EPIC Extremity Board of Managers: 

  • Dan Schwartzbauer, Founder & President - A consultant and entrepreneur whose background before EPIC Extremity includes an executive role with an early stage orthopedic start-up encompassing management, commercialization, supply chain, operations and strategy skills.  Before acting on his entrepreneurial spirit, he spent 7 years building a business with an independent distributor of orthopedic implants – including extremity market leading products. This experience culminated in a Director of Sales role, including responsibilities of strategy, employee hiring and guidance, training and management.

  • Andrew Cothrel, BOM & Advisor -  Has 25 years in medtech general management, commercialization, operations, and strategy including a VP/corporate officer role at Roche and CEO roles at 4 early-stage medtech companies, as well as a GM role at a spinal ortho CMO. Currently - founder and President of Blue Marble Medical – a consulting business with a focus on executive leadership and advisory/consulting roles that leverage my broad experience and expertise in the business of health sciences to start, grow, or turn around businesses in those fields. 

  • Tom Senker, BOM Began his hospital executive career in 1983 – holding CEO and President roles at various hospitals and hospital systems.  Currently founder and president of Grace Healthcare advisors.

  • Hays Waldrop, BOM – Began healthcare career in orthopedics at Biomet 21 years ago.  He has since founded and is President of The Council of Supply Chain Executives and The Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers providing two unique platforms for networking/learning for leading Healthcare Executives and Suppliers. 

Team Members:

  • Randy Schlemmer, New Projects Manager - 15+ years in orthopedic design and project management.  Spent more than a decade with Zimmer in a variety of design and development roles.  Experience encompasses working with large established and small start-up companies.