New Benzer Franchise Vice President Tony Marakas Joins Leadership Team

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Experienced pharmacy executive rounds out a wave of dynamic new hires at the senior level

Benzer Pharmacy proudly welcomes pharmacy operations veteran Tony Marakas to the fold as the company’s new franchise vice president. A former regional director for a well-known big-box competitor, the appointment of Marakas signals the continuation of efforts to hire the best and brightest in the industry.

That Marakas also had the right intangibles, in terms of his “mindset for service and passion for people,” were other key factors that contributed to the decision to bring him on board, according to Alpesh Patel, Benzer Pharmacy President.

“Tony is a seasoned drugstore and retail leader who knows how to develop internal teams and drive results from a P&L perspective,” Patel said. “In the past, he’s held high-ranking positions where he was responsible for sales, ROI and market share for as many as 240 stores in four states—precisely the kind of perspective we’re looking for, as we look to expand in similar number, size, and scope.”

If past performance is any indication of future success, Marakas’ pedigree is one that inspires great confidence in his potential to make a difference, even at first glance. Across the better part of four decades, Tony has held positions ranging from district manager to regional director, while providing key support to the opening of more than 80 new stores in diverse markets in Louisiana and beyond.

“Perhaps more importantly,” Patel reasoned. “Tony has led independent buyout efforts of numerous independent pharmacy enterprises and have been a key decision-maker from a site-selection standpoint. In my conversations with him, he has shared his excitement to have this opportunity and contribute to Benzer’s success in the months and years ahead.”

That feeling is clearly mutual.

A California Coast University graduate, Marakas earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management in 2010 and is looking forward to making a positive impact on behalf of the company and the health of its customers.

“He’s a visionary in his own way,” concluded Patel. “But what he needed was a mission. Thankfully, he’s found it in Benzer Pharmacy.”
RX marks the spot.

To learn more about Benzer Pharmacy, visit http://www.benzerpharmacy.com.

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About Benzer Pharmacy. Founded in 2009, Benzer Pharmacy is a chain of independent retail pharmacies specializing in compounding and specialty medication. Currently, there are 66 corporate-owned and 26 franchise locations situated throughout 23 states, including Florida, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Nevada, Louisiana, New York, Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland, Indiana, and Idaho. Projections call for continued rapid growth as the organization seeks to substantially increase its customer base while ensuring experiences match expectations at every touchpoint.

Benzer Pharmacy has made four straight appearances on Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America from 2015-2018; correspondingly, the company earned a 39th place on the 2015 Florida Fast 100 list, while concurrently placing 67th on the 2015 TBBJ 200 list of Tampa Bay’s largest private companies. Benzer was also voted favorite pharmacy in 2015 Best of Fuquay Varina in North Carolina and achieved PCAB compounding accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). All Benzer Pharmacy medications require a doctor's prescription.

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