Scotte Hudsmith serves as Chief Executive Officer of Smile Doctors, LLC., overseeing the executive management team as the company expands its unique orthodontics experience across the U.S. Since Hudsmith joined the organization in 2014, Smile Doctors has grown from two Austin-area locations to nearly 40 locations in five states.
Hudsmith has more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience, including executive roles in finance, operations, business development and sales and marketing. He specializes in developing and implementing growth strategies in healthcare companies that are private equity backed and has extensive experience coordinating mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Smile Doctors, he was CEO of Parental Health, a company he founded in 2009. In previous roles he was Executive Vice President of Finance and Business Development for Passport Health Communications, Inc. (now part of Experian Health), one of the largest healthcare technology companies in the U.S. Hudsmith led the company’s strategic growth efforts, more than doubling EBITDA, orchestrating a highly leveraged debt round and private equity recapitalization, and positioning the company for a highly successful exit.
Earlier in his career, Hudsmith served as President of LBMC Technologies in Brentwood, Tenn. and President and CEO of Syngistix, Inc., a Denver, Co.-based healthcare supply chain management software company. He has served in various executive roles with companies in healthcare, technology, and other industries and has also held several board appointments for public, private and nonprofit organizations.
Hudsmith attended Louisiana State University and then transferred to the University of Memphis (Tenn.) where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and MIS. He is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. He was a member of Leadership Health Care, the Nashville Health Care Council and Financial Executives International, is a Narrowgate Champion and Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America, and has been actively involved in the communities where he has lived and worked, coaching youth soccer, leading youth church programs and other activities.