A Vantage client surgeon wanted to expand his practice but needed help with building his referral base in the expansion territory.
Vantage touted Dr. Jones' abilities and reputation with local ODs and helped him to quickly ramp up a profitable third satellite location.
Ann Deters was born into a Midwestern entrepreneurial family. As a third-generation entrepreneur, she has carried on the family tradition of successfully
starting and growing several companies in the healthcare industry.
Deters began a financial career at Price Waterhouse in St. Louis, Missouri after graduating from
South Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and earning her CPA. In 1990, she obtained an Executive MBA degree from the Northwestern Kellogg
School of Business in Chicago, while working at J.M. Schultz Investment Co., a company founded by her father.
During this same time, Deters co-founded Vantage Technology while also taking the leadership role in J.M. Schultz Investment Co.
Three years later, she became the CEO of Vantage Technology.
As Vantage Technology grew for the next 18 years, it soon became clear that while its original vision remained the same,
the full gamut of cataract surgery outsourcing services offered expanded their mission even more. Therefore, the company
name was changed to Vantage Outsourcing.
Today, Vantage Outsourcing serves 23 states in the Midwest, South, Southeast and West, providing clients with
state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, trained ophthalmic Surgical Coordinator technicians, and other cataract surgery supplies and products.
Deters is also the founder of 7D & Associates LLC, a consulting and management service company for ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) across the United States.
In 1997, INC Magazine presented Deters with the prestigious entrepreneur award for the “Fastest Growing Small Business of the Year.”
The national publication recognized her leadership abilities again in the October 2002 issue with a feature entitled,
“The Fully Managed Family.”
Most recently she has been recognized by ASC Communications as one of the “Top People To Know” in the ASC industry in June 2010.
She has also been nominated as “Woman To Know” in the ASC industry in July 2010.
Today, Ms. Deters has positioned both Vantage Outsourcing and 7D to be two of the leading outsourcing and consulting/management partners
in the future of healthcare reform.
Deters is a dedicated and passionate businesswoman who takes pride in managing two businesses and raising a happy, grounded family.
She resides in Effingham, Illinois with her husband and five children.