Thermi is a leading developer and manufacturer of temperautre controlled energy systems for plastic surgery and dermatology applications.  The company is focused on the worldwide distribution of its products.  Our products are based on the science of heat, using SmartTip technology to enable cosmetic physicians to use temperature as an endpoint.

The company was founded on a philosophy of engaging the physician owner in the advancement of the exciting field of aesthetic medicine.  Every customer is invited to participate in the Thermi Clinical Advisory Council (CAC).  The CAC is a collegial body, which encourages a free exchange of ideas.  CAC member participation helps to accelerate learning and maximizing of both clinical and financial success. 

Meet the Executive Team

Paul Herchman - CEO of Thermi
Paul Herchman
Chief Executive Officer

Thermi® marks the reuniting of Paul Herchman and Kevin O’Brien, who together in 1989 founded, developed and operated Medical Alliance, Inc., a nationwide pioneer in mobile surgical and aesthetic technology services. Under Herchman and O’Brien’s leadership, Medical Alliance, Inc. was designated as the 7th fastest growing private company by the Dallas 100 awards sponsored by the SMU Cox School of Business, and in 1994 was named by Inc. magazine as the 317th fastest growing private company in the United States. In 1996, MAI completed its IPO in an offering underwritten by Bear Stearns, was listed on NASDAQ as MAI, and at the end of 2000, the Company was sold to ICN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now Valeant Pharmaceuticals.

Paul was CEO of MedSurge Advances, which developed into one of the nation’s largest independent provider of aesthetic medicine products and services to physicians from 2003-2007 having launched 228 medical spas and provided assistance to more than 350 physicians who have entered the field of aesthetic medicine. MedSurge was named by Inc. magazine in 2007 as the 387th fastest growing private company in the United States. According to Inc., in 2002-2003 MedSurge also ranked among the 10 fastest-growing private companies in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Paul serves on the Board of Directors for BioNorth Texas and is a mentor for Health Wildcatters. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Lasers, Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and was on the Board of Directors of Sona Med Spa from 2001-2003.

Paul’s top areas of expertise include; Capitalization of all stage businesses, Business Development and Healthcare with a focus on Elective Procedures.

Best way to contact is via email at pherchman@thermi.com.

Kevin O'Brien - President and Chief Operating Officer of Thermi
Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O’Brien is an experienced executive with an entrepreneurial background spanning more than 20 years. Kevin’s leadership and creative approach has been instrumental in many successful product launches such as the UltraPulse, Thermalase, FotoFacial, ZENO, Smartlipo, SmartXide DOT and Body-Jet. As a founding executive of Medical Alliance, Inc., Kevin was an instrumental figure in the development and growth of the company from startup to a successful IPO. More recently, as President of Eclipsemed, Ltd., he led the company’s transition from a regional distributor to a national manufacturing and distribution company.

Mike McDonald - Chief Financial Officer of Thermi
Mike McDonald
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Mike McDonald is an entrepreneurial individual with over 25 years of experience in the creation, financing, growth, and exit of a variety of business types. Mike brings a proven record of success with the ability to raise capital, obtain debt, and ensure strong financial and operational controls, while working effectively with all leaders in the organization. Mike was the CFO, COO and President of both SBMI and Primcogent. He has also been an operational and financial leader for SPI, a global business outsourcing company focused on healthcare, financial services, and litigation support, as well as, Truckload USA, a logistics distribution company for the past ten years. In addition, Mike has owned and operated retail stores across DFW. Mike has over ten years of proven leadership experience in financial services, call center units, and acquisitions/mergers for top companies located in the USA.