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Jay Binkowitz

President & CEO / Co-Founder

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  • Email: Jay@GatewayPN.com

Jay is the President and CEO of GPN, as well as the co-founder of the company. Over the last 10 years, GPN has grown into a leader in the optometric industry by providing Independent Eye Care Professionals the insights, tools and resources needed to support  their success.  Many of the proven strategies GPN deploys were developed by Jay in his highly successful optometric practice in Astoria Queens, NY.

Over the last 30 years, Jay has had extensive experience in retail operations, merchandising & marketing, manufacturing & distribution, technology development, national sales, and on-site interactive consulting.  He is a highly-sought after key note speaker, both nationally and internationally and has authored countless articles for industry publications. In addition to sitting on the board for several large organizations, he also served a 2-year tenure as Benedict Professor of Business Management at the Houston College of Optometry.

Personally, Jay enjoys traveling with his wife, Bettina, the company of friends, good red wine and scuba diving. He and his wife have personally raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Pan Mass Challenge where 100% of the donations go directly to cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition he supports the Kiwanis Club of Astoria "Safe Haven for Kids" program and has received Congressional , Assembly and Council recognition as 'Community Person of the Year'.

 

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Evan Kestenbaum

Chief Information Officer & Co-founder

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  • Email: Evan@GatewayPN.com

Evan is the Chief Information Officer and Co-founder of GPN.  

Evan has a Master’s of Business Administration from Binghamton University where he also received his undergraduate degree.   While at college, Evan was the President of his engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, and Manager of the student newspaper.  Evan’s entrepreneurial background began when he started a computer repair business, followed by a photography studio and eventually he joined his father’s optometric practice, where he became a partner.  

Evan lives in Merrick, New York with his wife, Paula, their two daughters, Saige and Aria and their dog, Winston.  

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Cheryl Moore

Director of Infrastructure

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  • Email: Cheryl@GatewayPN.com

Cheryl is the Director of Infrastructure & EDGE Services at GPN.  She joined the company in 2012 and has worked in the optometric industry for 30 years.  Cheryl has held positions in almost every area of an optometric office including front desk, pretesting, office manager, optical and insurance.  She has also worked with a few large optical companies on the development of practice management systems.  Cheryl is certified in multiple Microsoft programs and was a licensed Optician in the state of South Carolina.  

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and likes reading mystery novels and enjoys all types of music including pop, rock, hip-hop and country.

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Terri Roddam

Director of Business Services

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  • Email: Terri@GatewayPN.com

Terri is the Director of Business Services and she joined GPN December 2015. Terri graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and has over 20 years of management experience in both retail and optical sales environments.

Terri lives in Atlanta with her two Labrador retrievers, Geordie and Lilly. In her spare time, Terri likes any outdoor activity, especially running and she enjoys traveling. She loves working at GPN because she gets great satisfaction from making a personal and professional difference in the lives of their customers.

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Ryan Salter

Lead Architect

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  • Email: Ryan@GatewayPN.com

Ryan is the Lead Architect for The EDGE product at GPN and he joined the company in 2014.

Ryan attended Berklee College of Music before transferring and graduating from Western New England University with a BSBA degree in Computer Information Systems. Ryan has held IT positons in several industries including consumer packaged goods, retail, accounting and space management. Ryan is a Microsoft Certified Professional and has been recognized with several professional awards during his career including two ACNielsen MVP Awards.

Ryan enjoys playing multiple instruments: piano, drums, upright bass, violin and bass guitar.

 

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Jamie Mott

Executive Accounting Manager

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  • Email: Jamie@GatewayPN.com

Jamie is the Executive Accounting Manager at GPN and she joined the company in 2014.

Jamie graduated from Nassau Community College with a degree in accounting and has worked at several small to midsize healthcare and manufacturing companies. She lives is Hicksville, New York with her husband, Bill and their basset hound, Oliver. Jamie has two sons, Ted and Tyler, and she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

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