Eric W. Brown, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Eric leads OsteoCentric Technologies with a passion for innovation and enhanced patient care, bringing more than 25 years of medical device industry experience. Prior to founding OsteoCentric, Eric was a Vice-President of Sales for for the West U.S. Area for Synthes (USA). Before his time in executive management, Eric spent over 15 years in the operating room working with surgeons as an Orthopedic Consultant. Eric attended Miami of Ohio University and received his B.S. from Indiana University.
RJ Brideau, Chief Operating Officer
As COO, RJ is responsible for all operations at OsteoCentric Technologies. RJ brings over 20 years of management and executive leadership experience to the company. Before joining OsteoCentric, RJ led sales and marketing for a real-time notification and messaging solution used by physicians and hospitals to improve patient care. In prior roles, RJ has built and led partner ecosystems across manufacturing, licensing and sales for companies such as SolarWinds (IPO, NYSE: SWI), Motive (IPO, acquired by Alcatel-Lucent) and IBM. RJ graduated with honors from The Wharton School of Business with degrees in Finance and Operations, and has both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from The Pennsylvania State University.
Andrew Fauth, Chief Technology Officer
Andrew is responsible for research and development, product management, quality and regulatory at OsteoCentric Technologies. Andrew brings to OsteoCentric over 20 years of medical device expertise. As Group General Manager, Andrew led all of the R&D activities for CoorsTek Medical (formerly MedicineLodge and IMDS) which included product development, intellectual property management, prototyping, business development, surgeon partnerships, and strategic transactions. During his tenure at CoorsTek Medical and its predecessors, Andrew was involved in hundreds of innovative orthopedic development projects spanning fields such as spine, sports medicine, extremities, trauma, joint reconstruction, general surgery, and other fields. In addition, Andrew has experience managing full-scale operations in contract manufacturing, emphasizing lean and continuous improvement processes and strategies. Andrew has Bachelor’s degree from Linfield College and both Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in Kinesiology/Biomechanics with a doctoral minor in Mechanical Engineering and holds over 30 issued patents.
Gavin Sontag, Chief Marketing Officer
Gavin leads the Marketing organization for OsteoCentric Technologies where he oversees the planning, development and execution of all marketing initiatives. Gavin comes to OsteoCentric from Zimmer Biomet where he was responsible for market development, product strategy as well as sales in their Surgical Division. Prior to Zimmer Biomet, he was the Director of Business Development for IMDS (now CoorsTEK Medical), a private medical design and innovation provider that specializes in helping companies and entrepreneurs bring product ideas and concepts to market. Before joining IMDS, Gavin worked for nearly a decade in sales, marketing, and sales management in the Sports Medicine segment of orthopedics. Gavin graduated with a Bachelors of Finance from the University of Illinois.
Nick Babikian, Chief Innovation Officer
Nick is responsible for strategic and financial operational inititiaves for OsteoCentric Technologies. Nick comes to OsteoCentric from Goldman Sachs' Investment Banking Division where he served as an advisor to management teams on financing and M&A transactions. Prior to his time at Goldman, Nick led engineering and construction teams at Kinetics, a specialty mechanical contracting firm. Nick also developed and holds the patent for an innovative cerclage cable passing system used in long-bone orthopedic surgery. Nick has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BS from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Mike Saunders, Chief Commercialization Officer
Mike brings nearly 20 years of medical device sales and sales leadership experieince to OsteoCentric where he is reposible for all market development activites. He started his career as a local sales consultant in orthopedic trauma with Synthes USA, later becoming a Midwest Regional Manager in charge of all or part of seven states. While there he led his team to Region of the Year honors, as well as having a Consultant of the Year. Mike then spent time in sales leadership with the neuromodulation division of Boston Scientific where he led the northeast team. Prior to joining SMV, he held the role of VP of North American Sales for CIVCO Medical Solutions leading all direct, inside and distributor sales. Mike graduated of the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology.
Todd Evans, Senior Director Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Todd is responsible for Quality and Regulatory Affairs for OsteoCentric Technologies. Todd brings over 23 years of experience in the medical device industry. Before joining OsteoCentric Todd was the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he was responsible for over 110 quality professionals across 5 global manufacturing sites. Todd started his career in validation and quality engineering where he was directly involved in product development, supplier quality, complaint investigations, managing corrective and preventative actions, and sterilization processes. During his leadership tenure he was also involved in lean manufacturing, quality metric development, global harmonization, regulatory, and customer relations. Todd has a strong background in ISO13485, 21CFR 820, 21CFR 210, and 211 and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Utah State University.
Sara Walma, Director of Professional Affairs
As the Director of Professional Affairs, Sara holds responsibility for managing surgeon interactions, contracts and engagement. Sara is an accomplished leader in Orthopaedics, spending the last 14 years in Orthopaedic Trauma and has over 20 years of direct experience in surgery.
Most recently, Sara served as Director, Regional Sales for Zimmer-Biomet Trauma responsible for overall sales in the Southern US market. During her 10-year tenure at Zimmer Trauma, Sara held roles in increasing responsibility as the Director, Sales Operations, and Manager, Regional Sales. Previously, Sara was a Trauma Sales Associate for Zimmer Distributors working in Columbus, OH, Philadelphia, PA, and Atlanta, GA, having direct exposure and experience with more than forty hospitals and key teaching centers. Sara is an experienced trainer & teacher, serving as a teaching assistant for Medical & Dental Gross Anatomy at The Ohio State University.
Sara holds a Master’s degree in Anatomy and Physiology from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina.