Leadership Team

There are 2.5 billion people globally who live with vision problems; this fact acts as the heartbeat of our company and influences why we do what we do.

Leadership

Roy Hessel

President and CEO

“My ambition is to make vision correction accessible to every human eye on the planet, to fight poor vision by making our vision correction equipment accessible in every geography and every language.”

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Roy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Clearly Group and leads our team in our mission to achieve universal access to vision. He has been a pioneer of online optical since he founded EyeBuyDirect in 2005 with the ambition to make vision correction globally accessible. Roy’s vision was made possible by joining with the Essilor Group (EPA:EI) in 2012, and he now leads the world’s largest online optical group that provides access to product and education to vision consumers worldwide.

Arnaud Bussieres

Managing Director

“I've always been very proud of working for an industry leader following such a noble and meaningful mission – to improve lives by improving sight. Clearly is one of the key channels to fulfil this mission and it has a tremendous potential to do so! I’m excited every single day about that challenge.”

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Arnaud joined Clearly in 2017 as Managing Director. In his role, he is overseeing operations of all departments and building and implementing Clearly’s strategy. Arnaud holds a B.S. in economics and M.S. in general management. He is a former strategy consultant and has been with Essilor Group (EPA:EI) for the last 6 years where he has been running strategy initiatives for senior management, with a strong focus on marketing and sales. He was recently appointed at the Online business committee to lead the eyeglasses category for the Essilor Online division.
Arnaud is a big mountain lover where he spends time running crazy distances or simply hiking with his wife and daughter.

Craig Lennox

CFO

“I love running into customers wearing our exclusive brand frames and asking where they bought them. It is very rewarding to hear overwhelmingly positive things about the value and service we provide every day.”

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As the Chief Financial Officer, Craig is responsible for legal, purchasing and industry relations at Clearly. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, and recently completed an Executive Leadership Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
He loves spending time with family, running, cycling and golf, and is proud to call Vancouver home.

Keith Baker

CBO

“Working at Clearly allows us time to view business, and life, through a lens of positivity and possibility. It’s powerful to see what we can achieve by keeping those two words top of mind in everything we do.”

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Keith joined Clearly in 2015 with over 15 years of experience in brand management and marketing, having worked throughout Canada and internationally. When he’s not busy generating ideas to grow the global business, you might find him climbing a mountain or figuring out a way to see 50 countries before he turns 50 (he’s currently at 41).

Alejandro (Alex) Buhler

CTO

“It's exciting to work for a company with a noble and clear mission: make vision correction accessible worldwide, while collaborating with talented peers and having endless possibilities as part of a company with 61,000 employees making a global impact.”

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Alex joined Clearly in 2017 as Chief Technology Officer. In this position, he leads our Information Technology, web merchandising, UX/UI and Analytics team while playing a key role in defining and implementing technology strategy for Clearly, Coastal and the online division of Essilor Group, leveraging both existing and emerging innovations to create an immersive online experience for our customers. Alex is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a particular love of camping and hiking with his family and their dogs.

Nicole Oliver

CMO

“I am most excited to collaborate with highly skilled people who share a common goal of making vision care accessible to everyone.”

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Nicole has spent her career building digital strategies and executing marketing campaigns for fast paced, growing organizations. Her passion for digital began way back in the day when she started her career as a web developer. She now spends her free time putting those skills to work for her friends and family.

Nancy Savard

Director, People and Culture

“It’s so meaningful to know that what you’re doing when working together is going beyond fashion. We are making an impact on people’s lives; I like to say that I am working for a company that is doing something good for people.”

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Nancy joined Clearly in 2014 as the Director of People and Culture. She was part of the Essilor team for eight years prior and has a degree from McGill University in Montreal. Since her move from Quebec to BC she has embraced the West Coast lifestyle, including starting yoga, biking the seawall and connecting with nature.

Mark Spoorenberg

Senior Director, Operations

“I love being in Operations it is my job to ensure that we meet Customer promise.”

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Mark has devoted over 15 years to improving supply chain operations across Canada, and spent the past 4 years finding solutions to the unique challenges facing online retailers. In his spare time, he, his wife, and their two children enjoy the many outdoor activities that Vancouver has to offer.

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About Us

As vision ambassadors, we want you to experience each and every moment with ultimate clarity.

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Our Promise

We offer access to the largest selection of vision care products and expert vision education.

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Change the view

Every purchase helps fight poor vision by providing access to tailored eye health solutions on a global scale.

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Careers

We’re proud of our dynamic and creative team of employees who work to fulfill our vision.

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