Chris Hughes – President & CEO
Chris Hughes founded OsteoRemedies®, LLC in September 2013. As President & CEO, he has led the company with a vision to be the premier choice for surgeons by providing simple solutions to complex disorders focused on revision and infection remedies. Chris has held various leadership roles throughout his career starting with 4 years’ active duty as Captain, in the United States Army. For 24 years, he has been in the medical device industry in sales, marketing, business development and executive management. Chris held many executive roles at Medtronic Spine & Biologics before his tenure as President of Paradigm Spine, LLC and then President of CMS, LLC, a medical device distribution entity. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Tampa and Masters of Business Administration degree from Chaminade University. Chris furthered his Executive Education by attending courses at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Over his career, Chris has held several appointments as board member and volunteer, including Co-Chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation of New York City.
Eric A. Stookey – Chief Operating Officer
Eric A. Stookey joined OsteoRemedies® as the Chief Operating Officer in March of 2015 to assist the organization in further developing and executing a strategy to address surgeons’ needs by providing simple solutions to complex disorders for revision and infection remedies.
Prior to joining OsteoRemedies®, Mr. Stookey most recently served as the President of the Extremities-Biologics division at Wright Medical Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMGI) until 2014. Mr. Stookey served in various other marketing and sales positions at Wright Medical Group, Inc. since 1995, including the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Vice President North American Sales, Senior Director of Sales – Central Region, and Director of Marketing for Large Joint Reconstruction Products. He also worked for DePuy Orthopedics, Inc. from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Stookey earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Christian Brothers University and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Indiana University School of Business. In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Stookey continues to serve as an independent member of the Board of Directors for SiNtx Technologies, Salt Lake City, UT (Nasdaq: SINT) and previously served for Cartiva, Inc., Alpharetta, GA, until the successful acquisition of the business by Wright Medical Group, Inc in 2018.
Phillip S. Ramsey – Sales & Marketing Manager
Phillip S. Ramsey joined OsteoRemedies® as the Field Specialist in May of 2016 to lead the organization’s product service support for the respective product lines. During his time as Field Specialist, Mr. Ramsey used his previous medical device sales experience and worked as a liason between the in-field sales team and corporate sales and marketing department to help OsteoRemedies® exceed customer expectations. In his new role as Sales & Marketing Manager, Mr. Ramsey will continue to oversee field sales and product support, with expanded duties to include the further development of programs such as marketing/advertising customer outreach, market analytics and industry educational opportunities to support the company’s continued growth.
Prior to joining OsteoRemedies®, Mr. Ramsey most recently was a Senior Sales Representitive for Medtronic Spine and Biologics until 2016. Before entering in the medical device industry Mr. Ramsey worked for Automatic Data Processing (ADP) as District Manager until 2014.
Mr. Ramsey earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Memphis.
Rachel M. Kennedy – Scientific Affairs Manager
Rachel M. Kennedy joined OsteoRemedies® as the Scientific Affairs Manager in August 2018 to lead our scientific, research and product development operations of the business while providing the necessary technical support for our internal and field sales teams. Her drive to design and develop innovative technologies matches with the organization’s vision to provide meaningful and transformative infection remedies.
Prior to joining OsteoRemedies®, Rachel spent 3 years with Olympus working in Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Research and Development with a focus on biomaterials based medical devices. Her research focused on dissolvable Chitosan based medical devices for use after Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).
Rachel received her Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomaterials Engineering from Clemson University. Her thesis was focused on Tissue Engineering in the Laboratory of Orthopaedic Tissue Regeneration & Orthobiologics. She researched a biological solution for Intervertebral Disc Herniation in the form of a decellularized tissue based biomimetic patch for annulus fibrosus tissue regeneration.
Joe Grifone – Customer Service Operations
Joe Grifone joined OsteoRemedies® in February 2014. He is responsible for Customer Service Operations at OsteoRemedies®. He has 18 years of experience in Customer Service Operations in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Osteoremedies®, he spent 7 years in medical device as Customer Service Manager with Paradigm Spine in New York City. He also spent 8 years with Zimmer Spine (formerly Endius) in the same role, working in Plainville, MA.
Prior to his experience in the medical device sector, Mr. Grifone worked as Director of Operations for Mediq Mobile X-Ray & EKG in Westwood, MA for 8 years.
Mr. Grifone worked in various roles for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England in Needham, MA for 16 years, including District Manager.
Elise Fleming – Operations Manager
Elise Fleming joined OsteoRemedies® in November 2014. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Memphis. She brings with her extensive experience in specialty business management and accounting support as well as a strong background in purchasing and inventory control. Elise is thrilled to be part of the OsteoRemedies® family!
Robert C. Lynn – Business Intelligence Manager
Robert C. Lynn joined OsteoRemedies® as the Business Intelligence Manager in September 2018 to oversee our enterprise resource planning system and business process improvement. Mr. Lynn will also be responsible for supporting both sales and inventory management with effective reporting and forecasting. His understanding of business processes in the medical device industry and his experience investigating business requirements will support the company’s continued progression. Prior to joining OsteoRemedies®, Mr. Lynn spent nearly 7 years with Medtronic Spine and Biologics. During his time at Medtronic, he worked in Customer Care supporting the Spine Loaner process before joining a project to develop a field inventory management application reporting to Sales Enablement. Mr. Lynn ended his time with Medtronic as an IT Business Systems Analyst. Mr. Lynn earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Tennessee.