Rick Epstein
President & Chief Executive Officer
Rick has more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership roles transforming medical device businesses to fast growing and valuable enterprises, including his most recent role as the CEO of OMNI Life Sciences, Inc. where he was integral to the acquisition of OMNI by Corin Group. Prior to leading OMNI, he served as President and CEO of Sonoma Orthopedic Products, which was acquired by Arthrex. Rick was Ellman International’s CEO, V. Mueller’s (Cardinal Health) VPGM and has also served as a Vice President in prominent organizations including Baxter International and Cardinal Health. Rick holds a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Rick is also a member of the Conventus Board of Directors.


Jonathan Isenburg
Chief Financial Officer
With more than 17 years in Industry, Jonathan Isenburg brings a diverse and deep set of skills in financial leadership and management to Conventus. Mr. Isenburg also brings previous CFO experience to Conventus. Prior to joining Conventus, he led a cardiovascular imaging start-up through a dual-track IPO M&A process that culminated in a sale to a publicly traded strategic buyer. Earlier in his career, Mr. Isenburg worked in a number of public accounting and financial consulting roles. Mr. Isenburg earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from UMASS – Amherst and a graduate business degree in Investment Management from Boston University. Mr. Isenburg was formerly licensed as a CPA in Massachusetts.


Eric M. Cracraft
Senior Director – Sales & Marketing
Eric Cracraft brings a wealth of strategic orthopedic medical device expertise from more than 20+ years in the orthopedic industry. Mr. Cracraft’s diverse skill set includes sales management, marketing, clinical education and product development. He has experience building both start-up and large companies such as DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Trauma, and OrthoPediatrics. Eric earned Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.


Michael Mazzio
Vice President – R&D and Operations
Mike Mazzio has more than 30 years in the Medical Device industry ranging from OB-GYN, Orthopaedics and Craniomaxillofacial (CMF). He spent over 27 years with Synthes, now Depuy Synthes, in various new product development roles leading the global Trauma & Craniomaxillofacial R&D teams. He has collaborated in the development of plating systems, external fixators and intramedullary nails with surgeon designers; especially working within the AO Foundation. Most recently Mike served as the President of Synthes CMF overseeing R&D, Marketing and Sales. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.


Medical Director
Andrew K. Palmer, MD
Professor Emeritus Orthopedic Surgery
Upstate Medical University – Institute for Human Performance
Outer Cape Health Services
Provincetown, MA

Andrew K. Palmer, MD has had a distinguished 35 year career as an orthopedic hand surgeon, researcher, and is one of the world’s experts on the wrist joint. Dr. Palmer retired from surgical practice December 31, 2007 and now holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Orthopedic Surgery with an office in the research facility at Upstate Medical University – the Institute for Human Performance, Syracuse, New York. Presently, Dr. Palmer is a practicing Orthopedics Upper Extremity Consultant to Outer Cape Health Services in Provincetown, MA in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston. Dr. Palmer has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books, and has given hundreds of lectures and instructional courses on challenges of the upper extremity. He has received numerous honors and has served as an officer in many medical organizations, culminating in serving as the 52nd president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Palmer remains active in community and business affairs in Syracuse and on Cape Cod, continues to work closely with the Institute for Human Performance at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, and serves as a member of the Upstate Medical University Foundation Board.


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