Who We Are

Partners Insight has uniquely changed the Optometric practice management paradigm.  Our mission is to provide best in class solutions through an outsourced management services offering that is focused on removing the day-to-day administrative burdens that limit a doctor’s ability to practice and deliver excellent medical care, while maximizing their income potential. Each and everyday, our mission is to help Optometrists:

  • Increase practice revenue & economic value
  • Reduce costs and increase practice profitability
  • Reduce compliance risk
  • Minimize administrative burdens
  • Improve their quality of life

Our Executive Team is supported by a highly skilled, dedicated staff across our Accounting, Operations, Professional Relations, Credentialing and Billing Departments who are on-hand to help you out with any needs you have.


Dr. Kevin G. Brooks

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kevin Brooks has over 20 years of Optometric experience and has been the President and CEO of Gulf Coast Optometry since 2005, holding licenses in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois and Iowa.  He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of both Gulf Coast Optometry and Partners Insight.  Dr. Brooks was raised in South Dakota and has lived in Florida since 2005.  When he is not spending time with his 3 children, he enjoys golf and traveling.

B.S., Biology, University of South Dakota
Doctorate of Optometry, Illinois School of Optometry


Steven Gill, ABOC, NCLEC, PHR

Chief Operating & Compliance Officer

Steven has been Chief Operating Officer and Compliance Officer of both Partners Insight and Gulf Coast Optometry since 2017, having started as the Director of Professional Relations in 2015. He has worked in the optical field since 1998, holding positions in production and operations management, retail management, and Human Resources. Steven was born and raised in the United Kingdom and has lived in the United States since 2008. When he is not working, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife and son.

Steven is an ABO Certified Optician and an NCLE Certified Contact Lens Technician. He holds his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification and is also a Certified HIPAA Professional and a Certified Professional Compliance Officer.

You can contact Steve at steve@partnersinsight.com

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Joe Shaffer, MBA

Director of Business Development

Joe joined our team in 2019 and quickly grew our Business Development and Recruiting departments. A recognized leader, Joe oversees the growth, and strategic development of Partners Insight throughout the United States. Prior to his role with Partners Insight, Joe served in a variety of positions throughout his career. He has had the opportunity to work and teach at the collegiate level, startups to working with Fortune 500 companies.

When he is not in the office, Joe enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.

Joe earned a Master of Business Administration from South University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University.

You can contact Joe at joe@partnersinsight.com

Jennifer Gill

Jennifer Gill, LDO

Optometric Physician Recruiter

Jen is an established Optometric Physician Recruiter and Florida Licensed Dispensing Optician. Starting in the optical industry in 2006 and holding positions in optometric technician and retail training, practice management, marketing, recruiting and opticianry. She believes in placing Optometrists in positions that will make them happy and grow, not only in their career, but also personally. Her passion with Partners Insight is to help our clients, to say she cares is an understatement.

In her free time, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and her pets. She is an avid gardener but also enjoys fishing, arts and crafts and going to the beach.

Jen graduated from HCC, Tampa with an Associate Degree in Opticianry Management with an emphasis on marketing. She holds a Florida Opticianry License and is a proud member of the Professional Opticians of Florida and the Opticians Association of America.

To contact Jennifer Gill, please email her at jen@partnersinsight.com or go to calendly.com/jen_partnersinsight to schedule a call.

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