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Management Team

Eric Wichems, President & Chief Executive Officer LinkedIn

Mr. Wichems joined Vertos Medical in September 2011 and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing prior to becoming president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Previously, Mr. Wichems served as director of marketing for medical devices in the plastic surgery market for Allergan Medical. He has over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry through product management, marketing, and strategic planning assignments at Allergan and Johnson & Johnson.

Mr. Wichems earned a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia, a master degree in engineering from North Carolina State University, and a MBA from Duke University.

Rebecca Colbert, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Finance LinkedIn

Ms. Colbert brings both financial and commercial experience to her role at Vertos Medical.

Previously, she held the position of vice president, customer and sales operations for the surgical division of Bausch & Lomb. Ms. Colbert also served in several roles including vice president, finance & sales operations for eyeonics Inc., an ophthalmic device company whose rapid growth and impending IPO prompted Bausch & Lomb to acquire the company in February 2008.

Ms. Colbert is a certified public accountant who began her career in public accounting with Deloitte. She earned a bachelor degree in business administration from the University of Texas and master of accounting from the University of Southern California.

Amy Scott, Vice President of Marketing & Physician Education LinkedIn

Ms. Scott is a seasoned marketing and sales professional in the medical device industry. She has commercialized and managed medical products in a variety of global markets, with her expertise spanning both professional and consumer marketing. Ms. Scott has over 25 years of experience. Her past roles have included strategic marketing, product development, branding and promotions, market and product management, sales management, and physician education. Previously, she held senior management positions with ReShape Lifesciences, Pacific Communications (Allergan), DJO Global, WaveTec Vision Systems, Edwards Lifesciences, and Baxter Healthcare. Ms. Scott earned a bachelor of science degree in business from Indiana University and a master of business administration from Pepperdine University.

Stephen E. Paul, Vice President of Sales LinkedIn

Mr. Paul joined Vertos Medical with over 20 years of experience building and managing high performance commercial teams in medical device and consumer industries. He is a seasoned sales and commercial operations executive who has played key roles in global P&L management, mergers and acquisitions, and business development. Prior to joining Vertos Medical, Mr. Paul served as the Vice President of Global Sales and Commercial Operations for Breg, an Orthopedic/Sports Medicine company, where his leadership and development skills assisted in more than doubling the company's business. As the Executive Vice President of US Acute Care Sales for Masimo Corporation, he led all US hospital sales and was responsible for GPO, IDN, corporate sales, and military and government sales teams. Mr. Paul also spent more than a decade with Boston Scientific, primarily as the Western Area Sales Director for the Oncology Division.

Mr. Paul earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and frequently pursues professional development opportunities. He is an accomplished speaker and motivator who is passionate about leading his teams to success.

Karen Davis, Vice President of Clinical Research

Ms. Davis has been in the medical device industry for over 20 years, including 13 years in interventional neurovascular with ev3 Neurovascular and Micro Therapeutics Inc. Her experience has included positions in marketing, business development, and clinical research. Ms. Davis was senior director of clinical research at ev3 Neurovascular, where her responsibilities included implementation and management of all clinical studies worldwide. Ms. Davis also served as director of business development for Intersect Partners, a medical device incubator. Ms. Davis began her career on Wall Street with Merrill Lynch and Needham & Company, where she was vice president of corporate finance and head of the Heathcare Investment Banking Group. Ms. Davis holds a BA in mathematics from Colorado College and an MBA from Stanford University.

David P. Lalor Jr., Vice President of Operations/Research & Development LinkedIn

Mr. Lalor brings to Vertos Medical over 25 years of medical device leadership experience in manufacturing, quality control and product development. Prior to joining Vertos Medical, Mr. Lalor held various operational and technical management positions at C. Brewer Co., ev3, Terumo, 3M Health Care, and Cardiovascular Devices Inc. (prior to its successful acquisition by 3M Health Care).

Mr. Lalor has been a key leader in successful product launches, scaling up manufacturing capacity, and improving product quality. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from California State University, Long Beach.