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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.

 Alan Moskowitz, M.D.

Alan Moskowitz, 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 - West.  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 Vice President of Sales - 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.


Jim Cady is the company's Area Vice President of Sales - Southeast. Jim brings over 25 years of medical device and spine experience to Innovasis. He started his spine career as a Territory Rep with DepuyMotech. He was promoted to Distributor for DepuySpine for 12 years, where he grew his company to $15M and employed over 15 people in Arkansas. Jim is part of a select group of Distributors in the Depuy Spine Hall of Fame. After the Synthes/Depuy merger, he was Area Vice President Sales for Amendia for 3 years, and was responsible for building a distribution network in 12 states with a growth rate of over 25% year over year.


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Ron Eckels is our Area Vice President – Northwest.  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 Vice President – Central.  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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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 joined the executive team after spending 4 years in the Pacific Northwest as Innovasis' territory manager.  He now serves as the Marketing Director.  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 Director, 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.


 
 Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

 Rob Emerson

Rob Emerson

 Colin Gregersen

Colin Gregersen

 Jamie Nielsen

Jamie Nielsen

 Daniel Bejarano

Daniel Bejarano

 Hayley Hendrix

Hayley Hendrix

 Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

 Kylee Bendtschneider

Kylee Bendtschneider

 Brandon  Walker

Brandon  Walker

 Jessica Delgado

Jessica Delgado

 Amber Terry

Amber Terry

 Austen Armijo

Austen Armijo

 Nate Simpson

Nate Simpson

 Dave Hershgold

Dave Hershgold

 Jeremy Heiser

Jeremy Heiser

 Courtney Spaulding

Courtney Spaulding

 Steve Rager

Steve Rager

 Neal Maughan

Neal Maughan

 Weston Edwards

Weston Edwards

 Trenton Stout

Trenton Stout

 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