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Leadership Team


Joseph DeHeer grew up in Central Indiana and studied accounting and finance at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. After graduating in 2012, he started working for a regional orthopedic distributorship specializing in the sales and operations of ortho biologics and implants. In early 2016, Joseph took on the challenge of helping his father and his partners at IQ Medical launch the Equinus Brace™. Since then, Joseph has traveled the United States working hard to establish sales channels, build marketing assets, and implement educational strategies to change the paradigm of how physicians view and treat foot and ankle pathologies. Joe and Mike met in Philadelphia and realized the opportunity to work together to better deliver products and services to physicians, practitioners, and patients. Connect with Joseph at

Michael Curry, PharmD, MSL - National Account Manager

Michael Curry, a Pennsylvania native, earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2010 from the University of Sciences in Philadelphia and is actively licensed in PA and NJ. His education and clinical experience have given him a comprehensive understanding of anatomy and physiology, which he applies daily in his work with clinicians. Mike’s mission at Thrive is to advance the orthopedic DME model by acknowledging the needs of the patients behind our referrals and pushing the limits on clinician satisfaction. As a former college baseball player, Mike understands the impact injuries have on patients’ lives and is eager to facilitate their healing process. Michael is a member of American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) and is constantly investigating innovative therapies to help maximize the quality of life for his patients. Connect with Mike today at!

Justin Spears - Customer Experience Specialist

Justin Spears is a native Hoosier and graduate of Butler University where earned his Bachelor’s in Marketing before completing his Master’s in Education at IUPUI. After working in sales and marketing to start his career, he transitioned to being an educator. With over a decade of education experience, Justin brings a diverse skill set to the Thrive team. In addition to his experience as an educator, Justin is also a freelance writer. He writes on a variety of topics from educational theory to early American history. He also enjoys spending time golfing, coaching, and traveling with his family.
Justin serves as the Customer Experience Specialist for Thrive. Connect with Justin at

Ben Tasseff - Regional Account Manager (Mountain West)

Ben was born in Kentucky and raised near the southside of Indianapolis. He received his degree from the esteemed Indiana University in 2019.

Ben brings a laser-like focus and extreme positivity everywhere he goes. Ben’s mission at Thrive is to provide value to our referral partners by educating them on the best Thrive products and processes to help make their lives easier. He strives to treat every person he meets like a member of the Thrive family. “Teamwork makes the dream work.” -(John Maxwell) Connect with Ben today at!


Kyle Palmer - Order Fulfillment & Special Projects

Kyle Palmer was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and is currently a Senior at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is a member of the Honors College and is pursuing a degree in International Business and Marketing. Kyle is excited to learn and grow with Thrive Orthopedics, and to begin assisting patients in their healing process.

Kyle will be working out of Thrive headquarters in Carmel, Indiana with a focus on developing innovative strategies to maximize customer happiness. Email Kyle at!

Daisy - Chief Cuteness Officer

Daisy grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and attended the prestigious Cuddles & Cuteness Mentorship Program at Thrive University. When not assisting with customer service, invoicing, and shipping at Thrive Headquarters in Indianapolis, Daisy can be found splashing in puddles, snuggling with co-workers, and generally raising the morale of everyone around her.

Looking to join a young, dynamic company experiencing rapid growth? We are always looking (and willing to work with) independent sales reps with experience in the orthopedic market. Shoot us a line today at to inquire.