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

Justin Spears - Senior 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 justin@thriveorthopedics.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.com

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 sales@thriveorthopedics.com to inquire.