National Advisory Council
As a serial entrepreneur, Lindsay T. Atwood has founded, developed, and sold six companies over the last 37 years. In 1991, he founded Paradise Optical and Alpine Vision centers. As part of this venture, which he oversaw for four years, he managed a small chain of optical stores that were only accessible to contracted health plans and their members. He then went on to found TruVision, Inc., a national vision company, in 1995. It was acquired by the publicly traded company TLC Vision in 2005. Following the success of TruVision, Lindsay created TruHearing in 2001. This company was acquired in 2005, and in 2008 he acquired it back. In 2012, Lindsay sold 35 percent of the company to Sorenson Capital. Lindsay retired as the CEO of TruHearing in 2013 and currently serves as the chairman of the company's board, a position he has held for the last seven years. Additionally, he is a limited partner of Mercator Partners. From 2005 to 2010, Lindsay was an active member of the Utah Angels as an early stage investor, and from 2001 to 2002, he sat on the Westminster College Advisory MBA Board and helped revamp the college's MBA program. He is the father of six and grandfather of 12.