Xtant Medical

Management Team

Carl O'Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Carl O’Connell has over 30 years of experience working in leadership positions in healthcare and the medical device arena. Carl most recently worked as Global Vice President of Marketing for Wright Medical as the leader for Foot and Ankle, the fastest growing segment in Orthopedics. Carl also served as President for the US healthcare division of the Japanese conglomerate, ITOCHU Corporation, and previously as Global Vice President for Stryker Spine, and President for Carl Zeiss Surgical Inc. His responsibilities have spanned from global marketing, sales, manufacturing, leadership development, regulatory affairs, corporate quality systems and research, product and business development functions.

Kevin Brandt

Sr. Vice President and Chief Commercialization Officer

Mr. Brandt brings to Xtant more than 28 years of experience in the medical device industry. As the former executive vice president and chief commercial officer of RTI Surgical, Inc.’s domestic direct business, Brandt led all domestic direct lines of business and R&D for a global surgical implant company marketing biologic, medical and synthetic implants. Prior to joining RTI Surgical in 2012, Brandt spent 18 years at Stryker Corporation from 1994-2012 in various senior commercial leadership positions. Most notably, while at Stryker he served as President of Osteokinetics from 2002-2012 as one of their largest distributors and prior to that he was Senior Director of US Spine sales from 2000-2001 responsible for creating and leading Stryker’s US Spine sales organization.

Kathie Lenzen

Chief Financial Officer

Kathie Lenzen brings over 36 years of financial experience to Xtant. Most recently, Ms. Lenzen served as the senior vice president and general manager of Astora Women’s Health division. Prior to being in this position, she was the vice president of finance for American Medical Systems and drove financial performance to ensure EBITDA growth consistently outpaced revenue growth. She is versed in cross-departmental collaboration from a financial perspective, knowledgeable about information systems, restructuring for profitability, and merger and acquisition activities.

Gregory Juda

Chief Scientific Officer and General Manager

Dr. Juda joined Bacterin International in 2005 and played an integral role in the growth of Bacterin’s biomaterials business from pre-revenue to almost $40 million in annual revenue at the time of the merger with X-Spine Systems. During his time with the company, Dr. Juda has been responsible for guiding the development, commercialization, and clinical marketing of all of Bacterin’s allograft product lines including the OsteoSponge, OsteoSelect, hMatrix, and 3Demin product families. Dr. Juda directed clinical research efforts for the Bacterin subsidiary from 2012-2015 resulting in a dossier of peer-reviewed publications that highlight the clinical success of these products. Currently, he directs Research and Development efforts for Xtant Medical and serves as a primary source of technical expertise for the company’s Sales and Marketing initiatives. Dr. Juda’s current research interests include novel surface modification of orthopedic hardware and the development of enhanced biomaterials for tissue repair and replacement. He received a BS in Biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a PhD in Biochemistry from Montana State University.

Molly Mason

Vice President Business Development and Contract Administration

Ms. Mason serves as the Vice President of Business Development and Contract Administration for Xtant Medical. She is responsible for targeting and securing new business, executing strategic relationships, overseeing management processes of contracts, and working closely with sales, marketing, and research and development on various initiatives. She previously served as the Vice President of Marketing and National Accounts for Bacterin and has been with the organization for over 10 years. Prior to joining Bacterin, Ms. Mason worked as a Promotions Director and Service Manager for a small network of restaurants and offers over 17 years of marketing, hospitality and customer service experience. She graduated with honors and received degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Montana State University-Bozeman.

Anthony DeFalco

Vice President of Product Development and Operations

Mr. DeFalco has over 18 years of experience developing mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices with a focus during the last 13 years specifically on spinal orthopedics. He has held R&D, Operations and Customer Service positions in FDA Class I – Class III medical device companies. Prior to joining Xtant Medical as its Director of Engineering in October 2015, he spent 11 years with Biomet Spine (ZimmerBiomet Spine) in multiple positions with increasing levels of leadership responsibility. He earned two Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees with specialties in Biomedical and Environmental Engineering from Mercer University.