Jacob Puhl


As current partner and CEO of the Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (DEO), Jake works exclusively with emerging-market group dental practices by building a community of like-minded group practice owners. Jake gives group practice leaders the resources and support they need to move from disjointed “dots on a map” to unified, thriving dental group enterprises by “Thinking like a CEO.”

Jake earned his MBA from Xavier University and has now started, owned, and served as CEO of several seven-figure businesses.

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Darin Acopan

VP Business Development

Darin has been working with managed group dental practices in the DSO space for the past four years. He is focused on interviewing and selecting new DEO members, heads strategic partnerships for the DEO and works on DEO industry events.

In his free time Darin enjoys spending time with his family in the Pacific Northwest, listening to dental/financial podcasts and volunteering at the local humane society.

Dr. Charles Moser

VP of Community Management

Charles has over 25 years of experience in the dental industry. Here at the DEO he co-leads our Expert Webinars, Mastermind Calls, and accountability calls. He is around for ocasional coaching calls as well.

When not doing amazing work for DEOers Charles is out playing golf or spending time with his family.

Angela Ekstowicz

Communications Manager

Angela spent the majority of her career in banking but moved to the DEO for a new challenge. Angela is known as the “Marc whisperer” and helps to juggle many of the moving parts with the DEO’s communications and events. She is Marc’s executive assistant and can assist with his calendar and calls.

When not wrangling Marc, Angela is busy in Wisconsin with her 3 children, husband and pets – dreaming of owning a mini-farm.

Megan Anzisi

Megan Anzisi

DEO Membership Coordinator

Megan spent many years in the financial industry. She brings her organizational skills to the planning of our DEO membership and events. She manages all DEO membership related calls, and materials

 In her free time, Megan enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages and spending time with her family.

Elaine Steffani

DEO Event Coordinator

Elaine has many years of experience planning corporate events. Here at the DEO she plans all of our meetings from A to Z making sure that attendees have the absolute best experience possible.

Gabrielle Rivard


Gabby works on the communications team, writing and editing DEO content. Her experience includes small-town newspapers and Silicon Valley tech giants, and a lot of adventures in between. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in library science.

Gabby lives in Portland with her husband and two small children. She enjoys writing, reading, politics, yoga, and traveling.