GREEN BAY, Wis.—Shopko Optical, which recently surpassed 100 standalone locations, has named Cameron Weiner to its leadership team as vice president of strategic development. In this post, Weiner will work to build Shopko Optical’s strategic growth initiatives and service operations, according to an announcement this week. Weiner previously served as a director of strategic operations, and as a senior manager of corporate strategy and development at Aspen Dental. He focused on leading the firm’s strategic growth initiatives, partnerships and new service lines.

“We are excited to have Cameron join our team in this new and important role to accelerate growth in our target markets,” said Russ Steinhorst, Shopko Optical’s chief executive officer. “Cameron has a strong financial background, excellent relationship management skills, and proven success leading retail health care business development strategies. Adding Cameron and this role to our team allows us to expand our focus of new store growth through strategic partnerships and acquisitions.”
In addition to Aspen Dental, Weiner previously worked at BelHealth Investment Partners and GE Corporate as a health care private equity associate and corporate M&A associate, respectively. He also serves as an advisor for Polycarbin, a leading health care sustainability company.

Cameron Weiner
Weiner graduated cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Philosophy. During his time at school, he was acknowledged as a Kenneth Bartlett Howard Merit Scholar.
Shopko Optical, a leading provider of eyecare services across the Midwest, topped the 100-store mark in April and now operates 103 standalone locations. The company has opened 11 locations in 2021 and anticipates approximately an additional 30 to 35 new stores over the remainder of the year, as VMAIL reported
Shopko Optical (the trade name of Shoptikal LLC) is an affiliate of investment group Monarch Alternative Capital, and  finished 2020 with 92 optical centers across the Midwest and Far West.