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The Venus Concept Team

A multi-disciplinary team with extensive experience managing, operating
and helping other businesses in the aesthetic industry.

Meet the Executive Team

Thinking big with a purpose.  Let us introduce ourselves.

  • Domenic Serafino
    Domenic SerafinoChairman, Chief Executive Officer &

    Domenic brings over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry with 15 years of direct experience in the aesthetic medical device business. Domenic was a partner and President of Canada’s largest laser distribution company, Sigmacon Group for over 6 years. In 2001, he joined Syneron as President for North America, and was instrumental in taking the company public on NASDAQ in August 2004. During Domenic’s tenure at Syneron, the company grew from $0 – $1.3 billion market cap in less than 5 years.

  • Kevin Skule
    Kevin SkulePresident & Chief Operating Officer

    Kevin comes to Venus Concept after a very successful 30 year career at Allergan with extensive experience in the areas of medical devices, pharmaceutical, sales, marketing, reimbursement, government affairs, general management as well as integration and divestiture management. Kevin worked for three years in the European market where he played an integral role in establishing Allergan’s regional headquarters while living in the U.K. As President and General Manager of Allergan Canada for six years, Kevin led the company to become Allergan’s #1 subsidiary by growing revenue from $50 million to over $200 million.

  • Greg Van Staveren
    Greg Van StaverenChief Financial Officer

    Greg brings substantial experience in financial markets as a director, CFO and consultant, including 11 years in the Health Care services industry and formerly as a partner at KPMG.

  • Boris Vanyberg
    Boris VanybergChief Technology Officer

    Boris joins Venus Concept after overseeing the R&D team at Syneron, and leading the R&D Physics Group at Lumenis.  With a strong background in developing medical lasers for leading medical device organizations, and a Ph.D. in Lasers and Electro-Optics, Boris brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Venus Concept’s R&D team.

Meet the Management Team

Passionate about flawless execution and effective communication.  Let us introduce ourselves.

  • Tal Bresler
    Tal BreslerVice President of Regulatory & Quality Control

    Tal brings 10 years of experience in the medical device industry in various RA and QA roles.  Prior to Venus, Tal worked at GE Healthcare as Regulatory Affairs Leader and at Syneron Ltd. as Global Regulatory Affairs Manager. Tal holds a PhD. in Neuroscience and a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) for the US market.

  • Tal Nachlieli MD
    Tal Nachlieli MDHead of Medical Advisory Board, Venus Concept

    Dr. Tal is one of Israel’s leading facial plastic surgeons and a recognized expert in the field of facial and aesthetic plastic surgery. He specializes in laser and RF technologies for face and body aesthetic treatments.

  • David Walden
    David WaldenVice President of Sales - USA

    David brings Over 20 years of experience in corporate sales and over 10+ years in the aesthetic medical device industry. Prior to Venus, David served as Regional Sales Director – Central and National Account Manager at Syneron Medical Ltd. David holds a BSBA in finance.

  • Jacob Sharir
    Jacob SharirVice President Sales & Business Development - Europe

    Jacob has served as Vice President of Sales APAC at Pollogen and Director of Sales for Europe at Syneron Ltd. Prior to that, he served as Director of APAC for UltraShape Ltd., where he applied his expertise in international sales and significantly increased sales performance. Mr. Sharir’s career spans over 15 years in the telecommunications and medical device markets.

  • David Bays
    David BaysVice President Business Development

    David has 20 years of capital medical equipment sales, sales management and executive marketing management experience with the majority of his career in the medical aesthetics space. Prior to Venus Concept, David co-founded Omni Medical and before that served both as a sales manager and as the VP of Marketing for Syneron.

  • Joyce Morris
    Joyce MorrisVice President of Sales - Canada

    Joyce brings over 23 years of experience in finance and sales. She has honed her skills during the last 10 years the in the medical aesthetics device industry. Prior to Venus Concept, Joyce worked as a Territory Sales Manager and Corporate Account Manager for Syneron Canada Corp. After leaving Syneron, Joyce was the Central Regional Sales Manager for Medicis – Liposonix division.

  • Rick Partridge
    Rick PartridgeVice President of Corporate Accounts

    Rick brings over twenty years experience in capital equipment and over 17 years of experience in the medical aesthetics industry. Prior to Venus, Rick served as Senior Territory Manager in Alma Lasers ltd, and as North Eastern Regional Manager in Syneron ltd. Rick holds a B.A. in Business administration.

  • Melissa Kang

    Melissa Kang has over 25 years of experience in Marketing, Sales Management, Consulting and Business Development. She has owned her own business as well managed global brands such as BOTOX Cosmetic®. She has a BSc in Chemistry from UWO, MBA from Queens University and is a CPA, CMA.

    • Svetlana Berliant
      Svetlana BerliantVice President of Central & Eastern Europe

      Svetlana has many years of successful sales operation experience (Lumenis, Syneron, Candela, Ultrashape) across Eastern Europe countries, marketing penetration strategy and unique personal management based on multicultural and multilingual approach.

    • Leo Woscoff
      Leo WoscoffVice President of Sales - Germany & Latin America

      Leo brings over 19 years of experience in the global medical device industry. Leo has performed in global executive positions for Light Age, Syneron and Medical BioCare. He was a partner and President for Estetica distribution network and President of The Skin Care Clinic. He brings a wealth of experience from the corporate, distribution and clinical side of aesthetic medicine.

    • Anat Kotler
      Anat KotlerDirector of Product Management

      Anat has been in the medical aesthetics industry for over 6 years. Currently she is responsible for Venus Concept product management activities worldwide and works directly with the research and development team as well as the global marketing team.

    • Horacio Gaspar
      Horacio GasparDirector Global of Information Technologies

      Horacio has been involved in the medical device industry for over 20 years and in the I.T. sector approximately 30 years.  He started his career at Honeywell Information Systems servicing mainframe computers.  In 1993 Horacio took a position with Sigmacon Medical Products a Medical Device Distributor servicing medical lasers.  In 2001 Horacio joined Syneron as one of its first employees, he was resposible fo r implementing processes and service policies in the role of Service Manager and as the Global Helpdesk manager.

    • Maya Albert-Hart
      Maya Albert-HartProduct Manager

      Maya has worked in the medical aesthetics industry for over 6 years, and oversees our product management lifecycle and operations worldwide.

    • Tracey Mancuso
      Tracey MancusoDirector Global Clinical Education

      Education for both our employees and our customers is a key focus for Venus Concept. Tracey has over 24 years of management experience in the aesthetic industry working with industry leading medspas, plastic surgeons and dermatologists as well as having owned her own aesthetic business. Tracey is responsible for the global clinical training team and employee education programs.

    • Nicole Lam
      Nicole LamCEO of Venus Concept Hong Kong

      Nicole brings over 15 years of extensive experience and management skills in the aesthetic and the luxury retail industry.
      In year 2013, Nicole was invited to set up a Venus Concept’s direct office in Hong Kong and plays the role as CEO. Over the past 2 years, she sets up the foundation of Venus Concept Hong Kong and able to build up the brand in the medical aesthetic industry.

    • Kasey Bates

      Kasey brings over 25 years of experience in the medical industry: Management, Surgical technician, Aesthetic technician, Sales. Her knowledge and understanding has been instrumental during her years in Surgical and Aesthetic product & device sales.

      • John Spedtsberg
        John SpedtsbergVice President of Sales

        Mr. Spedtsberg brings over 20 years of experience in various managerial positions in different industries including the past 12 years in the medial aesthetics field. Prior to Venus Mr. Spedtsberg served as European Sales Director at Syneron Medical, a global market leader in the field. His previous experience includes 3 years as Regional Director at Radiancy in Asia and Europe.

        • Julien Tessier
          Julien TessierGENERAL MANAGER, FRANCE

          Julien Tessier has worked in the aesthetic devices field for 13 years, was CEO of the exclusive distribution company of Fotona Lasers for 7 years in France, sales Director of a dental laser company for Europe, and the general manager for France of the Zerona body contouring device.

          Combining all that experience, Julien joined Venus Concept because it represents the future of the aesthetic world, having the best technology, marketing and most importantly, the people.

          • Todd Graef
            Todd GraefRegional Sales Director - Central USA

            Todd brings 18 years of experience in medical sales with 10 being in the medical aesthetic laser industry.  He has 10 years of management experience including being a part of setting up the north american sales force for Dusa Pharmaceuticals as a Regional Sales Manager  and most recently at Alma Lasers as Sales Director.  Todd holds a BS in Exercise Physiology.

          • Steve Harsnett
            Steve HarsnettRegional Sales Director - South Eastern USA

            Steve has spent the past 25 years in the medical/aesthetic laser and device industry. He has held sales and sales management positions with many leading aesthetic companies, including Lumenis, Syneron and Alma, to name a few. Steve holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

          • Grace Wu
            Grace WuCEO of Venus Concept China

            With many years of experience in international brand operations in the Chinese market, Grace has a passion for beauty and has been focusing on the medical aesthetics market in China since 2013.

            In working with Venus Concept, Grace has set out on a mission to provide high performance device treatment and quality products that allow aesthetic practitioners to confidently offer effective, safe and profitable solutions to clients.

            • Mitch DeShon
              Mitch DeShonCountry Manager - Asia Pacific

              Mitch has 20+ years experience in Surgical and Aesthetics Sales. He has served in Executive Sales & Business Development Management positions for companies such as ESC Medical, ICN Pharmaceuticals and has raised venture capital for innovative medical device companies. Prior to Venus, Mitch served as a Sales Executive at Sound Surgical Technologies.

            • Maor Sinai
              Maor SinaiVice President - Asia Pacific

              Maor is an industry veteran with over 15 years experience in the Aesthetic Industry. His sales and marketing expertise, combined with his ability to think and plan strategically, has proven to be invaluable to the expansion of Venus Concept’s operations in Asia Pacific.

              Contact your Venus expert today to join the Aesthetic Revolution.