DENNIS STRIPE – CHAIRMAN
Mr. Dennis Stripe has over 40 years of experience from various positions in management, sales and marketing on a global basis. When joining Kendall Healthcare Products in 1983, Mr. Stripe started a career within the healthcare industry lasting 37 years and he remains active in the medical device industry. In 1991, Mr. Stripe joined Smith & Nephew as a Senior Product Manager. During his time at Smith & Nephew, Mr. Stripe held various senior positions with Marketing, ending as a Group Marketing Director within the Orthopedic Division. Following a successful career at Smith & Nephew, Mr. Stripe joined the Spine Division of Stryker Corporation in 1996 and remained there until 2008. At Stryker Corporation, Mr. Stripe held several senior management roles on a global basis, including the Vice President of Global Marketing. In 2008, Mr. Stripe joined OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, a medical technology company focusing on implants and instruments for reconstruction surgery. Mr Stripe remained at OrthoHelix Surgical Designs until 2013 and served as Chief Executive Officer and as member of the Board of Directors for five years. OrthoHelix Surgical Designs was ultimately sold to Nasdaq listed company Tornier N.V., a transaction led by Mr. Stripe.
Mr. Stripe is currently a key executive of California based Compliant Innovations, a company focusing on software solutions for the healthcare industry, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Central-Insurance Companies, Medshape and non-profit Steps2Walk.
No of B shares: 346,350
Warrants TO4B: 663
LEIF RYD – BOARD
Leif is an orthopedic surgeon with a long career in clinical research, focusing on osteoarthritis (OA). He is also a former professor at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Leif’s clinical areas of expertise include degenerative joint disease of the hip and knee, as well as traumatic injuries of the knee. Leif works on a consultancy basis for Episurf as a Senior Medical Advisor focusing on medical/scientific development and marketing Episurf products to the medical profession.
Current positions: Chairman and CEO of Aktiebolaget Gile Medicinkonsult and Chairman of Crage AB.
Independence: Leif is independent from the Company’s primary shareholders, but not from the Company or its management.
No of A shares: 223
No of B shares: 308,250 (of which 3,000 is family members)
Warrants TO4B: 2,378
No of A shares: 421,185 (via entity)
No of B shares: 215,714 (via entity)
Warrants TO4B: 15,663(via entity)
CHRISTIAN KRÜEGER – BOARD
Christian Krüeger has an Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has Majored in Finance at University of Lund. Mr Krüeger is currently the CEO of LMK Venture Partners AB, a Swedish family office investing in both listed, unlisted companies and treasury bond. Mr. Krüeger has extensive experience from the financial industry, including stock and bond brokerage, equity raisings and the debt capital markets. Mr Krüeger has held senior positions, most recently as Head of Equities, at Pareto Securities in Stockholm. Prior to Pareto, Mr Krüeger held multiple senior positions at Öhman Fondkommission and Matteus Fondkommission.
Current positions: Board member of Mälaråsen AB, Solnaberg Property AB, Rocker AB, LMK Venture Partners AB. Deputy director in LMK Ventures AB and Krueger Liljefors Konsult AB.
Independence: Mr Krüeger is considered as independent from the company and from the major shareholders.
No of B shares: 300,000
LAURA SHUNK – BOARD
Laura Shunk is a senior and founding partner in the law firm of Hudak, Shunk and Farine, Co LPA in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA, where she has practiced in the field of Intellectual Property Law since 1987. Laura’s career has included patent and trademark prosecution work focused in the healthcare and medical device field with representations including InvaCare, Cross Medical, Biomet, OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Tornier, and Wright Medical, among others.
Current positions: Chairman of SCI Engineered Materials, Inc.
Independence: Shunk is considered as independent from the company and from the major shareholders.
ANNETTE BRODIN RAMPE – BOARD
Annette Brodin Rampe holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology and currently serves as the CEO of ImagineCare AB, a digital health monitoring platform. In addition to this, Ms. Brodin Rampe serves as the Chairwoman of Global Child Forum and sits on the Board of Ferronordic AB and Poolia AB. She also acts as advisor to TechBuddy AB. Previously, Ms. Brodin Rampe served as CEO of Internationella Engelska Skolan and before that she was European Managing Partner of Brunswick Group, a strategy communications PR agency. Ms. Brodin Rampe has previously been the Chairwoman of Stillfront Group AB and sat on the Boards of, amongst others, PEAB AB and Ernströmgruppen AB.
Independence: Ms. Brodin Rampe is considered as independent from the company and its management as well as from the company’s major shareholders.
No of B shares: 240,000
ULF GRUNANDER – BOARD
Ulf Grunander holds an economics degree from Stockholm University and previously served 23 years as CFO for Getinge Group. Mr. Grunander currently sits on the boards of Arjo AB (publ), AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB, Lifco AB (publ) and Djurgården Hockey AB. Furthermore, he serves as Chairman of Djurgården Merchandise Handelsbolag. Mr. Grunander has held board assignments in several companies of the Getinge group and has also been a Chartered Accountant.
Independence: Mr. Grunander is considered as independent from the company and its management as well as from the company’s major shareholders.
No of B shares: 131,000