Philipp Lang, MD, MBAChief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of the Board
Dr. Lang founded ConforMIS in 2004 and has served as Chairman of the Board since its founding. He has been Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. Dr. Lang's management experience includes positions as the Director of the Musculoskeletal Radiology and Distinguished Weissman Chair at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lang is also the founder of Imaging Therapeutics, Inc.. He has previously served as a Member on the Board of Directors of ViOptix, Inc. Dr. Lang has an extensive background in the medical device industry and has provided strategic leadership as an inventor of more than 80 patents, pending or issued, in the U.S. and abroad. He has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an MD from Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg School of Medicine in Germany.
David Cerveny, JDSenior Vice President, Intellectual Property & General Counsel
Mr. Cerveny is responsible for managing ConforMIS' legal affairs as well as for developing and implementing ConforMIS' intellectual property portfolio and strategy. Prior to joining ConforMIS, Mr. Cerveny was the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for Palomar Medical Technologies, where he managed a patent portfolio widely regarded as the strongest in that industry. He has a law degree from Boston College Law School, and was formerly an associate with Proskauer Rose and a partner at Hale & Dorr (now WilmerHale). In total, he has over ten years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property and medical devices. He has successfully represented clients in a host of domestic and international venues, and was twice named a Massachusetts SuperLawyers rising star. He successfully defended Palomar Medical in a patent infringement trial in the Eastern District of Texas, where a jury determined that there was no infringement and that the asserted patent claims were invalid. Prior to law school, Mr. Cerveny earned a degree in biomedical engineering at Marquette University, and worked for five years with McDonnell Douglas Corporation developing digital flight control systems for military aircraft.
Rob LawSenior Vice President, Sales
Mr. Law is responsible for all aspects of sales management, sales operations and the expansion of ConforMIS' direct sales force and distributor network in the United States. Mr. Law has more than 25 years of medical device sales, distribution, marketing and business development experience. Most recently, Mr. Law held the role of Vice-President of Sales, US Western Region, for ConforMIS. He has served as a member of the sales management team since 2007. In this position, Mr. Law has helped launch every product that ConforMIS has commercialized, delivered regional sales growth of greater than 100% each year, and implemented a performance oriented sales culture. Before ConforMIS, Mr. Law was a partner in CORE Outpatient Services, a medical device distributor representing Wright Medical, Linvatec, Cryolife and Genzyme. Mr. Law began his medical device career at SportsWorld Orthopedics, where he held various senior executive roles including Vice-President of Sales. Mr. Law holds a BS in Kinesiology from Kansas State University.
Jong Lee, MBASenior Vice President, Marketing & Senior Vice President, Business Strategy
Mr. Lee joined ConforMIS in 2007 and is responsible for developing and implementing the marketing and competitive strategy for ConforMIS. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Lee spent 14 years in a variety of roles at Monitor Group, a leading international strategy consulting firm. Over his career, he has been responsible for leading competitive and marketing strategy project for Fortune 500 clients, M&A valuation and due diligence, business plan development for VC and private equity firms, and organizational design and development efforts. In the five years prior to joining ConforMIS, Mr. Lee focused on product marketing strategy for clients in the medical devices sector, including overseeing the Monitor team that worked on the highly successful launch of the TAXUS drug eluting stent. Mr. Lee has an A.B from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Matthew ScottSenior Vice President, Operations
Mr. Scott leads the operations functions, including production management, manufacturing engineering, and the Computer Aided Design manufacturing groups. He brings more than 10 years of experience in the medical device industry to ConforMIS. Most recently, Mr. Scott was the Director of Operations at Zimmer Dental, where he led all operations functions, including global supply chain management, production management, manufacturing engineering, and the CAD manufacturing group. Prior to that, Matt was Director of Global Operations at Zimmer Holdings. In this capacity, Matt was responsible for a global production start-up and transfer team that helped further internationalize Zimmer's orthopedic manufacturing footprint, including the initial management of Zimmer's manufacturing facilities in Ireland. He also led teams that focused on managing inventory reduction and continuous improvement for Zimmer on a global scale. Mr. Scott began his career with General Electric as a member of Technical Leadership Program. Mr. Scott has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.
John SlaminSenior Vice President, Knee Implant Engineering
Mr. Slamin is responsible for overseeing all product engineering and development for the ConforMIS line of knee implants. Prior to ConforMIS, Mr. Slamin spent more than 30 years in Research & Development at Johnson & Johnson's Orthopaedic Division, now DePuy. He was responsible for the product development activities that led to the PFC Total Knee System in 1986 and the Sigma Total Knee System in 1996. He coordinated the design and development of the world's first fully integrated and implantable electronic knee in collaboration with Clifford W. Colwell, MD of SCORE in LaJolla, California , and he is the recipient of the Johnson Medal for outstanding Research and Development achievements. Mr. Slamin is the holder of 7 patents related to knee implant engineering. Mr. Slamin is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston Massachusetts.
Daniel Steines, MD, MSSenior Vice President, R&D
Dr. Steines leads the software engineering teams at ConforMIS and is responsible for the development of image processing and implant design algorithms and applications. He has more than 10 years of experience in research and development of medical image analysis and computer graphics applications. In the past, he held research positions at Stanford University and the Charit in Berlin (Germany), working in the areas of new imaging techniques to assess osteoarthritis and articular cartilage as well as novel medical video applications. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Research & Development for Imaging Therapeutics, where he was responsible for the development of image analysis applications for diagnosis of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Dr. Steines has an MD from the Technical University of Aachen (Germany) and an MS in computer science from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany).
Amita Shah, MSVice President, Regulatory and Quality Affairs
Ms. Shah leads the quality assurance and regulatory affairs functions, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry to ConforMIS. Prior to joining ConforMIS, Ms. Shah served as Director of Quality Assurance at Confluent Surgical. In this role, she was instrumental in building the quality system, maintaining regulatory compliance and assisting in premarket submissions that led to the company's successful launch of surgical sealants before it was acquired by Covidien. Ms. Shah also has over a decade of experience in cardiovascular devices with C.R. Bard, where she advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in the QA and RA functions. Ms. Shah has a BS in Biology and Chemistry and an MS in Organic Chemistry, as well as a Regulatory Affairs Certification.
Peter Traynor, CPA, MSFChief Financial Officer
Mr. Traynor is responsible for the finance, accounting, IT, and human resource functions at ConforMIS. In this role he manages the development and evaluation of short- and long-term financial objectives, drives the financial planning and analysis process, ensures internal controls are in place, ensures compliance with GAAP, and advises on financial implications of business activities. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Traynor spent 10 years at Genzyme, a global biotechnology firm. Over his career, he has been responsible for financial planning and analysis, SEC filings, SOX compliance, fundraising for start-up companies, M&A analysis and negotiation, implementation of financial systems, and international operations. Prior to Genzyme, he worked for Apollo Computer and Lotus Development in a variety of financial management roles, including overseas assignments. He is a CPA with Big Four experience. He earned a BA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and a MS in Finance from Bentley University.