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.
Jim Ford, Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Jim is responsible for financial operations, human resources and compliance at OsteoCentric Technologies. Jim has a long history of management and executive levels of leadership having served in various industry sectors including banking, technology and life sciences. Most recent prior roles involved senior leadership positions of ventured back companies from startup through acquisition including LearnPlatform, Inc., Covelight Technologies (sold to Radware Ltd.), Motricity (NASD:MQTR), OpenSite (sold to Siebel Systems, Oracle), and Ventana Communications Group (sold to Thomson International). Prior to Ventana he served as the Corporate Controller for Ericsson where he led the financial operations for U.S. research and development for cellular communications. Jim is a Masters graduate of the College of Business at Florida State University and holds a B.S. in accounting and finance from Gardner Webb University. He served in the Armed Forces with the 82nd Airborne Division and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
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.
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.
Scott Schwartz, Vice President of Business Development
Scott is an experienced orthopedic sales and management leader bringing a focus on providing value to the organization as well as company customers. After leaving the Army, Scott started his orthopedic career as a sales consultant in Seattle, WA for Synthes and Zimmer Trauma. He went on to produce in various roles for Zimmer including Regional Sales Manager, Regional Trauma Director, National Trauma Contracts Director, and National Direct Sales Leader. Most recently he was Zimmer Biomet Trauma’s Regional Sales Director for the Western US managing nine territories throughout ten western states. Over his career Scott was also involved in multiple Zimmer product development projects including the original periarticular plating system, periarticular locked plating system, cannulated screws, Natural Nails, and Active Plating. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Jim Baugus, Vice President of Business Development
Jim joins OCT as VP Business Development and has a history in both Medical Device Sales and National Accounts. Jim has worked in orthopedics for Synthes, Stryker and NuVasive, as well as directly for hospitals and health systems in his role as the owner of an orthopedic consulting company. Most recently, Jim served as VP Sales for Next Science and was successful in building a national distribution network, KOL base and strategy, and US Sales and National Account strategy. He graduated from University of Notre Dame with a BA in Economics.
Eric Stenslie, Vice President of Business Development
Eric brings 23 years of medical sales and leadership experience to OsteoCentric Technologies. Beginning with a successful sales career with Merck and Co., he transitioned into orthopedic sales with Synthes. While at Synthes, Eric held various positions that increased in scope and responsibility, including sales consultant at a level one trauma center, field trainer, sales senator, regional sales manager, and was selected as a charter member of the regional manager leadership council.
Most recently, Eric was the Central Area Sales Director at Globus Medical where he spearheaded the launch of the trauma organization. He has a successful history of cultivating strong, long partnership-based relationships and has executed and implemented value-based contracts at the local and national levels.
Eric received his B.S. in Exercise Science, from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse, and is currently pursuing his M.B.A. from the University of Kansas.
Todd Evans, Senior Director Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Todd is responsible for Quality and Regulatory Affairs for OsteoCentric Technologies. Todd brings over 24 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 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 and Synthes where he was an accomplished leader with over 25 years of direct experience in Orthopaedic Trauma. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Norwich University, Military College of Vermont.