David C. Paul
Chairman of the Board
David Paul has served as our Chairman of the Board since our inception in 2003. He is currently Executive Chairman. Between 2003 and August 2017, he also served as our Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Globus, Mr. Paul was employed at Synthes in various positions. He served as Director of Product Development for Synthes in his last position, where he was responsible for product development and marketing functions. Prior to Synthes, Mr. Paul worked as a Research Engineer in biomaterials research at Temple University. Mr. Paul is a named inventor on approximately 45 patents and 74 pending patent applications. Mr. Paul received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, and an M.S. in Computer Integrated Mechanical Engineering Systems from Temple University.
David M. Demski
Dave Demski has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2017 and has served on our Board of Directors since 2003. Mr. Demski served as our President, Emerging Technologies from September 2015 to August 2017, as our President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2008 to September 2015 and as our Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to August 2008. Prior to joining Globus Mr. Demski founded Cornerstone Capital LBO Fund, a boutique leveraged buyout consultancy. Mr. Demski’s experience also includes serving as Vice President for Gilo Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital fund, and serving as Chief Operating Officer of Rendall and Associates, a telecommunications-focused consulting firm. He also managed regional and international distribution for Domino’s Pizza during the company’s growth in the late 1980s. Previously he was an audit supervisor for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company. Mr. Demski received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
David D. Davidar
David Davidar has served as one of our directors since 2003. Mr. Davidar served as our Senior Vice President, Operations from January 2013 until March 2015 and as our Vice President, Operations from 2003 to January 2013. Prior to joining Globus, Mr. Davidar served as the Executive Director of Highway Home, an assisted living facility. Mr. Davidar also served in a management capacity for Pizza Hut, Inc. before joining Highway Home. Mr. Davidar received a B.Com. in Commerce, Economics and Management from the University of Madras, a Post-Graduate diploma in Personnel Management at the Madras School of Social Work, and an M.B.A. from Bloomsburg University.
Kurt C. Wheeler
Kurt Wheeler has served as one of our directors since July 2007. He has been a co-founder and Managing Director of Clarus Ventures, LLC since that firm’s inception in 2005. He has over 25 years of direct investment and industry experience within the healthcare sector, including being a General Partner at MPM Capital, L.P., a healthcare venture capital firm. Mr. Wheeler co-founded and served as CEO of InControl (NASDAQ: INCL), a publicly traded medical device company that was acquired by Guidant Corporation in 1998. Prior to founding InControl, he was a Principal with the Mayfield Fund, a private equity firm, focusing on healthcare investing. Mr. Wheeler began his career with Eli Lilly & Co., a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Wheeler also sits on the Boards of Directors of SFJ Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX), Flowonix and Cardiac Dimensions, Inc. Previously he was responsible for investments in the following medical device companies: Hemosense (AMEX: HEM), Intratherapeutics, Inc. and SenoRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: SENO), and the following biopharmaceutical companies: Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYET), Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRXX) and Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOMX). Mr. Wheeler holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.
Robert W. Liptak
Rob Liptak has served as one of our directors since July 2007. He has been Managing Director of Clarus Ventures, LLC since the firm’s inception in 2005. He has over 20 years of experience in investment management focusing primarily on the establishment and management of various investment management businesses, including as a General Partner in MPM Capital, L.P., a healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to joining MPM Capital, Mr. Liptak was a Partner with the Geometry Group, a diversified asset management firm focused on establishing investment management firms. Before joining the Geometry Group, Mr. Liptak was Vice President of Finance for Global Asset Management (USA) Inc., an asset management firm, and began his career with Price Waterhouse where he was a Manager in its Capital Markets Group. Mr. Liptak holds a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from LaSalle University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Mr. Liptak is a certified public accountant.
James R. Tobin
Mr. Tobin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Scientific from March 1999 to July 2009. Before joining Boston Scientific, Mr. Tobin served Biogen, Inc. as its President and CEO from 1997 to 1998 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Tobin served Baxter International in various capacities from 1972 to 1994, including as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Tobin holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Harvard College.
Daniel T. Lemaitre
Dan Lemaitre has served on our board of directors since April 2011. Mr. Lemaitre is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Flow Medical, a venture-backed medical device company, and has served in that capacity since May 2015. Prior to joining Direct Flow Medical, Mr. Lemaitre served as Chief Executive Officer of White Pine Medical, a venture-backed medical device start-up company. Prior to White Pine Medical, Mr. Lemaitre served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of CoreValve, a privately-held company focused on percutaneous aortic valve replacement until its acquisition by Medtronic, Inc. Prior to joining CoreValve, Mr. Lemaitre was a Senior Vice President at Medtronic, where he led the company’s strategic planning and corporate development. Prior to joining Medtronic, Mr. Lemaitre spent 28 years as an investment analyst in the medical device field. This included 18 years with SG Cowen, where he was a managing director and led the healthcare research team, and six years with Merrill Lynch. Mr. Lemaitre holds a B.A. in Economics from Bethany College and an M.B.A. from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Lemaitre also serves on the board of directors of Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELGX).
Ann D. Rhoads
Ann Rhoads has served on our board of directors since July 2011. Currently, Ms. Rhoads is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Zogenix, Ms. Rhoads served as the Chief Financial Officer of Premier, Inc., a healthcare supply management company. Prior to Premier, she was Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Premier, Inc., and before that she was a Vice President of The Sprout Group, an institutional venture capital firm. Ms. Rhoads holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arkansas and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Ms. Rhoads also previously served on the board of directors of Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVLS).