Executive Leadership


Michael Bonanno

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Bonanno has over 20 years of executive leadership experience and has a proven track record and system for converting dental practices into high revenue-generating offices. He has co-owned several successful dental practices and is an expert at providing dentists with the tools and support they need to achieve their goals. Michael is passionate about helping dentists create predictably profitable practices. He has created exclusive programs to bring game-changing technology to the dental industry nationwide, as well as to Canada and Australia.

Emmie Saavedra

Chief Sales Officer

Emmie Saavedra has over 30 years in the health services and business entrepreneurship industry. She is also a co-owner of 4 top-revenue-producing dental practices in Arizona and California. Emmie is committed to mentoring and empowering motivated entrepreneurs and businesses to fulfill their missions and visions. She is also an award-winning Certified BANK Trainer with Codebreaker Technologies.

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Jonathan Bonanno, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Jonathan Bonanno joined our team in 2019 after leaving his corporate position with McKesson of 6+ years. Jonathan has held various leadership positions across Business Process, Operations and Implementation Management. Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Business Administration, a Masters Degree in Management with an emphasis in Business, and is actively pursuing his PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Jonathan is directly accountable for the development of Operations, Ops-Technology, and Human Resources across our organizations many verticals. Jonathan is passionate about creating efficiency and workability across our organization that drives successful data-driven outcomes.

Sandy Hayakawa

EVP of Business Development

Sandy Hayakawa has an impressive background in executive leadership in the fashion industry. She served as President of Tommy Hilfiger Footwear, Vice President at Donna Karan/DKNY and Vice President of Sales for MAGIC International/Advanstar. Sandy’s extensive business development experience is complemented with decades focused in sales, marketing, merchandising, product development and brand management. She is also a Certified BANK Trainer with Codebreaker Technologies.


Brandon Barnum

Chairman of the Board

Brandon Barnum is a veteran tech exec who has been building online platforms since 1997. As Co-Founder of Refer.com, Brandon built the world’s largest professional referral network with over 5 million members in 195 countries. Most recently, Brandon built Codebreaker AI, the world’s first personality-based AI for sales. Mr. Barnum has been instrumental in the adaptation of the principles of BANK and Codebreaker AI to the dental profession.

Kevin B. Earle

Director of Association Relationships

Kevin Earle has years of experience in the dental profession. He joined Performance Partners immediately upon his retirement as the Executive Director of the Arizona Dental Association. He also served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Board of Dental Examiners and the New Jersey Board of Dentistry and is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.


Relationship Management


Karen Black

Relationship Manager


Rhonda Peoples

Relationship Manager


Julie Weiss

Relationship Manager

Operations Management

Our Team

Amayea Maat, MSMOB

Director, Operations

Our Team

Kathleen Henderson-Essel

Operations Support Lead

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Marco A. Oropeza

Operations Manager