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 experience to OsteoCentric where he is responsible for all market development activities. He started his career as a local sales consultant in orthopedic trauma with Synthes USA, later becoming the 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. Just prior to joining OsteoCentric, he held the role of VP of North American Sales for CIVCO Medical Solutions leading all direct, inside and distributor sales. Mike graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s 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.
Stewart Withrow, Vice President, OsteoCentric Veterinary
Stewart is a seasoned executive with a strong track record of delivering results and developing innovative strategies selling complex medical devices. With a passion for taking entrepreneurial companies to the next level and building new markets in the orthopaedic space; Stewart’s 25-year career has been focused on improving patient care and maximizing value. Prior to OsteoCentric, he has held executive sales roles with companies such as Smith & Nephew, Surgi-Care Inc. and Synthes. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont.
Quinn Baker, Unifi Consultant
Quinn comes to OsteoCentric with 16 years of orthopedic sales and trauma experience. He started his career with a local distributor selling an array of orthopedic products. Prior to OsteoCentric, Quinn has spent the last ten years as a trauma Sales Consultant for J&J Depuy/Synthes Trauma working with orthopedic surgeons in the operating room. In 2011, he was a key member of the team awarded the Region of the Year Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from San Diego State University.
Stan Masek, Unifi Consultant
Stan started his career in medical devices working with specialty biologics for osteoporosis 16 years ago. He then spent 11 years as a Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX with Synthes Trauma, working daily in one of the busiest orthopaedic trauma centers in the country, Parkland Memorial, along with dozens of community facilities. Stan graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Business and Marketing. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and during his 5 years of service was promoted to the rank of Captain. Stan has been working for OsteoCentric Technologies as a Regional Sales Director since November 2017.
Ben Medhurst, Unifi Consultant
Ben brings over 13 years of medical device experience to joining OsteoCentric Technologies. He started his career as a full line sales consultant with Smith and Nephew, handling both total reconstruction and trauma service lines. Most recently Ben has led both direct and distributor teams at early stage companies Insightra Medical and Myoscience, responsible for a multi-state Northeast/Central region. He has built a strong track record of bringing new, innovative technologies to market in different spaces within the industry. Ben received a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University.
Scott Finley, Unifi Consultant
Scott is a seasoned veteran in medical device consultative sales, bringing 31 years of experience to OsteoCentric Technologies. He began his career with Synthes as a sales consultant, responsible for sales in trauma, spine and maxillofacial. He later became a senior sales consultant with a vast experience in training sales consultants domestically and abroad. After 20 years with Synthes Scott worked for Stryker as a senior sales consultant. He also worked with product development on several projects to deliver new technologies in both Trauma and the Power Instrument divisions. Prior to joining OsteoCentric Scott started his own distributorship in California, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Scott graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Political Science, Pre-Law.
Cory Dingus, Unifi Consultant
Cory brings nearly 20 years of medical device sales and sales leadership experience to OsteoCentric Technologies. Cory started his career as an entry level associate sales position for a distribution company and quickly grew to a senior level, managing products focused on total joint arthroplasty, sports medicine, biologics, and trauma. Cory then started his own distribution company in 2004 and has led his sales team to achieve awards yearly and his company maintains top distribution credentials each year. Cory has a passion for developing startup medical device companies and new medical technology into companies that succeed in a highly competitive medical device market. He has brought several companies to successful distribution in his career, and takes pride in seeing a new technology help a surgeon in the operating room and even more, a patient have a successful outcome and a better quality of life.
Moy Iza, Unifi Consultant
Moy comes to OsteoCentric Technologies with a clinical background and experience in research and orthopedic trauma sales. Most recently, he was with Smith & Nephew for over 4 years as a trauma representative. Prior to sales Moy was a postdoctoral fellow at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio researching blood disorders where he later transitioned to help develop a cytologic test for early cancer detection with BioAffinity Technologies. Moy has an MD from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine and has a BS in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Jason Ramirez, Unifi Consultant
Jason comes to us as a medical sales professional with twenty-three years of experience marketing advanced technology, medical products and services in competitive markets. He has 17 years of experience in the Orthopedic sector including 9 years as a trauma consultant in Chicago managing Synthes 2nd largest account in Illinois at Loyola University Medical Center. He progressed to management working for Zimmer as a trauma manager for the Illinois distributor and has additional orthopedic experience in sports medicine as Director of Sales for Smith and Nephew covering the Midwest. Jason’s entrepreneurial experience includes establishing a medical distribution company focusing on the orthopedic market, and working as VP of Sales for Surgical Solutions, an early stage orthopedic device company.