About Us

About Us

About Us

About Us

About Us

Located in the scenic Hudson Valley about 100 miles north of New York City, Topical BioMedics was founded in Rhinebeck NY, in 1994. Topricin products can be found in 40,000 doors across the U.S. Our products can also be found right here on topricin.com. You can also find Topricin products online at amazon.com, walmart.com, walgreens.com, target.com, and jet.com.

The Topricin Team

The Topricin Team

Topricin is home to employees who care about helping you manage and eliminate your pain!
The team consists of caring, dedicated people who’ve amassed years of expertise in the use of natural topical biomedicines for pain relief. The Topricin family consists of masters in the art of product development, brand story, sales, marketing, strategy, creative, distribution, customer service, and so much more.

Executives

Executives

Steven J. Spiegel

CEO / Board Member

Steve Spiegel has been affiliated with Topricin for more than twenty years, since restructuring the company in 1998 to facilitate its future growth. Since being named CEO by Topical BioMedic’s Board in the third quarter of 2019, Steve is charting a new course for the company. Based on Topricin’s 25-year history of safety & efficacy, along with new science that explains its unique mechanisms of action, Steve is confident that Topricin will continue to grow market share in-store and online. A lawyer, director, advisor, and investor in numerous wellness-related companies over more than a quarter century, Steve is the author of the critically-acclaimed book “The Heart of Wellness: A Short History of a New Age.” Steve has been profiled by Apple Computer as the creative lawyer “who has taken ‘Think Different’ to a whole new level” and by a former law firm, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom as “a true renaissance man—solo practitioner, serial entrepreneur, environmental activist, author and musician.” Steve is a graduate of Brown University, where he was awarded best thesis in honors history, and Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar each academic year.

Andy Kadison

CMO

Andy Kadison is an executive, communicator, I.P. creator, brand builder, writer, and award-winning producer/creative director. Andy has led complex management teams with a focus on operations, strategy, creative, sales, and global reach & engagement. A former EVP at Sony Music and senior executive at Viacom, Andy manages all company operations, marketing and creative. He works closely with Topricin employees to insure the growth of each team member, with chief responsibility for overall company operations, consumer engagement and revenue generation.

Karina Gratta

VP of Operations and Distribution

 


Margaret Martino

Operations Manager

 


Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Formerly, Aurora was the first Business Development Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics in Staten Island, New York. There, she oversaw 150 professionals, and was responsible for the group's successful expansion into the local metropolitan marketplace. Ms. Paradise traveled extensively around the country for this company and participated in special national events and training events attracting in excess of 1000 participants.

Formerly, Aurora was the first Business Development Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics in Staten Island, New York. There, she oversaw 150 professionals, and was responsible for the group's successful expansion into the local metropolitan marketplace. Ms. Paradise traveled extensively around the country for this company and participated in special national events and training events attracting in excess of 1000 participants.

Margaret Martino

Executive Assistant

Directors

Dennis Barnett

Board Chair

Full Bio

Chairman of the Topical BioMedics board Dennis Barnett is President of “Propinquity Associates” Business and Management. Propinquity Associates specializes in Knowledge Management and People Development. Before forming Propinquity Associates, Dennis Barnett worked for Champion International Corporation as a Director of Technology and Knowledge Transfer. Dennis served as a Vice President for the New York City Transit Authority managing their Quality, Testing and Inspection Functions. He also directed and managed laboratories for Champion International Corporation, The New York City Transit Authority and PepsiCo Incorporated. He began his technical work experience with the Union Carbide Corporation working in Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry.

Dennis holds a Master of Science Degree from Fordham University in Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Herbert H. Lehman College in Chemistry. He formerly served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Dennis was an Adjunct Professor at New York University and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Clarkson University while also teaching undergraduate courses at Marist College and the Culinary Institute of America. Dennis has served as the Interim Associate Dean for Business Management at the Culinary Institute.

Dennis’ most recent publication is a book titled, “Knowledge is not Power nor is value Serendipitous, Using what you have to make your business profitable”. This book can be found on www.amazon.com.

Joe Mazzarella

Board Member

Full Bio

Joe Mazzarella has over 25 years of business experience, serving in a variety senior executive leadership roles. In addition to his role as a Director of Topical BioMedics he currently serves as a Board member to and the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Mutualink, Inc., a global leader in secure multimedia interoperable communications and information sharing solutions for public safety, emergency response and defense sectors. Mr. Mazzarella has over 25 years of experience in technology and network communications, including location, wireless communications, networking, video, sensor and IoT technologies. Mr. Mazzarella holds over 20 US Patents in areas ranging from computing, communications, IoT, wearable computing and applied AI.

Prior to Mutualink, Mr. Mazzarella served as the General Counsel to Smartlink Radio Networks, Inc., a developer of a multi-protocol switching technology, and also served as a board representative to TruePosition, Inc., an E-911 wireless location company. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of senior executive management roles with Connecticut Telephone and started his legal career with the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood in Stamford, CT. practicing corporate, finance, and technology law.
Mr. Mazzarella has a J.D., Cum Laude, from Tulane Law School. He earned a B.S., Chemistry, with honors, from Hobart College.

In 2018, Mr. Mazzarella received a 2018 “Leaders in Law” honor as a 25 top in-house counsel in New England by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House magazines.

David Rosenthal

Board Member

Full Bio

For almost 43 years Director David Rosenthal is Partner of Counsel for BlumShapiro, a leading accounting firm located in Hartford CT. David provides accounting and auditing services to clients in the manufacturing and wholesale/distribution, management consulting, financial services, legal and medical industries. David serves in an advisory role on many of the firm’s engagements, with a special emphasis on strategic succession planning. David has served a term as the North American Chair of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide alliance of regional accounting firms. David holds a BS in accounting from NYU.

John Stanton

Board Member

Full Bio

Director John Stanton is a Pharmacist who began studies at Albany College of Pharmacy (Union University), and graduated in June 1969. In 1975 John became a partner in Northern Dutchess Pharmacy, and helped build the business into a leading regional pharmacy.

John has served as a Board member for Gemini Technology as well as Widescope Resources. In 1995 John became involved with Topical Biomedics Inc, and has been a company director for over 20 years. During his tenure, John has seen the company grow from distribution in just a few doors to carriage in over 40,000 doors across the country.

From 2001 to 2015 John worked for WalMart as a Pharmacy Manager. Recognizing his ability to turn troubled pharmacies into productive business units, John became a turn around specialist managing several pharmacies in the Sarasota Florida area. In addition to training candidates to become Pharmacy Managers, John oversaw the Intern Program for future pharmacists.

In 2009 John was presented with Pharmacy Manager of the Year Award.

Founders

Lou Paradise

Co-Founder / Product Formulator / Board Member

Lou Paradise is a Marine Corps combat veteran, accomplished natural medicines researcher, and product developer. Lou created Topricin healing technology to treat the pain of combat injuries he suffered from the physical demands of helicopter rescue combat duty. A recognized thought leader and expert in pain management, homeopathic medicines &. therapies, and nutritional supplements to stimulate health and healing, Lou has been speaking out on opioid addiction and prevention for 25-years. He believes no one should live in pain or suffer the serious side effects of chemical pain pills simply because they don’t know all their options. Lou knows that Topricin Pain Relief products help restore hope and quality of life so every person can do the things they Love with the people they Love.

Lou Paradise

Co-Founder / Product Formulator / Board Member

Lou Paradise is a Marine Corps combat veteran, accomplished natural medicines researcher, and product developer. Lou created Topricin healing technology to treat the pain of combat injuries he suffered from the physical demands of helicopter rescue combat duty. A recognized thought leader and expert in pain management, homeopathic medicines &. therapies, and nutritional supplements to stimulate health and healing, Lou has been speaking out on opioid addiction and prevention for 25-years. He believes no one should live in pain or suffer the serious side effects of chemical pain pills simply because they don’t know all their options. Lou knows that Topricin Pain Relief products help restore hope and quality of life so every person can do the things they Love with the people they Love.

Aurora Paradise

Co-Founder

Aurora Paradise

Formerly, Aurora was the first Business Development Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics in Staten Island, New York. There, she oversaw 150 professionals, and was responsible for the group's successful expansion into the local metropolitan marketplace. Ms. Paradise traveled extensively around the country for this company and participated in special national events and training events attracting in excess of 1000 participants.

Aurora Paradise

Co-Founder

Aurora Paradise has 45-years of experience in retail and direct sales, with 25 years’ experience as co-founder of Topical BioMedics. Aurora’s passion led to the creation of newer Topricin products including; Fibro, Sports and After burn creams. Aurora is involved in sales, distribution, media, supply chain management, and planning. Aurora’s passion for helping people started as a senior sales director and trainer for Mary Kay Cosmetics. She used her thoughtfulness -- and May Kay cosmetics -- on women in nursing homes to remind them how beautiful they still are. Aurora brings passion and a sensitive heartfelt touch to everything she does. She is most proud of the lives that have been changed by Topricin.

Finance

Finance

Mike Ossolinski

Controller

Tamanika Hammond

Senior Accountant

Mike Ossolinski

Controller

Tamanika Hammond

Senior Accountant

Creative Services

Creative Services

Creative Services

Elizabeth Paradise

Media Director

Michael Chichetti

Creative Director

Natural Channel

Natural Channel

Richard Cividanes

Brand Manager / Educator

Suja Hart

Brand Manager

Richard Cividanes

Brand Manager / Educator

Suja Hart

Brand Manager

Sales Support

Sales Support

Linda Zastenchik

Senior Sales Coordinator

Sierra Gulick

Customer Service

IT

IT

Neal Tanner

IT Director

Shipping / Warehouse

Shipping / Warehouse

Nate Chinkan

Shipping Manager

Jason Bittner

Shipping Clerk

Jonathan Heath

Assistant Shipping Manager