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University in 2022. He actively holds a pharmacist license in 5 states: Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, exploring the outdoors, and traveling whenever they get a chance.

Director of Pharmacy Governance and Quality

Kelly Klotz, PharmD

Dr. Klotz will lead the standardization of pharmacy operations through the lens of quality and regulatory governance required by various local, state, and federal agencies, as well as accrediting bodies.

Dr. Klotz will lead the standardization of pharmacy operations through the lens of quality and regulatory governance required by various local, state, and federal agencies, as well as accrediting bodies. Under Dr. Klotz’s leadership, OptioRx’s Regulatory & Compliance department will proactively monitor, manage, and promote regulatory, safety, licensure, and pharmacy compliance standards across the company. Furthermore, she will be responsible for developing OptioRx’s Quality Assurance and companywide Accreditation Programs to drive continuous quality improvement and uphold best practices while collaborating with all stakeholders to ensure success.

Before joining OptioRx, Dr. Klotz was the Pharmacist in Charge at Skin Specialty Solutions, a compounding pharmacy that exclusively serves Curology patients. She assisted in opening a 48,000 square foot facility that serviced all 50 states. Prior to supporting Curology’s rapid growth, Dr. Klotz led the Quality Department of SSM Health 503B Outsourcing facility. Her experience has lent her the opportunity to oversee multiple inspections ranging from the FDA, state boards of pharmacies, ACHC, and VPP.
Dr. Klotz currently resides in St. Louis, MO, with her husband and three boys. She enjoys the outdoors-skiing, hiking, canoeing, and playing with her two dogs. She is originally from Kansas City, MO, and can be found cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs on Sundays in the fall.

Director of Engineering

Arun Suresh Kumar

Arun Suresh Kumar has over 18 years of experience in the technology sector, bringing OptioRx a wealth of expertise in enterprise architecture, software development, data analytics, automation, and team leadership.

Arun Suresh Kumar has over 18 years of experience in the technology sector, bringing OptioRx a wealth of expertise in enterprise architecture, software development, data analytics, automation, and team leadership.

In his professional journey, Arun has held leadership roles in well-known brands such as Cisco, FedEx, Dicks Sporting Goods, Sears, and Kmart. His rich experience spans the retail, fraud prevention, eCommerce, and VOIP communication domains. Arun's leadership has been noteworthy, especially in his last role, where he led a 40-person team responsible for the eCommerce websites at Sears and Kmart. Before that, he led the team that managed the Dick’s Sporting Goods websites. This background uniquely positions him to steer our engineering initiatives toward new heights. At OptioRx, Arun will lead the software development strategy, IT and analytics departments, developing technology solutions, such as portals and web applications, for patients, prescribers, and our pharmacies!

Arun's love for problem-solving isn't confined to just his professional life. He is a gardening enthusiast, an avid traveler, an amateur Chef, and a dedicated gamer - all activities that require strategy, understanding, and an innovative approach, reflecting his thinking. On the home front, Arun shares his life with his civil engineer wife and their two lovely children, an 11-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son.

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