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. 

 

Chief Technology Officer
Francis Patrick Magee, DVM

Dr. Magee began his career as a veterinarian serving as the Head of Experimental Surgery at the Harrington Arthritis Research Center, working on the development of Total Joint Prostheses for human application. Over his 25 career he has worked exclusively developing devices in orthopedics and spine. He has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Orthologic, Spine Solutions and Synthes Spine. He has managed the successful commercialization in the U.S. and OUS of many Class 2 and 3 products, and was responsible for all functional areas, including design, development, regulatory, surgeon training and manufacturing. All three companies Dr. Magee has been a part of either went public or were high multiple acquisitions.

 

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. 

 

EVP Sales and Marketing
Bill Pfost

Mr. Pfost began his career in the medical device industry at U.S. Surgical corporation, where he served 12 years in various sales management positions, including Divisional Sales Director, and VP of Corporate Accounts. He then was recruited to Spine Tech, a spinal device company on the forefront of inter-body fusion techniques. He remained at Spine Tech through the acquisition of Spine Tech by Zimmer Spine, where he continued in several senior sales management positions. He began working with the VB, LLC companies as V.P. of Sales for Centinel Spine, and later V.P. of Distribution for Paradigm Spine. For the past four years, Mr. Pfost has been the Group President of American Medical Concepts, a spine and orthopedics distribution company, located on the West Coast. He joined Paradigm Spine in September of 2018 as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.