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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

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Alex Khowaylo

Chairman of the Board, CEO

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

Alex Khowaylo

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

Dave Washburn

Dave Washburn

Director

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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

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

Jim Malayter

Jim Malayter

Director

Management Team

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

Dave Washburn

Dave Washburn

COO

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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

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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

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Rui Ferreira, 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

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Richard Tran, PhD

VP, Research

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

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

Ken Yuen

Ken Yuen

Director, Manufacturing

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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

Ken Barbour

Director, Supply Chain

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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