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Jim McGrann  

CEO VSP Global

In May 2015, Jim McGrann was appointed as President and CEO of VSP Global®, the nation’s largest healthcare organization by membership, effective October 1, 2015. As the not-for-profit that unites industry-leading businesses to deliver the highest quality eye care and eyewear products and services celebrates its 60th anniversary, McGrann will usher VSP into a new era, reimagining how eye care and eyewear are delivered to serve the needs of people around the world.

Following over three years in his role as President of VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest vision insurance provider, McGrann oversaw the growth of VSP’s membership from 56 million to 75 million. McGrann also facilitated the expansion of VSP’s insurance offerings into Great Britain and Ireland. Additionally under McGrann’s leadership, revenue for the Vision Care division grew from $3.2 billion to a projected $4 billion by year end.

Prior to joining VSP Global in 2008 as President of Eyefinity®, McGrann served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for nine years at Marchon® Eyewear, Inc. In 2010, he became VSP Global’s Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer for Eyefinity. In 2012, he became President of VSP Vision Care. Before joining Marchon, Jim spent fifteen years as a management consultant and partner for Andersen Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers, IBM Global Services and Ernst & Young.

Always focused on finding ways to leverage technology to enable businesses, Jim has been a catalyst for change within VSP Global, leading key initiatives, including: web-based sales force automation, SAP implementation, supporting the development of a centralized European Distribution Center that consolidated seven operating units, and implementing IT governance and program management best practices.

Born and raised in New York, Jim’s connection to the insurance industry started early, following his father through a 40-year career with Blue Cross.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering with distinction from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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