Alphatec names Patrick Miles CEO, adds new board members

Written by Laura Dyrda | March 12, 2018 | Print  | Email

Alphatec named a new CEO, COO and CMO.


In conjunction with announcing it would acquire SafeOp, Alphatec named Patrick Miles CEO, Terry Rich president and COO, and Dr. Luiz Pimenta CMO. Both Mr. Miles and Mr. Rich will remain on the company's board.


Mr. Miles joined Alphatec in the fall of 2017 after spending 17 years with NuVasive. Mr. Miles left NuVasive as the company's president and COO as well as the president of global products and services. Mr. Rich previously served as Alphatec's CEO; when Mr. Miles joined the company as executive chairman, Mr. Rich reported to him.


The company also brought on Dr. Pimenta, a spine surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, for his expertise. After the company completes its acquisition of SafeOp, Richard O'Brien, MD, and Robert Snow — both SafeOp scientific principals — will also join Alphatec as executives.


Alphatech will also expand its board as a result of the transaction to include:


• James Tullis, founder and CEO of Tullis Health Investors
• Jason Hochberg, a partner with L-5 Healthcare Partners and founder and CEO of SJS Beacon, an investment company
• Evan Bakst, a partner with L-5 Healthcare Partners and founder and portfolio manager of Treetop Capital


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