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Louis “The Laser Guy”

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Louis Silberman


Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country. NLI also operates one of the busiest medical spas in the country, seeing up to 3,000 clients per month. Louis Silberman was also a semi-finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014 (Prior award recipients include the founders of Google, Starbucks, Southwest Airlines, Dell and Amazon).

He is known for starting, a women’s health and beauty retailer. Louis launched out of his garage in 1998, and it quickly became one of the only profitable online retail health companies and the 6th most visited pharmacy site in the world with 500,000 visitors per month, beating out both CVS and Walgreens. Louis is also the author of Make it Happen…Online sold on Amazon and Make It Happen, a motivational DVD helping individuals turn their passions into a business.

Louis has created and successfully marketed a variety of skin care and nutritional products over the years. He is a nationally recognized medical aesthetics expert, and a contributing editor for some of the country’s largest skin publications, including Skin Inc.Dermascopeand Les Nouvelle. He is both an industry and motivational speaker at large venues nationwide.

Louis is also Co-Founder of Illuma Studios, a full service television and music recording studio where countless health and beauty ventures have been created. Louis has been written up in many publications including Entrepreneur MagazineBusiness 99The Business JournalInternet RetailerWoman’s WorldE-merging BusinessThe Arizona RepublicSkin Inc., and Fortune Small Business.


Matt Gould


Matthew Gould, Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, is an attorney who has had a distinguished career in both law and business. Gould has utilized his entrepreneurial and marketing skills to build several successful companies in natural health and beauty industry. In 2004, the partners created National Laser Institute, a nationally recognized medical aesthetics trade school and medical aesthetics spa and Illuma Studios, a full service advertising agency and production studio for both music and film. Gould and Silberman were recently featured as the two entrepreneurs to watch by Arizona Business Magazine.


David Silberman, MPH


David Silberman, Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, has a reputable career in both health care related business ventures and the non-profit public health sector, developing a strong connection and commitment between National Laser Institute and its broader health and education community. He played an integral role in co-founding National Laser Institute, has served as a consultant to medical spa owners around the United States and is an expert on the regulatory issues of aesthetic laser technologies. Prior to joining his brother, Louis Silberman, and Matt Gould in business in 2000, David held executive level positions at non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. David has a BA in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors for the I Have a Dream Foundation-San Francisco, which he helped start-up in 2000.