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Ortho Kinematics Expands Leadership Team

Ortho Kinematics‚ Inc. (OKI), a privately-held healthcare diagnostics company focused on spine imaging informatics,  announced the appointment of Tom Anderson as Vice President of Sales and Chris White as Vice President of Finance. With these hires, OKI has in place the management team required to support its current national-scale commercialization efforts. 

Earlier in the year, the company completed a limited-scale launch of its flagship product, the VMA. The VMA is a diagnostic test for the assessment of spinal motion, which includes instability in the cervical and lumbar spine.  Spinal instability is an important consideration for physicians when evaluating candidates for potential spine surgery or spine pain management injections.  The VMA has been shown in studies to increase the sensitivity in detecting spinal motion, including instability, with no decrease in specificity relative to the current standard test.

Mr. Anderson joins OKI with 25 years of experience in medical device sales and sales leadership. Mr. Anderson has held sales leadership positions at a variety of spine surgery-focused companies, ranging from start-ups such as Kyphon, to large multi-nationals, such as Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, where Tom was Regional Vice President of Sales.  Along with Mr. Anderson, OKI has also appointed three highly-experienced Area Vice Presidents of Sales: Mike Isaacson, Jim Courville and Jeff VanRaaphorst.

Mr. White, CPA, joins OKI with over 15 years of experience in accounting and finance for public companies such as BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, large institutional investment funds such as Harbert Management Corp., as well as several start-up companies.

“Tom Anderson has a track record of success, and the right mix of skills, experience and grit to build and lead our sales organization,” notes Paul Gunnoe, CEO,  adding, “With the addition of Tom, his sales team, and an experienced VP of finance, we are well on our way to becoming the global leader in spine diagnostics.”