George Jenkins, Chairman
Mr. Jenkins is Chairman of the board of Flower Orthopedics and President of Merritt Capital Corporation, an investment vehicle. From 1987 to 2005, he was a General Partner of Apax Partners, a private equity investment group. Prior to joining Apax, Mr. Jenkins was a banker managing banking facilities in Europe and Asia. Mr. Jenkins received a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Lafayette College where he currently serves as a trustee and Chair of the Financial Policy Committee. Mr. Jenkins has been a board member of numerous public and private companies, and currently serves on the boards of Colorescience Inc., Power Survey Corporation, Eydon LLC, Hamlin Capital, Spyder Active Sports, Inc., and Trident Biomaterials, Inc. He is President of Eagles Mere Historic Village, Inc. (501C3) and the Eagles Mere Air Museum (501C3).
Oliver Burckhardt is President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Flower Orthopedics. From April 2009 until April 2011 Mr. Burckhardt was the President and CEO of Scient’x SA, a company that was acquired by Alphatec Spine in March 2010. Mr. Burckhardt was formerly President of Orthofix Spine, Inc. and was responsible for the Global Spine business units, where revenues exceeded US $100 million. Prior to Orthofix, Mr. Burckhardt was with Aesculap, where he served as the Vice President of Spine Sales and Marketing and played a key role in building the USA and international Aesculap spine business from start-up. Oliver brings over 20 years of industry experience. His balance of U.S. and international market development experience in orthopedics is uniquely suited to leverage Flower Orthopedics.
Mr. Ferreira is a serial entrepreneur with a strong urge to create changes. Born in Canada, Rick achieved his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Toronto. After 5 years with the Royal Bank of Canada, Rick built his first company, International Managed Healthcare, a Canadian company engaged in the provision of rehabilitation services. This company was sold to Liberty Mutual Insurance in 1994. In 1997, he built Alliance Medical Corporation, the first major medical device reprocessing company. In 2010, Rick sold his company to Stryker for more than half a billion dollars. Rick has a passion for driving changes that make sense to healthcare – payers, patients, and providers alike. With Intralign, Rick is targeting yet another key problem area in healthcare, the use of resources to deliver major joint replacement. Under Rick’s leadership, Intralign is setting out to change business as usual in orthopedic care.
G. Robert Marcus
Mr. Marcus, a founding partner of Conexus Financial Partners, L.P., has over more than 30 years of experience as a corporate and tax attorney. He has represented numerous pharmaceutical, medical device and technology-oriented clients, both in the U.S. and globally. He has also played a leading role in numerous M&A deals and corporate partnerships, joint ventures, distribution, licensing, and supply arrangements. Mr. Marcus has played a key role in developing the structure and organization of numerous start-up, mezzanine, and public financings. He has been a very successful private investor and has counseled numerous start-ups and emerging companies. He serves as the Chairman of the Management Committee and President of the law firm of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A. - a 100-lawyer firm with offices in Bridgewater, NJ and New York City. As head of the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice, Mr. Marcus has analyzed, structured and negotiated more than 300 separate deals that include venture capital and private equity investments, joint ventures, sales and mergers of companies and public offerings of stock. Mr. Marcus is included in the Corporate Law section of the current issue of The Best Lawyers In America. He holds a B.A. from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ, a J.D. from Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, PA and a L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School.