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Erick Cloix
Chief Executive Officer

For more than 30 years, Erick Cloix has been an innovator, inventor and entrepreneur in the spine and healthcare industry.  After becoming president and CEO of Stryker Spine and Abbott Spine International, he set off on his own to launch Spine-Next and then Implanet, both of which were successfully grown and/or acquired during his tenure.  He still holds invention patents in the medical device field as an inventor, and is looking forward to disrupting the spine industry again with Companion Spine.

Bill Pfost
Chief Sales Officer

Bill Pfost is a seasoned sales and marketing executive with more than 30 years experience in the spine space, having developed and distributed a portfolio of some of the most well-known products in the industry, including Coflex, Mobi-C, Prodisc and others. He brings a wealth of knowledge, relationships and innovative methods to Companion Spine.

Franck LaPorte
VP, Operations

Franck LaPorte is head of manufacturing and operations at Companion Spine, and brings more than two decades of experience to the table, which includes leadership roles at Zimmer Spine France, Spine Next, Exactech and Implanet. He has a strong track record of manufacturing management and operational leadership for medical devices in the United States and in Europe.

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Anthony Viscogliosi

Anthony Viscogliosi has more than three decades of experience as an accomplished inventor, founder, entrepreneur, CEO, board member, leading Wall Street analyst, banker, global financier, author, visionary and lecturer. He is globally recognized as a spine non-fusion expert, with companies and entities such as MCRA, Small Bone Innovations, Aperion, Spine Solutions, Paradigm Spine and Centinel Spine.

Marc Viscogliosi

Marc Viscogliosi was a founder of Paradigm Spine and its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Managers until its sale in 2019. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Viscogliosi was a cofounder and Director of Spine Solutions, Inc. His clinical and regulatory expertise has been applied to many groundbreaking innovations in non-fusion spine technology.

John Viscogliosi

John Viscogliosi is the former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Centinel Spine.  Mr. Viscogliosi has more than 25 years of operations and turn-around experience in the orthopedic industry, which included being on the board of Small Bone Innovations, Inc., and has applied his expertise across several innovative companies and entities, including MCRA, Woven Orthopedic, Knee Creations and Centinel Spine.

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