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Meet Our Team

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.

Gabe Lubin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gabe founded Cartessa Aesthetics based on his passion for technology and the aesthetic market. 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.

Jill Later

Chief Marketing Officer

Jill brings more than twenty years of experience driving brand communications and financial results, most notably in the health and personal care space. Before lending her marketing leadership to Cartessa, she was a partner at ASK Consulting focusing on work with start-up brands to develop positioning, build awareness and drive sales. 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 and spent a number of years at UBS building their marketing and communications capabilities. 

Jill received a B.S. in Biology from Duke University and MBA from Columbia Business School.

Jonathan Banks

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan has extensive experience providing strategic and financial guidance to senior leaders. Prior to his CFO role at Cartessa, Jonathan served as Director, Global Merchant Services at American Express and while at AMEX, 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.

A.J. Storrs

President & Chief Operating Officer

A.J. brings a breadth of experience in strategy, operations, finance and business development across the technology and financial services industries. His focus has been on driving superior results through optimizing programs and processes. Previous roles include Deal Strategy at, and a variety of functions at American Express including business development, pricing and revenue management. 

A.J. received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Chris Aronson

Chief Commercial Officer

Chris brings to Cartessa 20 years of sales and management experience in the medical device industry. Chris began his career in the operating room for Stryker Endoscopy after 3 successful years decided to make the switch to aesthetics.  Joining Cynosure in 2003, Chris held various positions in his fourteen year tenure with Cynosure including his final role as Executive Vice President of North American Sales over seeing yearly revenue in excess of $200 million, a 100+ person commercial team, and multiple product launches and company acquisitions. His sales and marketing strategic initiatives and KOL development helped to position the company for the $1.7B sale to Hologic in 2017. After leaving Cynosure, Chris introduced the Artas iX Robot and built the North American sales force for Restoration Robotics and planned the launch the Elipse Intragastric balloon for Allurion in North America and Australia (pending FDA approval). 

Chris earned a B.A. degree from George Mason University.

Adarsh Vijay Mudgil

Medical Director

Adarsh V. Mudgil, MD wears many hats – from leading dermatologist, to podcast creator to author and advisor to the Cartessa team.  He is one of few dermatologists to be board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology which gives him unique insight into skin disease and allows him to approach patient care from both a clinical and cellular perspective. Dr. Mudgil sees a range of patients at his private practice located in both New York City and Long Island.

Dr. Mudgil received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University and his medical degree from the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He was among a handful of medical students nationwide to have been awarded a coveted Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellowship and Scholarship and he went on to complete a fellowship at the prestigious Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology.

Dr. Mudgil is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is a member of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine teaching faculty and has been named as one of New York’s Super Doctors.  On his popular podcast “The Dr. Mudgil Podcast”, he invites notable guests to share their stories of entrepreneurship, inspiration, and hustle.  His book “Let’s Get it!” released in late 2020  focuses on these themes and his personal journey to self-empowerment.

Unlike other device companies, Cartessa is with you for the long haul. They want you to succeed! We have many lasers in our practice and the support they give us is by far THE BEST!

— Vanassa Sebastian, CRNA, APRN, CANS

We love Cartessa and have invested in their technology to better help our patients with skin treatments and hair removal needs without the pain or downtime of outdated technology.

— James Sherman, MD

I've been very impressed with not only the technology, but with the people at Cartessa. All the way up to the CEO they are just fantastic people.

— Joshua Davis, RN, BSN

I have had nothing but positive results and patient experiences with my Cartessa devices.

— Lindsay Sturm, DO

We have been with Cartessa since the very beginning. They've offered us a company that we can trust, and have allowed our business to have excitement and growth opportunities.

— Jessica Bell, Medical Spa Owner

I've been very happy working with Cartessa Aesthetics. If I were to use one word to describe the Cartessa team it would be stars.

— Christine Petti, MD, FACS

If I had to describe Cartessa Aesthetics in one word it would be innovation.

— Paul Jarrod Frank, MD

These are the people and the devices that you need for success.

— Sarah Carter, MD

What I look forward to in working with Cartessa is I know that they are going to be out there scouring the field for best-in-class devices.

— Monte Slater, MD, FACOG, ABAARM

I am so happy that I decided to work with Cartessa because they are competent, creative, caring, and are the most cohesive group of laser professionals that I have ever worked with.

— Christine Petti, MD, FACS

Cartessa has such a great eye globally on innovation. They fill the niche that is missing in the aesthetic market and they are constantly looking to see what they can add to their portfolio.

— Raminder “Minni” Saluja, MD

This is the best business partner you will ever have. Their lasers are picked for their efficacy and they offer the best of the best from across the world. Best decision I ever made was choosing to work with Gabe and Cartessa!

— Ardis Schmitt, RN, BSN

I think they've built this company based on integrity and trust - any great relationship should start with that.

— Raminder “Minni” Saluja, MD

I love Cartessa. If I had to use one word to describe them it would be innovative.

— Leslie Apgar, MD

The beauty of Cartessa is that every product they represent is the best in its class, unlike other companies where one device is great but the rest are mediocre. At Cartessa everything is amazing.

— Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, MD

They've brought a lot to my table, they have an amazing leadership team, and I'm looking forward to all the new things they have coming to my world and to the rest of the aesthetic world.

— Paul Jarrod Frank, MD

I don't think there's another company in the aesthetic space that offers more value to my practice than Cartessa does, both in terms of treating my patients and economic impact.

— Michael DeWolfe, MD

I was impressed to learn that Cartessa was thinking about gaps in laser science and new ways to utilize today’s technologies in the same way I was.

— Emil Tanghetti, MD

Their model makes it much easier to feel comfortable with the process of buying a substantial piece of equipment.

— Cynthia Poulos, MD

Cartessa sets a new paradigm for the industry of aesthetics and laser devices.

— Thomas Griffin, Jr., MD

We have a new spokesperson for laser technology and physicians in Cartessa Aesthetics.

— John L. Jennings, Jr., MD

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