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The team


OUR GROWTH AND EXPANSION IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE COLLECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBER.

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The team


OUR GROWTH AND EXPANSION IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE COLLECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS OF EACH INDIVIDUAL TEAM MEMBER.

scientific advisory board

The Innovasis Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of some of the most dynamic and experienced spine surgeons in the country. Their reliable feedback is essential to Innovasis as we navigate this ever evolving industry.

Sigurd Berven, M.D.

Sigurd Berven, M.D.

Jason Tinley, M.D.

Jason Tinley, M.D.

Chambliss Harrod, M.D.

Chambliss Harrod, M.D.

Themi Protopsaltis, M.D.

Themi Protopsaltis, M.D.

Milan Herceg, M.D.

Milan Herceg, M.D.

James Schwender, M.D.

James Schwender, M.D.

Michael Hisey, M.D.

Michael Hisey, M.D.

Stephen Tolhurst, M.D.

Stephen Tolhurst, M.D.

Michael LaGrone, M.D.

Michael LaGrone, M.D.

Justin Tortolani, M.D.

Justin Tortolani, M.D.

William Lavelle, M.D.

William Lavelle, M.D.

Eric Wieser, M.D.

Eric Wieser, M.D.

 

Innovasis Executive team members

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Mike English is the company's President. Before joining Innovasis, Mike was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Amendia Inc. He has over 18 years of experience in the spine sector including executive sales leadership roles with NuVasive and DePuy Spine Johnson & Johnson. He is a graduate of the Wharton Healthcare Executive Leadership Program.


Jim Kwan is the Company's Vice President of Operations. He has over 25 years of experience serving in operational and technical leadership roles at SeaSpine, Integra Lifesciences, Tornier Orthopedics, St. Jude Medical, and others. Jim received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and his MBA in Operations/Manufacturing Systems from the University of St. Thomas.


Marshall McCarty is the company's Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Innovasis.  He has over 35 years experience in the Quality and Regulatory field with medical and In vitro diagnostic devices.  Prior to joining Innovasis in 2009, Marshall was Director of QA/RA at Idaho Technology for five years.


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Mike Wheelock is the company's Vice President of Sales.  Mike has held numerous leadership roles in medical device sales over 25 years in the industry including Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic, DePuy and Spinal Elements. His experience includes building and leading direct and distributor sales organizations across the United States.  Mike’s achievements include leading his previous company in sales revenue and growth for 6 consecutive years.  Mike holds degree in Economics from Colorado State where he was a scholarship athlete. He also has a degree in anatomy, and a Doctorate in Chiropractic from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois.


Victor Harmon is the company's Area Vice President of Sales - Central.  Prior to joining Innovasis,  he served in various capacities in the spine industry over the last 15 years beginning with Medtronic-Sofamor Danek in Los Angeles, CA where he spent 4 years as a territory manager.   After which he moved into a Regional Manager position with Blackstone/Orthofix medical and oversaw the West/Pacific Northwest Region for 4 years.


Brian Dukate is the company's Area Business Director - Northeast.  Brian has over 25 years experience in the spine industry.  He first started his career as a field rep which lasted for 13 years, Brian was then promoted to a Regional Sales director, he held this position for another 10 years.  Brian was most recently the Midwest Regional Director with Blackstone/Orthofix. While at Blackstone/Orthofix Brian led a high paced sales team that contributed to a rapid sales growth and took the company from private to public.


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Ron Eckels is our Area Vice President of Sales – West.  Ron has held numerous roles within sales, marketing and education.  He started his career with DePuy Spine, and has worked for NuVasive, Alphatec and most recently Medicrea.  Ron holds a BS Degree from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland and an MBA from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, California.  Ron lives in south Denver.  


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Bob Richardson is our Area Business Director – Midwest.  Bob spent 20 years at J&J Codman Neuro where he served as Director of Sales – West accountable for a $65M P&L and a team of over 40 managers, reps, and distributors.  During his tenure at J&J, he was involved in the commercialization of the Codman Anterior Cervical Plate.  His recent experience includes leadership roles with Boston Scientific, St Jude, and in the neurosurgery robotics space with Synaptive Medical.  He holds an MBA from the Rockhurst University Helzberg School of Management and resides in Kansas City.


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Brian Oliver is our Area Vice President of Sales - East. He brings with him 20 years in the medical device industry. Brian’s ability to build solid relationships with distribution and surgeon teams makes him a great asset for Innovasis. Brian is a graduate of Texas A&M University, and has attended leadership workshops, including Focus on Healthcare Leadership and Economics at the Wharton School and resides with his family in Georgia.


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Ron Groberg is the company's Director of Research and Development. He oversees all new product development activities. Ron was instrumental in launching the company's first two polyaxial pedicle screw systems. Ron is a native of Utah and holds an Engineering Degree from Weber State University. 


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Russ Whetton is the company's Director of Marketing. He joined the executive team after spending 4 years in the Pacific Northwest as Innovasis' territory manager.  Russ has over 10 years experience in sales and marketing positions.  He holds a BA from the University of Utah and an MBA.


David Oka is The Director of Business Development and Clinical Affairs.  David has over 20 years of experience in the spine industry.   He has held positions in marketing, international sales, and clinical trial management in various companies including Biomet, Alphatec, Vertiflex and most recently Ortho Development.  David holds a business degree from Brigham Young University.


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CJ Rickstrew is the company's Director of Clinical Education and Sales Training. She dedicated the last ten years of her career to designing and implementing clinical education programs, directing sales training, managing clinical field support, and coordinating cadaver labs for companies such as Spinal Elements, Life Spine and U.S. Spine.  Her early experience also includes sales management and clinical roles with EBI, Lanx, and DePuy Spine. CJ is a native of Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Science, Nursing.

 
Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Rob Emerson

Rob Emerson

Colin Gregersen

Colin Gregersen

Jamie Nielsen

Jamie Nielsen

Hayley Hendrix

Hayley Hendrix

Damon Oliphant

Damon Oliphant

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Brandon Walker

Brandon Walker

Jessica Delgado

Jessica Delgado

Amber Terry

Amber Terry

Dora Hill

Dora Hill

Ricardo Nieri Latin America/Humanitarian Relations

Ricardo Nieri Latin America/Humanitarian Relations

Austen Armijo

Austen Armijo

Nate Simpson

Nate Simpson

Dave Hershgold

Dave Hershgold

Jeremy Heiser

Jeremy Heiser

Taylor Nielsen

Taylor Nielsen

Taylor Blain

Taylor Blain

Steve Rager

Steve Rager

Neal Maughan

Neal Maughan

Weston Edwards

Weston Edwards

Trenton Stout

Trenton Stout

Janelle Delgadillo

Janelle Delgadillo

Jordan Strong

Jordan Strong

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

John Heenan

John Heenan

Colter McKean

Colter McKean

Toni Angell

Toni Angell

Andy Curtis

Andy Curtis

Joey Davis

Joey Davis

Mark Whittington

Mark Whittington

Chandra Baer

Chandra Baer

Molly Mann

Molly Mann

Dylan Giravi

Dylan Giravi