Glidewell appointed Stephenie Goddard as CEO, taking over the position from founder and president Jim Glidewell.

Effective January 1, 2022, Glidewell chief experience officer Stephenie Goddard, a 15-year veteran of the organization, will assume the role of chief executive officer, held to date by company founder and president, Jim Glidewell, CDT.

“This is not a matter of me stepping down,” said Glidewell. “But with all that we’re doing in an effort to improve the lives of dentists and their patients, I could use another hand at the helm.”

Goddard left the World Bank Group in 2006 to join Glidewell as vice president of human resources, and has since served in various executive-level positions governing business operations, product development, regulatory affairs, direct sales, customer experience, software development, and analytics.

A staunch proponent of personal development, Goddard’s track record includes the implementation of employee learning programs and advanced leadership initiatives within and without the Glidewell organization. 

Her 2019 “Guiding Leaders” program was designed to empower women dentists in all facets of business and leadership, and contributed to her 2020 Mentor Award from The Lucy Hobbs Project.

“Stephenie’s strategic focus and ability to bring people together to orchestrate successful change has been critical to our success,” said Glidewell. “After 15 years working alongside her, I know of no one better suited to serve the needs of our customers and our industry.”

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