JOSEPH DEHEER - Co-Founder
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
Mark Langsenkamp - Operations Manager
Mark Langsenkamp is a native Hoosier and joined Thrive as a college intern in 2021. While working as an intern, Mark helped Thrive streamline our inventory management system by utilizing software to automate processes and make the company more efficient. Upon graduation, Mark spent a year in the professional workforce before an opportunity came up to return to Thrive as our Operations Manager. Mark re-joined the team in January of 2024 to assist with internal operations and managing our inventory levels for rapid growth and international expansion. Connect with Mark at email@example.com
Isabelle Vavul - Customer Experience Specialist
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Isabelle completed her Healthcare and Business degree at Butler University. Outside of class, she was involved in College Mentors for Kids, Club Swim Team, and Alpha Phi sorority. Additionally, Isabelle loves going on walks, cooking, hanging out with friends and family, and volunteering in her community.
Isabelle helps Thrive build relationships with clinical partners across the country. Her marketing and sales knowledge along with her passion to help people make her a natural fit for her role in marketing, sales, and order fulfillment. Isabelle joined the team full-time after graduation upon completing her sales and marketing internship with Thrive. Connect with Isabelle at isabelle@thriveorthopedics.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.