Jul 21

United Skin Specialists Expands Leadership Team

Two New Hires Are VPs of Marketing & Communications and of Finance

MINNEAPOLIS (July 21, 2016) — United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”), one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing dermatology-directed practice management groups, announced today that it hired Karen Bergfeld as Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Christopher Knutson as Vice President of Finance.

“I’m really pleased to join this aggressive and emergent organization,” said Karen Bergfeld. “It’s a great opportunity to build its brand, further enhance the brands in its partner network, and to help create an organization that’s truly practice-centric.”

Bergfeld brings over 25 years of marketing and communications experience to USS. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing for nJoy Vision, a multi-site eye-care services company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

In her new role, Bergfeld leads the marketing, patient acquisition and communications’ strategy for the USS partner network of dermatology practices.

Christopher Knutson’s finance career spans more than 15 years with both public and private companies. Previously, he was Divisional and Regional Controller for Graco, a manufacturing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“I’m excited to be part of a rapidly growing company like USS,” said Knutson. “With frequent acquisitions, the team is learning to work quickly on asset integration so dermatologist-owners can break free from their daily business burdens.”

Knutson is responsible for the treasury and financial functions of USS and oversees the asset integration process for new dermatology practice acquisitions. He also leads the team of finance and accounting professionals.

“The experiences that Karen and Chris bring to USS assure that we’ll keep moving forward in our commitment to clinical independence and enhanced patient care for our dermatologists,” said Jim Feinstein, president of USS. “With their knowledge and dedication to high standards, we strengthen our brand and offerings as we increase our network of dermatology clinics.”

About United Skin Specialists (www.unitedskin.com)
Minnesota-based United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”) provides shared practice management services to well-established dermatology practices. USS is known for its commitment to clinical independence and autonomy through a collaborative, custom approach to practice management. Its goal is to maintain and expand patient-oriented dermatologic services and to create a great work environment for providers and support staff.