Crown Executive Leadership

Michael McKenna

Michael McKenna, General Manager and Executive Vice President

Michael McKenna is a seasoned business leader with more than 25 years of commercial expertise within the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Michael joined Bellus Medical, now Crown Aesthetics, in 2017 as Vice President of Sales. He is a strategic thinker who has a strong aptitude for collaboration and engagement that generates brand adoption and customer loyalty. A proven and dedicated leader, his commitment to and belief in what he does are felt throughout his team and the entire organization, inspiring those around him to be at their best, every day.

Previously, Michael was the Vice President of North American Sales and Operations at Suneva Medical where he successfully led strong sales revenue growth over several years while directing the rapid development of Suneva’s outside sales team, customer service group, and inside sales force to support its expanding needs. Prior to that, Michael progressively accomplished 14 years at Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. in various leadership positions where he consistently exceeded annual company sales goals during his tenure.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Management from Auburn University.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Angela McDonald, Global Vice President of Education and Customer Success

Angela began her medical sales career in pharmaceuticals with Merck where she specialized in the implementation and pull-through of hospital contracts. Most notably, she held responsibility for overseeing the annual bid process at Harris County Hospital District, one of the largest Disproportionate Share Hospitals in the nation, and a strategic account nationally for Merck. In this position, Angela rose through the sales ranks, achieving the highest level, Senior Executive Hospital Representative, in 10 years.

Angela transitioned to medical aesthetics in 2010 when recruited by Advanced Skin Technologies, the largest distributor of medical skin care products in Australia, to launch their skincare line, Auspect, in the U.S. Angela was involved in all aspects of the business including sales, marketing, and recruiting. This is where Angela discovered her passion for the aesthetics industry and particularly start-up organizations. While working with AST, Angela developed her interest in microneedling through her work with Genesis Biosystems and their technology, DermaFrac.

Angela was recruited by Crown Aesthetics in 2013 as they began the launch of their flagship product, SkinPen. She was not only drawn to the technology but the collaborative sales approach upon which Crown was being built. Angela was responsible for building, training, and supporting the sales team nationally.

Angela holds a BA in Speech Communications with a minor in Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Brad Cope – Sr. Director of Marketing

Sean Madanipour, Vice President of Aesthetics Marketing

Sean Madanipour is currently the Vice President of Marketing at Crown Aesthetics, where he applies his extensive experience in medical device marketing and leadership to the aesthetics market. With a proven track record of managing early growth to mature brands at Fortune 500 companies, Sean has established himself as a strong leader in the industry.

Prior to his role at Crown Aesthetics, Sean served as the Executive Director of Marketing for Natrelle®, the market-leading Plastic Surgery portfolio at Allergan Aesthetics. In this role, he successfully launched new products, drove significant incremental revenue, and managed the direct-to-consumer program resulting in growth in consumer awareness and brand request.

Before joining Allergan Aesthetics, Sean led the global innovation pipeline for the Prevena™ Incision Management System at Acelity, which was later acquired by 3M™. His work resulted in standard of care adoption, underscoring his ability to drive success across multiple markets and product lines.

Sean’s career began in engineering, where he spent six years developing innovative technologies for use in neuromodulation and smart blood banking markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, as well as an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the UCSD Rady School of Management.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Andrew Moulton, Vice President – International Sales

Andrew has been in the aesthetics industry for 25+ years and brings with him a wealth of international experience. Andrew began his career with major companies such as Coca- Cola and Mattel Toys where he honed his sales skills. In the early 90’s he opened one of the first medi-spas in Texas and went on to build the business over 20 years before they were sold in 2014. During this time, he helped build the private label and branded skincare business for CBI Laboratories and Essential Elements. In addition, he has extensive global sales, business development, chain account, and distributor knowledge.

Andrew’s sales leadership has spanned 70 countries, overseeing inside and field sales representatives as well as practice development managers. He has worked closely with clinical and marketing teams to develop programs and initiatives throughout the world that support customer growth. In addition, Andrew has secured, trained and managed international distributors specifically focused on dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetics. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Joe Kneizeh, Senior Director of National Accounts – West

Joe Kneizeh is a seasoned sales leader with over 15 years of medical aesthetics experience. As a multiple President’s Club award winner in sales and management, Joe has a proven track record of executing new-to-market aesthetic portfolios.

Joe began his career launching Sculptra in San Diego in 2004 before later being promoted to National Sales Trainer. He then worked at Allergan as a Business Development Manager and was responsible for growing Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm sales. Joe also worked at Medicis Aesthetics where he increased Restylane sales each quarter. Joe was one of the first nine Sales Representatives hired to launch CoolSculpting and was there for over 4 years before moving over to Ulthera where he won Presidents Club in his first year. Joe was appointed first Regional Sales Director at Envy Medical nearly 2 years ago and managed a team of eleven highly energetic, engaged members that far exceeded sales expectations.

Joe earned his B.S. in Biology from California Lutheran University.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Giovanna McBryde, Director of National Accounts – East

Giovanna comes to Crown Aesthetics with two decades of sales and sales leadership experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical aesthetics industry. She was a founding member of the Revance Aesthetics National Accounts team that launched a line of dermal fillers and a neurotoxin in the U.S. There she developed a passion for partnering with national accounts and creating winning strategies for mutual success and aesthetic growth. Prior to Revance, Giovanna was Regional Sales Director for HintMD (acquired by Revance), a top performing Area Sales Manager (including Rookie of the Year) at Zeltiq Aesthetics selling CoolSculpting devices, and a consistent top sales performer and award winner at Allergan and Abbott Laboratories. She has earned multiple awards, Presidents Clubs, and promotions over the course of her career.

Giovanna attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Pre-Med and a Master’s degree in marketing. She moved to South Florida upon graduation, where she still lives today. Outside of work she enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and exercise/weight training. Because she lived in Italy as a child, Giovanna also speaks fluent Italian and loves going back to visit whenever she gets a chance.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Kirk Gorman, Senior Sales Director – Mid Atlantic

Kirk Gorman is an accomplished sales leader with over 15 years of medical aesthetics experience. He has a proven track record of sales and management success with multiple President’s Club wins, and also launching new aesthetics products into the market.

Kirk began his Aesthetics career at Bioform/Merz in 2006 and was promoted to Regional Trainer and Executive Platinum Sales Representative. He then joined Suneva Medical in 2014 and was promoted to Sales Director in 2015. He built and managed a Region while successfully growing the business. Kirk spent the past year at Plasma Concepts building a sales force on the East Coast and helping to grow and build demand for a new to market aesthetic technology and device.

Kirk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Education from Rider University.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Jon Bullock, Sales Director – Great Lakes

Jon Bullock is a proven sales producer and leader with over 18 years of medical aesthetics experience. He has 25+ years of sales success and increasing responsibilities in the Pharmaceutical, Injectables, Biologics, Medical Products, and Capital Equipment Industries. Jon has experience in international sales and has held positions in companies ranging from small startups to large, established corporations at all levels of management (Regional Director, National Sales Director, and Vice President of Sales).

Over the past 18 years, he launched and sold some notable products in Aesthetics including Dysport, Restylane Lift, CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, MiraDry, Xeomin, Neocutis, and Cellfina and has won multiple awards. Jon was drawn to Crown Aesthetics because of its dedication to people, product, and potential and he is excited to be a part of Crown’s next growth phase!

Jon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Jennifer Thomas, Sales Director – Northeast

Jennifer Thomas is a talented and innovative sales leader with over 15 years of experience selling and marketing multiple products in pharmaceuticals, medical device, aesthetics and dermatology. Jennifer has a consistent and proven track record of sales success, with expertise launching new products.

Jennifer began her career in pharmaceuticals with Sanofi-Aventis in 2006, where she went on to win several awards and notable achievements, including National Sales Champion. She was promoted into progressively more complex roles; joining the aesthetics business in 2010 where she launched Sculptra Aesthetic. Jennifer dramatically increased sales, finishing number one in overall growth in 2011. She went on to become an aesthetic and corrective account manager at Galderma in 2014, where she was responsible for growing the Restylane family of products, Dysport and Sculptra Aesthetic. In that time, Jennifer successfully launched multiple new products in the Restylane line and recognized for excellence and top performances. Since joining Crown in 2019, becoming a regional sales trainer in 2020, where she discovered a passion for working and developing field sales. Jennifer brings a customer centric approach to the business.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing Management from Youngstown State University.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Shannyn Tupper, Sales Director – Southwest

Shannyn’s background is business development and commercial sales training. She owned a company specializing in training customer facing positions across industries from 2009 – 2013. Shannyn taught a program she developed to increase sales, and increase customer retention by differentiating her client’s brand. She believes in the power of excellent customer service and brings a concierge approach to aesthetics.

From 2013 – 2019 she worked at Suneva Medical, as National Training Manager. During this time the company launched a new brand as well as two new products in the regenerative aesthetics market. Shannyn learned from some of the true leaders in the field of aesthetics in this role. She found a passion in teaching her accounts the importance of a comprehensive training program.

In 2019 she joined Evolus Aesthetic to launch the newest neuromodulator, Jeuveau. She absolutely loved being back in the field, but the pandemic cut this role short.

She joined Crown Aesthetics in 2020 as the Los Angeles Territory Manager and grew her territory to its current state with three representatives now covering LA.

In 2022 she was promoted to Southwest Sales Director, managing a team of ten representatives spanning Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada , and Utah.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Sarah Fulton, Sales Director –Northwest

Sarah Fulton is a dynamic and award-winning sales professional, acknowledged for 15 years of success in aesthetics sales. Sarah has won multiple President Club’s including Rookie of the Year, three times, Representative of the Year, twice, and most recently Rookie of the Year in 2020 and MVP of the West Region at Crown Aesthetics in 2020/21. Sarah has developed impactful sell-through programs, helped to onboard and lead top National Accounts and has been promoted to Senior Sales roles throughout her career due to her record of consistent excellence both in revenue growth and leadership amongst her peers.

Sarah started her career at Obagi Medical in 2005 and was promoted to Senior Sales Executive after winning multiple awards and contests. Then moved to Envy Medical and helped to bring their spotlight technology Dermalinfusion to acquisition with Allergan. Then after helping the Allergan team onboard the Envy product line, she moved over to Crown Aesthetics due to the dedication the leadership team has to their people and the innovative technologies they represent. She has been a top performer exceeding her goal consecutive quarters since her start date in July 2019 and has found great joy in mentoring multiple team members throughout her tenure. Sarah is excited to transition her effort from individual sales and clinical training to team leadership by taking the Pacific Northwest Regional Director role.

Sarah holds a Masters of Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from Long Island University

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Kirk Ludwigsen, Sales Director – Central

Kirk is a proactive and highly successful aesthetic sales leader and revenue growth driver. He’s recognized as an established and proven medical industry specialist with extensive knowledge and experience. He’s a consistent over-achiever measured by quarterly goals, metrics, and key performance indicators.

Overall, Kirk has 10+ years of industry experience with over a dozen new successful product launches and multiple president club awards throughout his career. He has gained management experience and executive level training at global organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Amgen, and Novo Nordisk. He discovered his passion for aesthetics while launching a hyaluronic acid-based product with Encore Dermatology. Following his success at Encore, he joined Evolus to launch Jeuveau, the first aesthetic only neurotoxin in the US. From there, he spent three years as VP of Aesthetics for US Dermatology Partners where he supported an internal organization of aesthetically focused practitioners, nurse injectors, and aestheticians. Under his leadership his division grew by focusing on bundling services, investing in cutting edge technology, and pairing skincare products to every transaction. Kirk joined Crown Aesthetics in 2024 due to their unique company culture, leadership team, and robust product pipeline.

Kirk earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Marketing and Business Management from the Eller College of Management at The University of Arizona.

Jennifer Block – Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Luke Lamport, Sales Director – Southeast

Luke Lamport is an accomplished and enterprising sales leader with over 20 years of practical experience in both dermatology and medical aesthetics. Throughout his career, he has consistently exceeded targets by implementing strategic initiatives and fostering strong customer relationships. To date, Luke has amassed 10 President’s Club awards at 4 different companies, including 2 Rookie of the Year awards and 3 Representative of the Year honors.

Luke began his career in the pharmaceutical space with Dermik Laboratories and later diversified his resume with various accelerated sales and leadership opportunities. He entered the aesthetic arena in 2016 with Allergan, selling Botox and the Juvéderm collection of facial fillers. Luke transitioned to a role with Evolus in early 2019 to launch Jeuveau, the first aesthetic-only neuromodulator available in the United States. Luke eventually joined Crown Aesthetics in 2024, drawn to the diverse, market-leading portfolio of products and the customer-centric executive leadership team.

With a passion for mentorship and innovation, Luke empowers his team to excel and adapt to changing market dynamics. His track record of success and collaborative leadership style make him a trusted partner in achieving business objectives.

Luke attended Baylor University on an academic scholarship, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College.