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Our Team

The Acuitive team consists of a board of directors with decades of experience alongside a management team experienced in the field of material science and orthopedic medical devices.

Board of Directors

Alex Khowaylo

Chairman of the Board

Degreed engineer, 5 decades of orthopedic experience, 4 successful exits to 3M, Stryker, Zimmer, MAKO, founder (4)

Alex Khowaylo

Alex Khowaylo

4 decades of orthopedic financial, operations, and leadership positions at companies sold to Zimmer (2) and MAKO. Founder (3)

Dave Washburn

Dave Washburn

Director

Mike McCarthy

Director

4 decades of orthopedic CEO, sales and marketing leadership positions at J&J and companies sold to J&J, Zimmer (2), and MAKO. Founder (3)

Mike McCarthy

4 decades of orthopedic sales and marketing leadership positions at companies sold to Zimmer and MAKO

Jim Malayter

Jim Malayter

Director

Management Team

4 decades of orthopedic financial, operations, and leadership positions at companies sold to Zimmer (2) and MAKO. Founder (3)

Dave Washburn

Dave Washburn

COO

Mike McCarthy

 

CCO

4 decades of orthopedic CEO, sales and marketing leadership positions at J&J and companies sold to J&J, Zimmer (2), and MAKO. Founder (3)

Mike McCarthy

Over 3 decades in the orthopedic industry at Wright, Howmedica, and Stryker, bringing new products and technologies to market

Matt Poggie

Matt Poggie

Sr. VP, Regulatory and Quality

Rui Ferreira, MS, MBA

VP, Product Development

Over 2 decades of diverse experience in worldwide Research and development roles. Vice president level experience for publicly traded and privately held top tier orthopedic companies. 

Rui Ferreira, MS, MBA

Richard Tran, PhD

Over 15 years of experience in the design and characterization of biodegradable citrate-based biomaterials with novel crosslinking strategies, adhesive, antimicrobial, fluorescent, and chelating properties for cardiac, vascular, neural, gastrointestinal, and orthopedic regenerative engineering applications.

Richard Tran, PhD

VP, Research

Ken Yuen

Director, Manufacturing

Over 15 years of experience in medical device manufacturing. A process development specialist for new technologies to improve patient care.

Ken Yuen

Ken Barbour

Director, Supply Chain

Military Veteran with 25+ years of management experience working in the medical device industry; working at start-ups and large organizations in Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing

Ken Barbour

Mary Theresa Freeley

Director, Quality

25+ years experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries focused on maintenance and growth of Quality Management Systems and solving complex issues by implementation of robust solutions.

Mary Theresa Freeley