Leslie Cross is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and is serving as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Alphatec Spine. Mr. Cross previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alphatec Spine until April 2014. He has served as the Chairman since July 2011 and as a director since March 2011. Mr. Cross is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of DJO Global, Inc. Mr. Cross served as a Director of DJO Global until December, 2012. DJO Global is a manufacturer and worldwide leading distributor of electrotherapy products for pain therapy and rehabilitation, clinical devices for the treatment of patients in physical therapy clinics, knee, hip and shoulder implant products, and orthopedic rehabilitation products, including rigid knee bracing, orthopedic soft goods, cold therapy systems, vascular systems and bone growth stimulation devices. Mr. Cross has held principal executive roles at DJO Global and its predecessors since 1995. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Cross held the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of the Bracing & Support Systems division of Smith & Nephew. He was a Managing Director of two different divisions of Smith & Nephew from 1982 to 1990.
Michael Plunkett has served as Chief Operating Officer of Alphatec Spine since January 2014. Mr. Plunkett originally joined Alphatec Spine in March 2012 as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining us, Mr. Plunkett had increasing positions of authority from August 2003 to March 2012 at First Marblehead Corporation where his final position was Managing Director. Prior to joining private industry, Mr. Plunkett served over 24 years in the U.S. Navy and retired with the rank of Captain in July 2003. While in the Navy he served in a variety of ashore and afloat positions, including Supply Officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the primary assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics. Mr. Plunkett received a B.S. from Saint John Fisher College, a M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.A. from the Naval War College.
Michael O’Neill has served as the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer since October 2010. From November 2007 to March 2009, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mentor Corporation. Prior to joining Mentor Corporation, Mr. O’Neill had spent the previous 20 years with Johnson & Johnson, most recently as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Information Technology. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. O’Neill served as the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for LifeScan. Mr. O’Neill is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Great Britain (FCMA) and carries the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.
Ebun S. Garner, Esq. has served as General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Alphatec Spine since April 2010. Mr. Garner originally joined Alphatec Spine in 2005 as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. In 2006 he became General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining us, Mr. Garner was a corporate associate in the New York office of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Prior to that, he was a corporate associate in the New York office of the law firm of Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent and Sheinfeld, LLP. Mr. Garner is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a registered in-house attorney in the State of California. He received a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Craig Hunsaker has served as Executive Vice President of People and Culture since September 2016. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of employee recruitment, development, engagement and corporate culture. Craig's professional career includes 16 years practicing law at some of the world's largest technology focused law firms, advising and defending companies and management with respect to their people decisions, while holding various leadership positions. Craig left full-time legal practice in 2009, when he joined NuVasive, Inc., a publicly traded spinal implant company, first to serve as Vice President, Legal Affairs, then from late-2009 through March 2014 as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources. Since April 2014, Craig has engaged in consulting in the areas of Employment Law and Human Resources, including most recently (since April 2016) as Senior Advisor, Human Resources at San Diego-based General Atomics. He received a B.S. in International Business & Finance from Brigham Young University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.