5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became CEO: Alex Thiersch

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Friday, October 20, 2017

“What I love about what we do is that we are a company that is for profit, but we get to help people in the process.”
Yitzi: Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”?

I began my career as an employment lawyer and started my own firm in 2007, which led to the eventual creation of AmSpa. My partner had a client who was a nurse in the Southern IL suburbs who owned a med spa and was running a booming business. She was being investigated by the state and had a contractual issue with a plastic surgeon. In the course of helping her, I realized there was no place to find the basic info you need to operate a med spa legally and compliantly, which led to the genesis of AmSpa.

The Med Spa industry is BOOMING. Medical spa industry revenues have been growing at a double-digit pace since 2010, and by more than 20 percent per year since 2013. Medical spas now represent a four billion dollar industry; one that is projected to grow an additional eight percent by 2020. I realized a need for this burgeoning industry to have access to legal and compliance resources and created AmSpa to make a true business out of the med spa industry.