ICON appoints Ryan Heckman, an executive with deep experience in private equity investing and growth strategy, as its new President

August 1st, 2014

DENVER, COLORADO 8/1/2014- ICON, the Colorado LASIK and cataract care company, announced the appointment of Ryan Heckman as President. Mr. Heckman, a Colorado native and graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, brings 17 years of experience in private equity entrepreneurship to ICON. Mr. Heckman was most recently a Managing Partner at Excellere Partners, a Denver-based firm that helped management pursue aggressive growth through acquisitions and buy-and-build strategies, and which managed over $700 million of capital.

Mr. Heckman also co-founded the Colorado Impact Fund, a Denver-based private equity fund that provides growth capital to emerging Colorado companies and entrepreneurs, and is the executive director of Quarterly Forum, a Denver-based leadership organization.

“Icon gives me the opportunity to blend two of my strengths: family-owned ventures and growth strategies. Having improved the lives of so many of our customers and having attracted top ophthalmologists, Icon is poised to become a much larger regional presence. I look forward to helping that mission,” said Mr. Heckman.

About ICON Eyecare

ICON Eyecare is a leading surgical and medical eye care provider based out of Denver, CO. Since 1999, ICON has been building a Center of Ophthalmology Excellence empowered by an expert team of board certified physician specialists, the most advanced laser technology and a culture of quality and extraordinary patient care. In coordination with referring optometrists and physicians, ICON Eyecare specializes in treating patients with cataracts, advanced forms of glaucoma and other age and disease related conditions, while providing innovative options for patients seeking LASIK and cosmetic eye procedures. With 14 patient care centers located in Colorado and Texas, ICON Eyecare is expanding within the broader western U.S. region. For more information, please call (720) 524-1001, or visit iconeyecare.com.

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