James M. Corbett, President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Alphatec Spine Board of Directors. Prior to joining us, Mr. Corbett had been the President and CEO of Vertos Medical, Inc., a position he held since November 2008. From January 2002 to April 2008, he held various leadership positions at ev3, Inc. and its affiliates, including Chairman of the board of directors of ev3, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Over the course of his 35 year career, Mr. Corbett has held leadership roles at Home Diagnostics Inc. (Chief Executive Officer), Boston Scientific International (President), Baxter Healthcare, Japan (General Manager), as well as a number of other executive roles in his 11 years at Baxter Healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
Kristin Machacek Leary is the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources of Alphatec Spine since July 2014. Prior to joining us, Ms. Leary was the leader of Global Talent at Quintiles Corporation, a position that she held from 2012 to 2014. From 2007 to 2011, she was responsible for worldwide Executive Leadership Development at Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Ms. Leary has held various divisional, regional, international and human resources leadership roles during her 11 years at Boston Scientific Corporation; as well as senior Human Resources management roles at Dayton-Hudson Corporation, Select Comfort Corporation and Andcor Companies. Ms. Leary graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a B.A. in Organizational Communication and a B.A. in English.
Mitsuo Asai has served as President of Alphatec Pacific, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphatec Spine, since April 2008. Prior to joining us, From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Asai was the President of Tokai Co., Ltd. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Asai served as General Manager and President of Virbac Japan Co., Ltd. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Asai served as President and CEO of Vital Link Corporation. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Asai held various positions of increasing responsibility with Beckman Coulter K.K. Mr. Asai earned a B.A. in Law from Kyoto Ryukoku University in 1979.