Kleinpeter has spent his entire career in physician practice and hospital management. Until recently, he spent the last 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of Optim Healthcare, a physician-owned organization based in Savannah, GA. While at Optim Healthcare, he helped grow a single-specialty orthopedic practice into a health system with over 60 physicians, 3 hospitals, an Ambulatory Surgery Center, Imaging, and Therapy covering 20 counties in South Georgia.
In addition to his role at Venops, Inc., Kleinpeter consults with physician practices on growth strategies and physician dynamics. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Health Services Administration program at Georgia Southern University, is a former Board Member of the Georgia Department of Community Health, and is the former President of the Georgia Association of Orthopedic Executives. Kleinpeter earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Armstrong State University and a doctorate degree from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife, Ruth, have two children and reside in Savannah.
After service in the US Army including Vietnam, Mark has spent most of his career in the medical device industry. Mark has had roles in sales, sales leadership in numerous startups as well as established industry leaders like Stryker and Johnson & Johnson. He was co-founder of eTrauma, founder of Orthotechnik, and Symbod. His latest venture, Venops, is a company dedicated to helping physicians in private practice avoid civil monetary penalties from the OIG and HMS and helping them focus on taking care of their patients. As a startup veteran, Mark treats setbacks like simple detours, enjoys the view, and believes persistence, creativity, and a smart team lead to success.
Mark and his wife, Sharon, have three sons. He is proud to say they are all eagle scouts, Citadel grads, and good citizens. One son is married. He and his wife have one daughter, a treasured granddaughter to Mark and Sharon.
Mark is active in veterans affairs, started a Veterans Day charity golf tournament in 2014, a tradition he wishes to continue, and is a member of the Wellstar Foundation Board of Advisors.
Steven joined the Venops team in 2014. He is a graduate of The Citadel where he completed his degree in criminal justice. Following graduation he served in Space Command within the U.S. Air Force as a flight commander and staff officer. Steven left the Air Force and began working as the operations manager for an orthopedic distributor before working as a surgical devices consultant and regional product specialist for a number of years. Steven’s primary roles at Venops include tactical operations management, project management and development of new compliance solutions, as well as directing Member Services.