Jeffrey Richmond is an award-winning expert in the aesthetic industry who specializes in cutting-edge research, light-based and laser dermatological therapies, and radiofrequency technologies for dermatology and cosmetic surgery practices. Over the past 19 years, Jeff has brought the best-in-class technologies from West Coast Laser to physicians throughout the northwestern United States, generating over $50 million in sales.
Patient and physician safety are at the forefront of Jeff’s work, and he actively helps physicians work with patients to develop and achieve realistic expectations from their treatments. Jeff is also a known educator in the industry, teaching courses on laser technologies, speaking at aesthetic training centers, and sharing his knowledge about the latest technologies with providers in the aesthetics field. In particular, he is interested in helping physicians make aesthetic medicine a success in their practices.
In addition to being the founder and president of West Coast Laser, Co-owner of Thrive Aesthetic Center and the co-host of the Business of Aesthetics Podcast, Jeff serves as a consultant for The Doctors Company in addition to multiple international equipment manufacturers, and has been featured in Beauty Wire Magazine, BTL Buzz, and the Growing Dermatologist Podcast. He is known for his dynamic patient marketing techniques and patient retention strategies to help ensure that physicians are successful with their newest technologies both now and for years to come.
After growing up in Southern California, Jeff graduated from California State University – Chico. He now lives with his daughters in Portland, OR and loves to coach lacrosse and play golf in his spare time.
As a self-described “serial entrepreneur,” Naren Arulrajah finds his purpose in serving others and helping medical practice owners, doctors, spa owners, and other professionals in the dermatological, plastic surgery, and aesthetic fields find success and personal fulfilment.
Naren is the founder and CEO of Ekwa Marketing, which brings together global experts in digital marketing to an online presence of approximately 200 practices across the globe–from start-ups to growing businesses, including those going through mergers and acquisitions.
Giving back to the dental and medical communities has been a vital component in Naren’s career, and he believes deeply in fostering a philanthropic environment. Naren surrounds himself with other leaders that are as passionate about success and fulfilment as he is and working synergistically to improve the medical field.
In addition to serving as a speaker, consultant, author, and inspirational innovator, Naren is the founder of the Business of Aesthetics Community, co-host of the Business of Aesthetics Podcast, founder and host of the Growing Dermatologist podcast, and founder and host of the Growing Plastic Surgeon podcast. Naren was honored by AceTech Ontario in 2014 with their Leadership Initiative Award.
Dana is the founder and CEO of D-Lux Medspa in Naples, Florida. She has been a PA for over 30 years. She has been practicing exclusively in aesthetics for the past 14 years and has been a practice owner for six years. Dana travels extensively to train with some of the world’s most renowned injectors.
She is passionate about training, speaking, and sharing her knowledge. She wants to elevate the industry through safe and effective treatments. In her practice, Dana loves helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Her unique approach uses different dilutions of neurotoxins and bio-stimulatory injectables combined with lasers to customize results.
A natural-looking, beautiful result is always the desired outcome.
Ryan Davies is a seasoned digital marketing advisor at ekwa.com, renowned for his sales and marketing psychology expertise. With a wealth of experience collaborating with companies and political campaigns, Ryan profoundly understands the intricacies of consumer behavior and how it influences purchasing decisions. As a certified Sandler Sales and Challenger Expert, he brings a unique perspective, employing innovative sales techniques that drive tangible results.
Recognized as a dynamic speaker and presenter, Ryan has graced numerous trade shows and events across North America, captivating audiences with his insightful talks on sales and marketing strategies.
His ability to communicate complex concepts relatable and engagingly has earned him a reputation as a sought-after industry expert. Attendees at his presentations gain practical insights and actionable takeaways that can be applied directly to their business endeavors.
Dr. Lauren Umstattd is a highly regarded and board-certified plastic surgeon based in Leawood, Kansas. Her professional journey commenced during her residency in Otolaryngology, a specialized field focused on diagnosing and treating disorders related to the ears, nose, and throat. It was during this pivotal period that Dr. Umstattd discovered her profound passion for plastic surgery and the profound impact it can have on improving patients’ lives.
Driven by her keen interest in aesthetics, particularly in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Umstattd dedicated herself to mastering the intricate anatomy of the head and neck. Her unwavering commitment to understanding the nuanced complexities of facial features and her exceptional surgical skills have established her as an esteemed expert in the field.
As a respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Lauren Umstattd has garnered recognition for her exemplary work in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, facelifts, and other cosmetic procedures. However, her dedication to her patients extends far beyond surgical excellence. Dr. Umstattd also advocates for women, empowering them to make informed decisions about their appearance and overall well-being.