Board of Directors
David D. Davidar
David D. Davidar has served on our Board of Directors since 2003 and is a member of our Compensation Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Davidar served as our Senior Vice President, Operations from January 2013 until March 2016 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, from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Davidar also served in a management capacity for Pizza Hut, Inc. from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Davidar received a B.Com. in Commerce, Economics and Management from Loyola College, 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. Mr. Davidar’s role as one of our founders and his operational leadership of our Company have contributed significantly to our success and provided him with a deep familiarity with its history and business. Mr. Davidar brings valuable operational insight and managerial skills to our Board that qualify him to serve as one of our directors. Mr. Davidar also advises and invests in start-up companies in various sectors.
Dan Scavilla has served on our Board of Directors since April 2022 and is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Scavilla has served as Globus Medical’s President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2022. Mr. Scavilla began his career at Globus Medical as the Chief Financial Officer in May 2015. He then served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and the President of Trauma. Prior to joining Globus, Mr. Scavilla spent 28 years in various positions within Johnson & Johnson, including serving as Chief Financial Officer, Global Vice President Finance & Business Operations of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care from February 2012 to December 2015, and as Chief Financial Officer, Worldwide Vice President Finance of Advanced Sterilization Products, the infection prevention branch of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices from October 2007 to January 2012. Other prior roles at Johnson & Johnson include financial management positions at McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Centocor Biologics, and Cilag Schaffhausen Operations in Switzerland. Mr. Scavilla served on the board of directors of Impulse Dynamics, a privately held company specializing in technology for treating heart conditions from November 2021 through July 2023. Mr. Scavilla’s extensive leadership and experience at our Company and knowledge of our finances and operations, including as our former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, will add financial, commercial and operations experience to our Board of Directors and qualify him to serve as one of our directors.
Mr. Scavilla received a B.S. in Finance and Organizational Behavior from LaSalle University, and holds an MBA in International Management from Temple University.
Robert Douglas joined Globus Medical’s Board of Directors in December of 2019, and is a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Douglas has nearly thirty years of experience in medical device technology, with particular expertise in digital health. Currently, Mr. Douglas serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer in the Office of the CEO for ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD, ASX:RMD), a medical device and software applications company specializing in cloud-connected devices. ResMed’s solutions diagnose, treat and manage respiratory disorders and improve care in out-of-hospital settings.
Mr. Douglas serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and is a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Douglas also serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of EvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator and hub for Southern California’s startup community designed to accelerate the growth and success of entrepreneurial companies.
Mr. Douglas has an M.B.A. from Macquarie University, a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with first-class honors, and a B.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Daniel T. Lemaitre
Daniel T. Lemaitre has served on our Board of Directors since April 2011 and is a member of our Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. In January 2020, Mr. Lemaitre became the Chairman & CEO of BlueWind Medical, a neuromodulation company based in Utah, after serving as its Executive Chairman since September 2018. Mr. Lemaitre most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Flow Medical.
Previously, Mr. Lemaitre served as Chief Executive Officer of White Pine Medical, a venture-backed medical device start-up company, from June 2009 until May 2015. 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, from April 2008 until its acquisition by Medtronic, Inc., a publicly-traded medical device company, in April 2009. From 2005 until March 2008, 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 previously served on numerous boards including CoreValve, Direct Flow, Mitralign, Endologix (Chair), Nitinol Development Corporation, and BioVentus (Chair).
David C. Paul
David C. Paul is the Chairman of the Board of Directors having served in this role since the company’s inception in 2003, and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Paul served as our Chief Executive Officer from our inception in 2003 until August 2017, when he transitioned into the role of Executive Chairman. Prior to founding Globus, Mr. Paul was employed at Synthes in various positions. Mr. Paul 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 named inventor on approximately 225 patents and published 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. Mr. Paul also serves on the Board of Free Flow Medical, an early stage medical device company and Cross Ventures, LLC, a real estate development company.
Ann D. Rhoads
Ann D. Rhoads has served on our Board of Directors since July 2011, and is a member of our Audit Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Rhoads most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Forty Seven, Inc.(NASDAQ: FTSV), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, from March 2018 to June 2020. Previously, Ms. Rhoads was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company, from March 2010 through January 2017. From 2000 through the end of 2009, Ms. Rhoads served as the Chief Financial Officer of Premier, Inc., a healthcare supply management company.
Ms. Rhoads holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Ms. Rhoads also serves on the Board of Directors of Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL), Repare Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RPTX), and iTeos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ITOS).
Ms. Rhoads’ experience as the chief financial officer of publicly-traded biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, which qualify her to serve as one of our directors, brings valuable financial skills and expertise to our Board of Directors that includes significant executive management experience and leadership skills, and a strong understanding of corporate governance principles.
James R. Tobin
James R. Tobin has served on our Board of Directors since August 2015 and is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. 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 as the President and CEO of Biogen, Inc., from 1997 to 1998 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Tobin also worked at Baxter International in various capacities from 1972 to 1994, including as its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Tobin currently serves as Chairman of the Board of TransMedics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMDX), a company specializing in technology for preservation of organs for transplant. He also serves on the board of directors of Lyra Therapeutics (NASDAQ: LYRA), a clinical-stage company developing medicines precisely designed to target ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases, Xenter, Inc., a privately held interventional cardiology medical device company, and Impulse Dynamics, a privately held company specializing in technology for treating heart failure.
Mr. Tobin served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1972. Mr. Tobin holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Harvard College. Mr. Tobin is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors and on our Compensation Committee, Nominating, and Corporate Governance Committee for numerous reasons, including his decades of experience as a senior executive of large multinational healthcare and medical device companies, and his service as a director of Boston Scientific Corporation.
Stephen T. Zarrilli
Stephen T. Zarrilli has served on our Board of Directors since May 2019 and is a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Zarrilli was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the University City Science Center, an urban research park that provides commercialization resources to life science and technology entrepreneurs.
Mr. Zarrilli has over 25 years of finance, investment and operating experience in technology and life science enterprises. Mr. Zarrilli also has substantial governance experience with public companies. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Zarrilli served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. a capital provider to technology and life science companies, which he joined in 2007 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zarrilli began his career at Deloitte, LLP and was previously the Chairman and Founder of the Penn Valley Group, a management advisory firm; CFO of Fiberlink Communications Corporation, a security software company; CEO of Concellera Software, Inc., a document management software company; and CEO of US Interactive, Inc. a digital marketing firm.
Mr. Zarrilli is a Member of the Audit Committee and a Member of the Risk and Finance Committee of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., an investment management company. Mr. Zarrilli holds a B.S. in Accounting from LaSalle University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Zarrilli’s extensive operating experience, leadership roles, and his financial and accounting expertise qualify him to serve on our board as an audit committee financial expert.
Dr. John DeFord, Ph.D.
John A. DeFord, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2023. Dr. DeFord previously served as a member of the board of directors of NuVasive, Inc. from February 2018 to September 2023. Dr. DeFord is currently chairman, chief executive officer and president of Samothrace Medical Innovations. Dr. DeFord previously served as the executive vice president and chief technology officer for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a global medical technology company, from June 2018 until his retirement in May 2021. While at BD, Dr. DeFord also served as the senior vice president, research and development for the interventional segment from December 2017 to June 2018, following its acquisition of C.R. Bard where he had served as senior vice president, science, technology and clinical affairs since June 2007. Dr. DeFord joined Bard in 2004 and served in science and technology roles of increasing responsibility during that time. Prior to joining Bard, Dr. DeFord was managing director of Early Stage Partners, a venture capital fund. Prior to joining Early Stage Partners, Dr. DeFord was president and chief executive officer of Cook Incorporated, a privately held medical device manufacturer. He also serves on the board of directors of Maravai LifeSciences Holdings and Nordson Corporation. Dr. DeFord graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical/biomedical engineering.
Daniel J. Wolterman has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2023. Mr. Wolterman previously served as a member of the board of directors of NuVasive, Inc. from July 2015 to September 2023 and as board chair from May 2021 to September 2023. Mr. Wolterman is currently chief executive officer of Wolterman Consulting, a provider of strategic and operational consulting services to healthcare providers and other entities. From January 2018 to May 2019, Mr. Wolterman served as chief executive officer of ColubrisMX and X-Cath, both privately held medical device companies. Mr. Wolterman previously served as president and chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas, from 2002 until his retirement from Memorial Hermann in May 2016. He has more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry and a long history of community involvement. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Hyperfine. Mr. Wolterman earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master of business administration degree in finance from the University of Cincinnati, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Xavier University.
Leslie V. Norwalk, Esq. has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2023. Ms. Norwalk previously served as a member of the board of directors of NuVasive, Inc. from May 2014 to September 2023. Ms. Norwalk is currently strategic counsel to Epstein Becker & Green, EBG Advisors and National Health Advisors. She also serves as a healthcare, regulatory and policy advisor to several private equity firms. Ms. Norwalk previously served the Bush Administration as the acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. She managed the day-to-day operations of Medicare, Medicaid, State Child Health Insurance Programs, Survey and Certification of Health Care Facilities and other federal health care initiatives. For four years prior to that, she was the agency’s deputy administrator, responsible for the implementation of the hundreds of changes made under the Medicare Modernization Act, including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. Prior to serving the Bush Administration, she practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Epstein Becker & Green where she advised clients on a variety of health policy matters. She also served in the first Bush Administration in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Ms. Norwalk serves as a director of Arvinas, ModivCare and Neurocrine Biosciences, as well as several privately held healthcare companies. She is also a member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council. Ms. Norwalk earned a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in economics and international relations from Wellesley College and a juris doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law.