Our Leadership Team

Doug Hudson

Doug Hudson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Doug Hudson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tend. Born out of the need for systemic change across the dental industry, Doug’s vision is for Tend to set a new standard for oral health, starting at the dentist.

Dr. Chris Salierno

Dr. Chris Salierno

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Chris Salierno is Tend’s Chief Dental Officer. A native New Yorker, Dr. Chris graduated from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he also completed his residency.

Andy Grover

Andy Grover

Co-Founder, Chief Development Officer

Andy Grover is Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer at Tend. With vast experience in real estate, healthcare, and branding, Andy has established himself as a leader in building spaces tailored specifically to patients’ needs and emotions.

Bilal Bazzi

Bilal Bazzi

Chief Operating Officer

Bilal Bazzi is the Chief Operating Officer at Tend. He leads the company’s efforts in maintaining and scaling operational excellence across a rapidly growing number of studios and markets. With decades of experience in leading complex multi-site...

Ellen Hitt

Ellen Hitt

Senior Vice President, People

Ellen Hitt is Tend’s SVP of People. Ellen brings over 20 years of experience building high-performing teams at growth-oriented companies. In her role at Tend, Ellen drives the growth of the team while implementing sustainable programs...

Charles Talbot

Charles Talbot

Chief Financial Officer

Charles Talbot is Tend’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Charlie brings over 30 years of experience in multi-site growth companies in the retail and healthcare sectors.

Matthew Fitzgerald

Matthew Fitzgerald

Chief Marketing Officer

Matthew Fitzgerald is Tend’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). An established marketing leader with expertise in the consumer services industry, Matt led Tend’s launch in 2019 and continues to drive the brand’s growth, expansion, and positive member...

Mark Crockett

Mark Crockett

Chief Technology Officer

Mark Crockett is Tend’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and leads our Engineering function. Prior to Tend, Mark held the position of Chief Technology Officer at a variety of fintech start-ups...