LION Management Team

Our Commitment is Vision; Our Vision is Prosperity

James Vena

James Vena

Partner, CEO

James (Jim) Vena is a visionary, innovator, and seasoned operating executive with more than 35 years of experience building successful businesses across several countries and industries. Mr. Vena is a true entrepreneur with an innate ability to see opportunities for business expansion without industry bias. Groomed and mentored on Wall Street, he has an extensive portfolio of skills ranging from private equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and start-ups. He has owned several companies as well as served as Partner, Advisor, and consultant for many others.

Mr. Vena is the architect and critical guiding force behind LION Management and its strategic initiatives.

Angela Fishhels

Angela Fischels

Partner, Communications Manager

Angela (Angie) is a Business Development professional with 25 years of experience working in Information Technology and Business Consulting environments. She was a founding partner of AUTUS, an advisory group spearheaded by Jim Vena. Angie provides internal and external communications including media and marketing content on behalf of LION Management, its clients, and its partners.

Neil Levinbrook

Neil S. Levinbook, Esq.

Retained Legal Counsel

Neil S. Levinbook is a practicing attorney for over 20 years and currently owns and manages a multi-specialty law firm with an emphasis on healthcare, real estate, and legal collections. His firm advises health care clients in corporate transactions, medical billing, managed care appeals, and creditor’s rights. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Vision Center Network of America; a clinically integrated network of Ophthalmology-based ambulatory surgery centers whose mission is to advance value-based care for the patients they see.

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Andrea Wallace

Partner, Relationships Manager

Andrea has over 25 years’ sales experience with a focus in the healthcare industry including several years at TLC of Long Island. During her years in medical sales, she continually exceeded sales goals due to their professional network and client trust. Andrea is compassionate about what she does, and her work at Lion Management is no exception.

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

Branding, Digital Marketing and Analytics

Michael has over 25 years of branding and digital marketing experience including SEO, Google Analytics insights, and data analytics. He was a founding partner of AUTUS, the advisory group engaged to launch LION Management spearheaded by Jim Vena. Michael provides branding expertise and developed the logos for LION Management, LION READS, and Lookable.

Dr. Goodman

Dr. Steve Goodman

Chief Medical Optometrist

Dr. Steven Goodman has been practicing Optometry for over 30 years.  He specializes in Low Vision, Contact Lenses, and Ocular Disease. Dr. Goodman considers optometry to be an important level in the field of healthcare. The eyes can provide clues to one’s personal health, and he has committed himself to be the best when it comes to early detection of broader health concerns. His number one priority is providing preventative measures to preserve a patient’s irreplaceable eyesight.

Julie Dunn

Julie Dunn

Supply Chain

Julie brings 25 years’ experience in Optical Supply Chain / Sales Operations working both for a Manufacturer and the largest Optical Distributor. As lead for Large Strategic Accounts, she focuses on building tailored programs at the independent practice level to drive growth. With 7+ Company acquisitions and mergers over the last 16 years, Julie ‘s achievements contributed to the growth of the Company from 350 Million to 1.2 Billion.

Gregg Knepper

Gregg Knepper

Comprehensive Insurance Consultant

Gregg brings fifteen years of insurance industry experience, helping businesses of all sizes assess their vulnerabilities and create comprehensive risk management programs that reduce risk and save money. His specialties include medical practices and professional services firms.

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Delyana Andreeva

Social Media Strategist

Delyana has 20 years of promotional and creative marketing with a discerning eye for brand and visual style.  She is results oriented with a successful portfolio of multicultural and diverse engagements.        

Armando D'Accordo

Armando D’Accordo

Cyber Security and IT Support

Armando and his team provide state of the art cyber security monitoring to protect your business from potential threats and attacks. They will assess your business for IT vulnerabilities and put strategic plans in place to keep your business running smoothly while mitigating your liability. Additional expertise includes 24/7/365 monitoring, managed IT Services, Backup and Recovery.

John Delbono

John DelBono

Human Capital

John DelBono is an accomplished Account Manager at Asure Software (Nasdaq: ASUR) who brings expertise in Human Capital Management (HCM) to the table. Armed with an entrepreneurial background and a degree in Chemistry, he excels at making complicated HCM transitions simple and tailoring software to diverse client needs, optimizing workforce efficiency and maximizing ROI. John’s dedication to fostering client success is evident in his meticulous approach to system implementations, troubleshooting, and training.

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