OUR TEAM

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Jonathan Banta, Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan Banta is the Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Dermatology Partners, an affiliate of Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center based in McKinney, Texas. Mr. Banta joined the practice in 2012 as the Executive Vice President where he implemented a number of process changes that improved company efficiencies and performance while growing the practice through select acquisitions and an organic growth model that has resulted in one of the largest practices in North Texas. He has focused heavily on patient care, patient experience and the employees. He was instrumental in expanding the patient service offering to include complete in-house lab facilities, radiation therapy and a breadth of new aesthetic procedures.

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Dr. Matthew Barrows, Medical Director

Dr. Matthew D. Barrows is a board-certified Dermatologist specializing in general dermatology as well as skin cancer detection, prevention and treatment. He opened his first practice in 1996 and then later expanded to multiple locations throughout North Texas. He is considered a foremost expert in the field of dermatology and is known for his expertise in performing Mohs micrographic surgery, a highly specialized procedure used to remove cancerous lesions from the skin. His dermatology practice is equipped with the latest advancements in laser technology to treat common skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, as well as cosmetically in the form of laser skin tightening and laser skin resurfacing. His team of skilled and trained practitioners are able to diagnose, treat, and maintain countless everyday skin conditions effectively and safely.

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Monte Frankenfield, Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer, Monte Frankenfield is responsible for all finance-related functions. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and health care operations management, seven years in public accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Prior to joining Preferred Dermatology Partners in 2018, Monte held senior finance positions with high-growth dermatology, renal care and physician network management companies. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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George McGinn, Executive Chairman

As the Executive Chairman, George McGinn assists the company’s management team with developing strategy. He has over 30 years of healthcare experience in the development, acquisitions and growth of publicly-traded and private equity-backed companies. Prior to joining Preferred Dermatology Partners in 2018, George held senior management positions in high growth companies in dermatology, oncology, ambulatory surgery, pharmacy and distribution and was instrumental in positioning those companies for future success. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1977, served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps until 1983, and then returned to Vanderbilt University to earn a Juris Doctorate.

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Erick Clifford, Managing Partner

Mr. Clifford is a former Director of Investments with Harbert Mezzanine Partners, LP where he worked from 2005-2011. Prior to Harbert, Mr. Clifford worked in the Investment Banking department of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, focusing primarily on middle market merger and acquisition advisory as well as public and private equity capital formation. Prior to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Mr. Clifford worked in the Equity Research department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Mr. Clifford received his Bachelor of Arts in College Scholars with an emphasis in History and Finance from the University of Tennessee.

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Pryor Smartt, Managing Partner

Mr. Smartt is a former Director of Investments with Harbert Mezzanine Partners, LP where he worked from 2003-2011. Prior to Harbert, Mr. Smartt worked in the Investment Banking department of McDonald Investments, focusing primarily on lower middle market merger and acquisition advisory. Prior to McDonald, Mr. Smartt worked in the Corporate and Investment Banking department of SunTrust Bank.  Mr. Smartt received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.