Our leadership and advisory team is made up of individuals with a combined 50+ years in the industry – former CEOs, Engineers, Sales Managers. We’ve seen many devices succeed and many fail - so we know what to look for and put ourselves into the chairs of your practice and your patients.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gabe founded Cartessa Aesthetics based on his passion for technology and the aesthetic market place he developed over his last 12 years in the industry. Having worked for large laser manufacturers in the past, he felt there was a better way to serve physicians and patients by working with multiple manufacturers targeting technology that offered the best overall value and capitalized on industry trends.
Prior to starting Cartessa, Gabe served as Director of Sales and National Sales Manager for Palomar products at Cynosure Inc., the largest global provider of laser technology. In 2013, when Cynosure acquired Palomar, he played an integral role in advising upper management on company integration and product rationalization while managing 40 sales representatives.
At Palomar Medical Technologies Gabe served as Regional Sales Director for the Northeast United States and Canada following six years of success as an Area Sales Manager in the Midwest.
Gabe received a B.S. in Business Management from Babson College and went on to complete executive coursework at Harvard Business School.
Chief Marketing Officer
Jill brings 17+ years of experience driving brand communications and financial results, most notably in the health and personal care space. In addition to the marketing leadership she provides to Cartessa, she is a partner at ASK Consulting which works with start-up brands to develop positioning, build awareness and drive sales. Previously, Jill spent eight years at Unilever overseeing a portfolio of skincare brands, namely Simple, St.Ives and Ponds, and was responsible for Dove’s Bar and Body Wash business in the US. Jill also spent four years as a Marketing Manager at Pfizer within the Neuroscience group.
Jill received a B.S. in Biology from Duke University and MBA from Columbia Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan has 14 years of experience providing strategic and financial guidance to senior leaders and currently serves as Director, Global Merchant Services at American Express. In Jonathan’s time at American Express, he successfully negotiated over $500 Billion in global partnerships, led strategic initiatives that grew top line revenue, and played a key role in creating strategies that drove operational efficiencies. Prior to American Express, Jonathan worked at Walgreens in a Strategy and Merchandising Analytics role where he developed promotion strategies and models that optimize product placement within stores. He also has held roles at Simon-Kucher & Partners in Management Consulting and Fidelity Investments in Product Development.
Jonathan received his B.A in Economics from Boston University and his MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business Babson College.
Executive Director of Practice Development
Michelle joined the Cartessa Aesthetics marketing team with over 10 years of business development and marketing experience in the healthcare and aesthetic sectors.
Additionally, Michelle provides a documented history of customized consumer sales and marketing programs to physician practices. She has successfully accelerated practice growth, revenues, and patient satisfaction. Prior to joining Cartessa, Michelle worked as the Regional Practice Manager at Cynosure Inc., the largest global provider of aesthetic laser technology in the world. Cynosure launched Sculpsure, the world’s first non-invasive laser, in 2015.
Michelle was the first to join the newly formed field marketing team demonstrating a commitment to consumer excellence in launching SculpSure in practices across the region. Michelle received a B.S. in Business Marketing & Management from Florida Atlantic University.