Philipp Lang, MD, MBAChief Executive Officer and President
Dr. Lang is our founder and has served on our board of directors since March 2004, including as Chairman of our board of directors from March 2004 to February 2015. He has also served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. He was also the founder of ImaTx, Inc., one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, which focuses on osteoporosis screening. He previously held positions as the director of the musculoskeletal radiology unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School from September 2001 to September 2008 and as Distinguished Weissman Chair from May 2006 to September 2008. Dr. Lang has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management and an M.D. from Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg School of Medicine in Germany. Dr. Lang has provided strategic leadership as an inventor of technology underlying more than 500 patents and patent applications in the United States and abroad.
Paul Weiner, CPAChief Financial Officer
Mr. Weiner has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Weiner spent 18 years at Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., or Palomar, a company engaged in research, development, manufacturing and sales of medical laser devices for aesthetic treatments, prior to its acquisition by Cynosure, Inc. He served in a number of roles at Palomar, including corporate controller, vice president of finance and, finally, chief financial officer, a position he held for 11 years. Prior to Palomar, Mr. Weiner was the chief financial officer at Hygenetics Environmental Services, Inc., an environmental consulting company, and worked in public accounting for Ernst & Young and Wolf & Company. Mr. Weiner is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. in Accounting from Bryant University.
Daniel Steines, MD, MSChief Technology Officer
Dr. Steines has served as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2014. From July 2004 to June 2014, he was our Senior Vice President of Research & Development. Prior to joining us, he served as the Senior Vice President of Research & Development for ImaTx, Inc., one of our wholly-owned subsidiaries, from September 2001 to July 2004, where he was responsible for the development of image analysis applications for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Prior to that, he held research positions at Stanford University and The Charité, Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, working in the areas of new imaging techniques to assess osteoarthritis and articular cartilage as well as novel medical video applications. Dr. Steines has an M.S. in computer science from the Technical University Berlin and an M.D. from the Technical University of Aachen.
David Cerveny, JDChief Legal Officer and General Counsel
Mr. Cerveny has served as our Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel since October 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cerveny was the chief intellectual property counsel for Palomar, where he managed an extensive patent portfolio, active patent litigation and licensing strategy. He also was previously a partner at Hale and Dorr LLP, now Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and an associate at Proskauer Rose LLP. Prior to law school, Mr. Cerveny worked as a systems engineer developing flight control systems for McDonnell Douglas Corporation, an aerospace manufacturing corporation now part of The Boeing Company. Mr. Cerveny has a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Marquette University and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Adam Hayden, MS, MBASenior Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Hayden has served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing since April 2015, with responsibility for our international sales, product management, corporate communications, meetings and events and medical education outreach. From June 2013 to April 2015, he served as our Vice President, Marketing. From May 2012 to May 2013, he led our knee product management efforts. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hayden held various senior marketing positions from May 2007 to December 2011 at Smith & Nephew, a medical device company specializing in joint replacement products, including director of marketing responsible for global biomaterials franchise. From May 2002 to May 2007, he also held senior marketing positions at Johnson & Johnson’s Orthopaedic Division, now DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., or Depuy. Prior to his career in orthopedics, Mr. Hayden served as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Mr. Hayden has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Rick PaxtonVice President, Sales, Eastern U.S. and Area Vice President, Southeast U.S.
Mr. Paxton has served as our Vice President, Sales, Eastern U.S. since February 2014, with responsibility for all aspects of sales management for the Eastern United States regions, and Area Vice President, Southeast U.S. since January 2013. From April 2011 to December 2012, he was a member of our Regional Sales Management team. From February 2000 to April 2011, Mr. Paxton served in various sales and sales management positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc, or GSK, a global healthcare company. Prior to GSK, Mr. Paxton served as a regional sales manager at NeuroMetrix, Inc., a medical device distributor, and a sales representative in the Patient Care Division of Procter & Gamble Co., a global manufacturer of household products. Mr. Paxton has a B.S.B.A. with a Business Law concentration from Western Carolina University.
Marc QuartulliVice President, Clinical Affairs
Mr. Quartulli has served as our Vice President, Clinical Affairs since April 2015. From July 2011 to March 2015, he was our Senior Director, Clinical Affairs. Prior to joining us, Mr. Quartulli served as a consultant for Globus Medical from January 2011 to Jun 2011 following their acquisition of Facet Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of spinal implants, where he had served as director of clinical affairs from March 2006 to December 2010. Prior to that, he served as a clinical manager at NDO Surgical, Inc. and as a senior clinical research associate at Boston Scientific. Mr. Quartulli has over 18 years of experience in clinical research which began at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in clinical affairs roles. Mr. Quartulli has a B.S. in Biology from Siena College.
Amita Shah, MSSenior Vice President, Regulatory and Quality Affairs
Ms. Shah has served as our Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Quality Affairs since August 2008, with responsibility for quality assurance and regulatory affairs functions. Prior to joining us, Ms. Shah served as director of quality assurance and regulatory affairs at ESA Biosciences, Inc., a diagnostic medical device company, from January 2008 to July 2008, where she led and managed the company’s quality assurance and regulatory affairs activities. Prior to that, Ms. Shah served as the director of quality affairs at Confluent Surgical Inc., a cranial and spinal sealant company. Ms. Shah also has over a decade of experience in cardiovascular devices with C.R. Bard, Inc., a medical device company, where she advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in the quality assurance and regulatory affairs functions. Ms. Shah has a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and an M.S. in Organic Chemistry, both from Kanpur University in India, as well as a Regulatory Affairs Certification from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society.
John SlaminSenior Vice President, Product Engineering
Mr. Slamin has served as our Senior Vice President, Product Engineering since October 2007, with responsibility for overseeing all product engineering and development of our knee implants. Before joining us, Mr. Slamin spent more than 30 years in research and development at Johnson & Johnson’s Orthopaedic Division, now DePuy, where he was responsible for product development activities. Mr. Slamin is the holder of seven patents related to knee implant engineering. Mr. Slamin has an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.