John T. Treace, CEO, Founder and Board Member
John T. Treace has over 25 years of experience in medical device marketing, sales, and general management. Mr. Treace founded our company in January 2014 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since our inception. Mr. Treace is the former Senior Vice President of US Sales and Global Marketing for Wright Medical Group, Inc., a medical device company, acquired by Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) in November 2020. During a 12-year tenure with Wright, Mr. Treace served in a number of senior management roles including Vice President, Biologics and Extremities and Senior Director of Biologics Marketing. Before that, Mr. Treace held positions at Xomed Surgical Products, Inc., including as Director of Marketing and as Senior Product Manager, and with TreBay Medical Corp as Advertising & Marketing Director. Mr. Treace also served on the board of directors of ENTrigue Surgical, acquired by Arthrocare Corporation in July 2013. Mr. Treace holds a B.S. in Finance from Seattle University.
Mark L. Hair, Chief Financial Officer
Mark L. Hair has more than 25 years of financial experience including leadership roles at medical device companies. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2020. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Hair was Chief Financial Officer at Restoration Robotics, Inc.; Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., including through its acquisition by Allergan plc in April 2017; and Vice President and Corporate Controller at Thoratec Corporation, including through its acquisition by St. Jude Medical in October 2015. Mr. Hair was a partner at StoneTurn Group, LLP, a financial consulting boutique for 7 years; and at Deloitte, LLP for 9 years through 2004. Mr. Hair holds a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from Brigham Young University.
Jaime A. Frias, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, Secretary
Jaime A. Frias, Esq. has over 30 years of legal and compliance experience primarily in the medical device market. Mr. Frias has served as our Chief Legal & Compliance Officer since March 2021 and before that as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since July 2017. Mr. Frias has also served as our Secretary since June 2017. He began his collaboration with the Company in 2014 as legal counsel and corporate secretary through his firm, Frias Legal PA. Mr. Frias is the former Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel for the Surgical Technologies division of Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT). During a 15-year tenure with Medtronic he was responsible for all legal and compliance matters for the MDT Surgical Technologies division as well as for the MDT Latin America division. Prior to joining MDT, he served as in-house counsel for Xomed Surgical Products, Inc. from 1998 until the acquisition of Xomed by Medtronic in 1999. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Frias was in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida with the firms of Mahoney, Adams & Criser PA (becoming a shareholder in 1996) and McGuireWoods LLP. Prior to that, from 1988 to 1991, he was an associate with the New York offices of Baker & McKenzie, focusing primarily on securities, mergers and acquisitions and international transactions, and participated in the Baker & McKenzie International Clerkship Program in New York during the summer of 1986 and Madrid, Spain during the summer of 1987. He received his JD from The University of Michigan Law School in 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Music with high honors from the University of Florida.
Daniel Owens, Chief Human Resources Officer
Daniel E. Owens is a globally-experienced human resources business leader with an extensive human resources background that spans several industries. Mr. Owens has served as our Chief Human Resources Officer since February 2021. Prior to joining our company , Mr. Owens was VP-Human Resources at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. He has also held human resources leadership roles at diverse companies including General Electric, NBC Universal, Hartford Life, Nomura Securities and Qurate Retail Group, with experience both the United States and in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Owens holds a BA in Economics from Michigan State University.
Joe W. Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Research & Development
Joe W. Ferguson has spent the last 20 years in medical device development spanning foot and ankle, extremities, trauma, large joint reconstruction, and spine. Mr. Ferguson has served as our Senior Vice President, Research & Development since March 2021 and before that as our Chief Operating Officer since July 2014. Before joining the company, Mr. Ferguson served as General Manager of the Florida Co-Innovation group of IMDS, a medical device and instrument product development contractor, after having spent 4 years dedicated to foot and ankle specific research and development with Wright Medical. Mr. Ferguson has held positions with a variety of responsibilities including Research and Development, Quality, Operations, Intellectual Property, and Regulatory for companies such as Smith & Nephew (NYSE: SNN), Wright Medical, acquired by Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK); Spinal Dynamics and DePuy Orthopaedics, now part of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ); and Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT). Mr. Ferguson has 8 issued US patents and 23 patents pending. Mr. Ferguson holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Auburn University and an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Memphis.
Dipak Rajhansa, Senior Vice President, Sales
Dipak A. Rajhansa has over 25 years of progressive sales and marketing leadership experience and has spent the past 15 years focused on commercializing disruptive technologies in the extremity orthopaedic market. Mr. Rajhansa has served as our Senior Vice President, Sales since March 2021 and before that as our Chief Sales Officer since July 2017. From 2012 to mid-2017, he held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Skeletal Dynamics, a medical device company focusing on the extremity market. Prior to that role, he held senior commercial positions at ImaCor, Magellan Consulting Group, and Hand Innovations, acquired by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). Mr. Rajhansa holds a B.A. in Political Science from Washington University and an M.B.A. from New York University.
Shana Zink, Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs & Reimbursement
Ms. Zink has over 25 years of research experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device arena with the past 15 years focused on global Clinical Research in various therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, orthopedic surgery, bariatric, oncology and plastic surgery. From 2013-2018, Shana was Vice President of Clinical Affairs at AtriCure, Inc., an innovative leader in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. Prior to AtriCure, she held positions with a variety of responsibilities including Quality Assurance and Clinical Affairs at J&J, Proctor & Gamble and Searle Pharmaceuticals (a Monsanto Company). Ms. Zink holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Northern Illinois University and obtained a certificate in Project Management from Boston University Corporate Education Center.
Sean F. Scanlan PhD, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Medical Education
Sean F. Scanlan, PhD has over 14 years of orthopaedic research and product development experience. Mr. Scanlan has served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing & Medical Education since March 2021 and before that as our Vice President, Marketing & Medical Education since January 2018, after serving in various marketing roles of increasing responsibility since December 2014. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Scanlan spent 3 years in Research & Development at Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Surgical Devices division focused on product development and early-stage technology assessment. Before that, he led an interdisciplinary clinical research study at Stanford University with the Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering departments, focusing on orthopaedic surgery and engineering, and served as a consultant for an early-stage orthopaedics start-up company, Moximed, Inc. Mr. Scanlan holds a B.S. in Engineering Science (Biomechanics) from the University of Florida, and an M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanical Engineering division) from Stanford University.
Rachel Osbeck, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
Mrs. Osbeck has over 16 years of quality management and regulatory compliance experience in the medical device market. She joined Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. in 2015 focusing on Quality Assurance, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to joining Treace, she served as Director, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance for Biomet’s Craniomaxifacial division based in Jacksonville, FL where she was employed since 2007. Prior to joining Biomet, Mrs. Osbeck was employed with Vital Pharma a West Palm Beach, FL company focused on sterile manufacturing of drugs and devices. Mrs. Osbeck holds a B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Chemistry, graduating with honors from the University of Indianapolis. She maintains a Regulatory Affairs Certification from RAPS, is a Certified Biomedical Auditor and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence both issued by ASQ, and has completed ASQ’s Black Belt Training Program
Kirk A. Brennan, Vice President, Corporate Controller
Kirk has 18 years of experience as an accounting professional in both public accounting and private industry. Prior to joining Treace Medical Concepts, Inc. he spent twelve years in medical device as divisional controller within Biomet Inc.’s craniomaxillofacial business unit in Jacksonville, Florida . Prior to his experience in the medical device sector Kirk worked in public accounting for a regional CPA firm based in Jacksonville. He also worked in various finance roles at the Corporate headquarters of Armor Holdings, a manufacturing company located in Jacksonville. Kirk is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration (accounting) from the University of North Florida and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Jacksonville University. Mr. Brennan is a board member for the Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center and a member of Jacksonville University’s alumni board of governors.
Lisa O. Taylor, Vice President, Asst. General Counsel
Lisa O. Taylor, Esq. has over 30 years of experience providing legal counsel to publicly traded companies. She has served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel since November 2020. From 2016 to 2020, she was a partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP, advising clients, including our company, on significant transactions, corporate governance, contract negotiation and securities law matters. From April 2014 to November 2015, she was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), and from January 2003 to March 2014, she served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Pacer International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACR), a publicly-traded transportation and logistics company acquired by XPO in March 2014, where Ms.Taylor was responsible for handling public company reporting matters, managing and negotiating contracts, advising the board of directors, and addressing a range of legal issues. Prior to that, she was a partner and associate with McGuireWoods LLP and its predecessor firm in Jacksonville, Florida and served as corporate secretary and in-house counsel for an NYSE-traded consumer services company. She received her J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law and her M.B.A. from Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and holds a B.A. in English with honors from Wake Forest University.