Terry Rich has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alphatec Spine and a member of the Board of Directors since December 2016. Mr. Rich previously served as the President, Upper Extremities of Wright Medical Group, N.V., a global medical device company focused on extremities and biologics products, from October 2015 to June 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Rich served as Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial Operations of Tornier, N.V., from March 2012 to October 2015, at which time Tornier and Wright Medical Group merged. Prior to joining Tornier, Mr. Rich served as Senior Vice President of Sales – West of NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine. Prior to such position, Mr. Rich served as Area Vice President, Sales Director and Area Business Manager of NuVasive from December 2005. Prior to joining NuVasive, Mr. Rich served as Partner/Area Sales Manager of Bay Area Spine, a distributor of DePuy Spine, Inc.’s products. Mr. Rich has a Bachelor of Labor Relations from Rutgers College, Rutgers University.
Jon Allen has served as the Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations since December 2016. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of sales, sales training, national accounts, healthcare economics and value creation. Mr. Allen has held numerous sales leadership and sales operations positions in spine and orthopedics over his 27-year career in medical devices, including most recently Vice President, Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement, at Wright Medical where he had oversight responsibilities for corporate accounts, product positioning, and value creation. Prior to joining Wright Medical, Mr. Allen held senior executive leadership positions with Tornier starting as Vice President, Sales Operations, and serving on Tornier’s executive committee. Additionally, Mr. Allen held senior leadership roles within the DePuy franchise where he was responsible for developing pricing and commercial strategy, sales channel management and subsequently owning a multi-state distributorship for DePuy Spine. Mr. Allen has a long standing reputation being on the forefront of innovative and differentiated initiatives in the spine and orthopedics industries. In addition, Mr. Allen has served as a consultant to leading orthopedic companies working with U.S. Senators and the Senate Finance Committee in addressing anti-conflict of interest legislation in healthcare.
Michael Plunkett has served as Chief Operating Officer of Alphatec Spine since January 2014 and was also named President in September 2016. Mr. Plunkett originally joined Alphatec Spine in March 2012 as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining us, Mr. Plunkett held 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 active duty 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. 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.
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, People & 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.