Cataract & Refractive Experience You Can Trust

As President & Founder of the Cataract & Refractive Marketing Group (CRM Group), Michael W. Malley has played an active role in advancing the latest breakthroughs in cataract & refractive surgery. These include launching many of the first Femtosecond cataract campaigns in the United States, successfully launching two of the first advertising campaigns for the Wavelight Refractive Suite, being the first to introduce KAMRA Corneal Inlays in New York City and Las Vegas, creating one of the first Restor television campaigns, developing one of the first iDesign advertising campaigns and launching the first HD Lens television campaigns promoting the world’s most accurate IOL. We were also the first marketing/consulting firm to create a national performance-based LASIK advertising campaigns for Pandora on a cost-per-lead basis.

Our goal at CRM Group is to simply help bridge the information gap between industry and patients & between practices and the general public. We accomplish this through proven marketing strategies that deliver timely content via multiple media partners.  From the early days of Radial Keratotomy (RK) and phacoemulsification – to today’s Topo-Guided LASIK, Presbyopic Vision Correction and Femtosecond Cataract Surgery – CRM maintains an active pulse on the marketing frontline of every major advancement in the ophthalmic industry.

Today, CRM provides consulting & marketing services to privately held comprehensive ophthalmology practices, corporate lens & laser manufacturers, and major corporate LASIK and lens implant centers. Mike Malley is a frequently invited lecturer at the world’s leading refractive symposiums, including the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American College of Surgeons (ACES) and the Society for Excellence in Eye Care (SEE). Click here to view his lectures.

For more information and background on Mike Malley and the services provided by CRM, please call us at 713-839-0202.

Meet Our Team

Michael Malley

President / Founder, CRM Group

As President & Founder of the Cataract & Refractive Marketing Group (CRM Group), Michael W. Malley has played an active role in advancing the latest breakthroughs in cataract & refractive surgery.

Kandi Malley

Media Buyer

After a successful career with CBS media, Kandi joined CRM to oversee our traditional media buying and development. On our client’s behalf, she negotiates annual media strategies for television, radio, digital media, print and outdoor media. Underneath the niceness of her sales-oriented personality is a negotiator who battles for lower media rates in some of the largest markets in the country. In her spare time, she enjoys overseeing the educational and romantic pursuits of her three sons.

Breanna Kelly

Graphic Designer

Breanna is a graduate of TCU and spent a few years working with some groundbreaking companies in Bar Harbor, Maine.  We were lucky enough to snag her and she is the lead designer on some of our largest accounts and works closely with Ashley on social media. After 4.5 years in the beautiful town of Bar Harbor, Breanna returned home for some warmer weather with her fiancé, dog, boots and running shoes in tow.

Devin Valera

Graphic Designer

Devin is the latest addition to the creative department. She believes that in utilizing the works of visual communication, our clients will have an edge in today’s digital marketing world. Currently her weekends are dedicated to the fine arts, volunteer work at the local animal shelter, and spending time with her two fluffy American Eskimos.

Ashley Carter

Social Media & Account Coordinator

Ashley is a recent University of Texas graduate who began working for CRM Group in 2015. She serves as a member of our client liaison team and assists clients with their social media needs. She also works closely with our digital media partners and serves as one of our copywriters. As a Longhorn alum, she loves all things burnt orange, but above all else she loves making our clients happy!

Jim McCloskey

Web Development Manager

As Web Development Manager at CRM, Jim plans and manages activities and projects that support all of our web services. He provides leadership and direction in planning, developing and maintaining all of our client’s web environments. Whether you need help testing new technology or you need a solution to a functional or technical problem, Jim and his team are able to effectively and efficiently support you every step of the way.

David Vargas

Web Developer / Designer

David is a well-seasoned technologist and strategist. David has been creating, designing, and maintaining personal and professional websites since 2005. David has that unique ability to craft meaningful connections between people and their mission to media and technology.

 David’s professional theory is centered on the idea that professional relationships should begin with a handshake, not a text.

 David has been involved with numerous technologies and has been the common link in the successful launch of many up-and-coming websites.

Michael Green

Video Editor

Senior Editor Michael Green is a 30-year veteran of video production. Whether for broadcast, in-house or online delivery, your video content needs are well served by his decades of editing experience, visual creativity and attention to detail.

Erich J. Horn, MBA


Erich has provided accounting and support services for CRM since 2012.  While counting the beans, his focus on customer service and teamwork helps propel the strategic direction of CRM and its clients.  He remains a member of Phi Chi Theta National Coed Business Fraternity, and the founder of Alpha Omega Coed National Business Fraternity and co-founder of Ruff Street Animal Rescue.

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