Leadership Team

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Marc R. Viscogliosi

Mr. Viscogliosi is a founder of Paradigm Spine and has been its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Managers since August 2004. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Viscogliosi was a cofounder and secretary of the Board of Directors of Spine Solutions, Inc., which was acquired by Synthes-Stratec in 2003. In 1999, Mr. Viscogliosi cofounded Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC (“VB”), a leading merchant bank and venture capital firm focused on the musculoskeletal/orthopedics industry. Mr. Viscogliosi spent six years researching and banking musculoskeletal companies prior to cofounding VB.  He was employed for four years as a musculoskeletal/orthopedic research associate, primarily working with his brother, Anthony Viscogliosi.  Mr. Viscogliosi has served on two boards of directors of musculoskeletal companies.  Mr. Viscogliosi graduated from New York University in 1999 with a BA in Economics and Political Science. 

 

President
Guntmar Eisen

Mr. Eisen has over 20 years of experience in the spine industry. He has been a key driver of the development and execution of Paradigm Spine’s global operational infrastructure.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Eisen was the Vice President of Europe Spine Solutions, GmbH, which focused on commercialization of various spine products including the ProDisc Lumbar and Cervical Disc technologies. Prior to his role with Europe Spine Solutions, Mr. Eisen spent 10 years as Director Product Management of Spine, Trauma & Biomaterials at Aesculap AG & Co. KG in Germany. He earned a degree in Product Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) in Furtwangen, Germany. 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer
Steve Ward

Mr. Ward has over 30 years of medical device industry, financial, and operational experience. Steve began his career in medical devices at Howmedica Inc. ($1.0 billion dollar Hip and Knee implant division of Pfizer Corporation) in 1984. Steve continued to be recognized during his 16 years at Howmedica reaching the title of Director of WW Accounting and Financial System Operations. In 2000 Steve joined International Technidyne Corporation (ITC), as Vice President of Finance. ITC specialized in disposable incision devices and coagulation equipment. In 2006, Steve rejoined former employees of Howmedica and accepted the role of Chief Financial Officer at Small Bone Innovations Inc. (SBI). Steve was later promoted to CFO/COO. Most recently Steve was the CFO/COO at Viscogliosi Bros and Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisors. Steve earned a BS degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from FDU in Madison NJ. Early experience includes two years at KPMG.

 

 
Vice President of Sales
Jeremy Laynor

Mr. Laynor brings more than 19 years of professional sales, marketing and leadership experience. He has been instrumental in the growth of Paradigm Spine’s U.S. commercial efforts since joining the organization in 2013. Jeremy began his healthcare sales industry career with Cardinal Health, where he specialized in the development of national sales efforts for new pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technologies. He spent 6 years in both sales and leadership roles developing teams in the Southeast region of the U.S. Jeremy then joined Salient Surgical, where he was essential in launching an advanced energy product line focused on Orthopedics and Spine procedures, and served as Area Vice President leading up to the company being acquired by Medtronic in 2011. Jeremy is a graduate of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania where he played point guard for the men’s basketball team.