Module 12: Capital Investments

Module 12: Capital Investments

This course is part of the Certified Aesthetic Practice Program. 

Equipment purchasing and leasing are one of the biggest expenses a practice faces, and consequently can make or break your P&L. Don’t miss this insightful session diving into the equipment you need based on market demand and your service mix; vendor selection and research; negotiating; financing; service contracts and more.  

This module will cover: 
• Choosing the right device(s) for your practice
• When it’s time to add another device 
• Leasing vs. purchasing
• Vetting vendors
• Purchase & service contract negotiations

Paul S. Nassif, MD, FACS (Moderator)

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon


Dr. Paul Nassif is a world-renowned Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon operating a large. successful practice in Beverly Hills Ca. and Medical Spas in Beverly Hills, CA and Manchester, UK. He is Star of E!’s Botched, a reality show that airs in 166 countries that highlights his expertise as he remedies the most extreme plastic surgeries gone wrong. Specializing in Facial Plastic Surgery and Rhinoplasty, Dr. Paul Nassif is an internationally celebrated Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon whose pioneering techniques have gained worldwide acclaim from his patients, his peers, and the media.  Dr. Nassif’s esteemed background allows him to treat patients with even the most critical, complex cases, leading to him being known as the facial plastic surgeon who is “Trusted with Faces Worldwide®”.

John-Paul Smolenski

President and CEO

MMP Capital

John-Paul Smolenski founded MMP Capital in 2013 and serves as President and CEO. Over the past eight years, he has been the driving force behind MMP Capital’s significant growth, establishing MMP Capital as a leader in equipment financing, leasing, and unsecured capital financing. Beyond its streamlined approach to financing, MMP Capital is recognized for its quality service, highly competitive rates, and loans that are often approved within hours.

Prior to founding MMP Capital, John-Paul built his career in the financing of medical equipment, spending seven years with two companies learning the industry and fostering strong customer, vendor, and banking relationships. With MMP Capital, he used those strengths and relationships to develop better solutions to meeting the financing needs of business owners and medical professionals in a variety of industries and practice areas. 

A key component of John-Paul’s leadership is his personalized approach and attention to detail.  Under his guidance, MMP Capital representatives respond to all inquiries – email, phone, or text — within 5-10 minutes and will track a customer’s performance through custom analytics to offer expert advice and an overall better experience.

In addition to his professional achievements, John-Paul is actively involved in his community helping those who need it most. His education-based scholarship program – MMP Tots – provides scholarships to private K-8th grade schools. On his native Long Island, John-Paul is a member of the Brookville Country Club and an active member of the Maria Regina parish.  

John-Paul attended Purdue University, where he was nominated and served as captain of the Men’s Track and Field Team in 2004-2005. At Purdue University, he also distinguished himself as a Big Ten conference champion in 2005 and an NCAA All American in 2005. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. 

Among his professional affiliations, John-Paul is a member of the Aesthetic Industry Association and serves on the group’s Advisory Board as a commitment to the long-term health and sustainability of the medical aesthetic industry.

Mike White, CPA

Principal, Healthcare

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Mike White has extensive experience in strategic planning and business development within the healthcare industry, including budgeting, accounting and buy/sell-side support projects with a focus on Aesthetics, Medical Spas and Dental practices.

Emily Brems, MBA

Consulting CFO, Health Care


Emily serves as a Consulting CFO within CLA’s health care industry. She has focused her career in multilocation healthcare companies, including Hospital Systems, Private Practice, Dental Organizations and in the MedSpa space. Holding executive roles, she has successfully scaled companies through de novo’s, effective integration of mergers & acquisitions, and organic growth. As a metrics driven executive, she strives to help clients identify opportunities within their segment for market growth, diversification and product development. Working well with diverse teams, Emily can quickly assess and identify meaningful ways to increase productivity, financial efficiencies and successful target marketing.


Virtual Course
11/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/08/2022
11/08/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/08/2022
5 Questions
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12 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  0/12 points to pass
12 Questions  |  2 attempts  |  0/12 points to pass
Credit Issued
1.00 Certified Aesthetic Practice Program credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 Certified Aesthetic Practice Program credit  |  No certificate available