Terry Rich has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alphatec Spine and a member of the Board of Directors since December 2016. Terry 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, Terry 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, Terry 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, Terry served as Area Vice President, Sales Director and Area Business Manager of NuVasive from December 2005. Prior to joining NuVasive, Terry served as Partner/Area Sales Manager of Bay Area Spine, a distributor for DePuy Spine products. Terry has a B.S. in 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. Jon 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, Jon held senior executive leadership positions with Tornier starting as Vice President, Sales Operations, and serving on Tornier’s executive committee. Additionally, Jon 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. Jon has a long standing reputation being on the forefront of innovative and differentiated initiatives in the spine and orthopedics industries. In addition, Jon 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. Mike originally joined Alphatec Spine in March 2012 as Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Alphatec Spine, Mike 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, Mike 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. Mike received a B.S. from Saint John Fisher College, an M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.A. from the Naval War College.
Craig Hunsaker has served as Executive Vice President, People & Culture since September 2016, and as General Counsel since March 2017. In these roles, he is responsible for all aspects of employee recruitment, development, engagement and corporate culture, and is the Company’s chief legal officer and Corporate Secretary. 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 and trade secrets 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 as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources until March 2014. From April 2014 until he joined Alphatec Spine, Craig owned a consulting business, assisting employers in the areas of Employment Law and Human Resources, including as Senior Advisor, Human Resources at General Atomics, a San Diego-based defense contractor. Craig received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his B.S. in International Business & Finance from Brigham Young University.
Jeff Black has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since March 2017. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in financial and operations management to Alphatec Spine. Jeff was previously the CFO at Applied Proteomics, a non-invasive diagnostics company. In the past, he served as CFO at AltheaDx and Verenium Corporation (formerly Diversa Corporation). Over the course of his professional career, he has been in financial leadership roles while raising more than $500 million in strategic equity, and debt-financing transactions. Jeff started his career at Ernst & Young LLP and received a B.S. of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
Brian Snider has served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Product Development since March 2017. Prior to joining Alphatec Spine, Brian held various marketing leadership and global product management roles within NuVasive, Inc. from 2008 to 2017. He most recently served as the Business Lead of Thoracolumbar Anterior, which included overall responsibility for the anterior column business including XLIF®. Prior to NuVasive, Brian held marketing leadership roles for Alveolus, Inc., a medical device company focused on interventional stent technologies. He started his career at KPMG Consulting in various business units including Life Sciences. Brian received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BBA in Marketing and Information Systems from The George Washington University.