Sun Capital Partners Inc., a private investment firm focused on defensible businesses in growing markets, has appointed Sami Abbasi as managing director, operations with the firm’s healthcare team.

Going forward, Abbasi will concentrate on driving operational transformation within the firm’s portfolio of healthcare organizations. Abbasi joins the firm with three decades of operational experience within the healthcare sector. Before joining Sun Capital, Abbasi served as president and CEO of Unifeye Vision Partners where under his leadership the firm grew to 350,000 annual patient visits and 35,000 surgical procedures.

“I am very excited to take the next step in my career with Sun Capital, where I can apply my experience and collaborate with healthcare CEOs and management teams to implement operational enhancements that deliver best-in-class patient care, outcomes and experiences while driving growth for portfolio companies like Clinical Care Medical Centers, Simply Beautiful Smiles and West Dermatology,” said Abbasi.