Ideal Image Development Corporation Announces Santos Figueroa III as the Director of Operations

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The CIO of Ideal Image Development Corporation will now also hold the title of Director of Operations.

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We are excited to have one of our own grow to this important position

Ideal Image Development Corporation (IIDC), corporate headquarters for the leader in laser hair removal has announced that Santos Figueroa will now be taking on the role of Director of Operations. Mr. Figueroa is currently the Ideal Image Development Corporation's Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will continue to hold this position as well as the Director of Operations title.

Figueroa joined IIDC in June, 2004. "He has not only played an instrumental role setting up our world-class information technology systems, he has also proven his great quality of leadership by receiving the highest reviews from those that he provides support to" states Dean Akers, CEO. "We are excited to have one of our own grow to this important position".

Prior to joining Ideal Image, Figueroa had over 14 years experience in Information Technology and Communications both in the private sector and in the government. He worked on several technology integration initiatives in the U.S. Army, he was an Information Security Consultant for the Department of Defense, the Network Operations Manager for Clear Access Communications and the Information Technology Director for NexGen Telcom Communicationis.

As the new Director of Operations Figueroa's primary responsibilities will be to provide leadership and direction to the IIDC support team. He will be responsible for supporting the following departments: Learning and Development, Marketing, IT, Logistics, Franchise Sales, and all other Corporate Office Operations. "My goal is to create a support system at the corporate office that will allow our franchise partners and corporate owned clinics to focus their primary efforts on sales and customer service" states Figueroa.    

Ideal Image is a leader in laser hair removal, and uses advanced techniques for permanent hair reduction at locations worldwide. What separates this growing corporation from the rest is its advancements in the industry, and passion for encouraging high standards of medical training. Ideal Image takes pride in establishing ethical practices and employing medical staff that exhibits unyielding concern for comfort and safety.

About Ideal Image®
Ideal Image was founded in 2001. Ideal Image owns and franchises laser hair removal centers, and is the number one brand leader in laser hair removal with both national and international locations. In May of 2006, Ideal Image raised $16 million in equity and debt financing from H.I.G Capital and Orix Venture Finance.

About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital LLC ("H.I.G.") is a leading private equity and venture capital investment firm with more than $4 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G.'s venture arm focuses on early and mid-stage information technology, life sciences and services businesses that are poised for significant growth while H.I.G.'s private equity arm focuses on investments in management-led buyouts and recapitalizations of profitable and well managed manufacturing or service businesses..For more information, visit http://www.higcapital.com and http://www.higventures.com.

About ORIX Venture Finance LLC
ORIX Venture Finance LLC, a member of the Corporate Finance Group of ORIX USA Corporation, with offices in Silicon Valley; Newport Beach, Calif.; Hartford, Conn.; New York; Northern Virginia; and Dallas, provides enterprise financing to mid- to late-stage companies via acquisition and growth capital. The ORIX Venture Finance team consists of experienced finance professionals who understand the challenges growth companies face and structure flexible financing packages to meet these unique needs. For more information about ORIX Venture Finance, go to http://www.orixventurefinance.com.

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