Ortho Sales Partners Announces Two Executive Additions and the Formation of Two Divisions (Orthopedics and Spine)

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Two key executive additions allow Ortho Sales Partners to have dedicated divisions for Orthopedics (Total Joints, Trauma, Extremities, Sports Medicine) and Spine.

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As we continue to grow our business, it is important we structure and scale the organization that allows for the continued focus on our clients and positive outcomes. Having Matt and Jeff lead our divisions will allow us to stay focused while utilizing their experience and leadership skills.

Ortho Sales Partners, the global leader in commercialization services for the orthopedic industry, is pleased to announce key additions allowing the formation of two separate divisions. This strategic move further demonstrates Ortho Sales Partners commitment to offer the industries most talented and experienced consultants to its clients. In advance of their presence at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons annual conference (Booth 5713), Ortho Sales Partners announces the formation of two distinct divisions. One for Orthopedics and the other for Spine. Hired to lead the Orthopedic division are Jeff Chandler and Dan Darges.

Jeff Chandler, has been appointed General Manager of Orthopedics. Mr. Chandler has a rich history in commercializing products in Total Joint Reconstruction, Trauma and Sports Medicine. A key entrepreneurial career highlight featured Mr. Chandler as Founder & CEO/President of a venture capital backed medical device firm (Aquarius Medical), led the Company for six years incepting two core technologies (fluid management pump; core body thermoregulation from Stanford University OTL), and through product inventions (IP), funding, research, development, regulatory, manufacturing, commercialization, and into a successful exit.

About his joining Ortho Sales Partners, Jeff Chandler said: "I'm excited to bring a novel and cost-effective commercialization model to startup and emerging growth companies, or launching disruptive technologies for established medical device firms. In the entrepreneurial spirit of preserving expensive cash, OSP provides an attractive staged-based vehicle to deploy a multi-disciplined and highly networked senior level team in comparison to being confined by traditionally limited FTE hiring."

Dan Darges, Vice President of Orthopedics, career started in 1997 with Smith & Nephew as a Ortho Recon/Trauma rep, Mr. Darges' successes and reputation led him to accept an offer as a Regional Sales Director for a top Arthrex Distributorship in 2002. Working for a Distributor allowed Mr. Darges to grow skills as a leader and manager for both Arthrex and Wright Medical product lines in Multiple States. In 2007, Mr. Darges founded Bio-Surg Solutions, Inc., a Distributorship for Wright Medical. After many successful years as one of the highest growth distributorships in the country, Mr. Darges sold his Distributorship to Wright Medical in 2012 and became a Senior Director of Sales for Wright Medical's Foot and Ankle/Biologics products.

"I am really excited to be part of the Ortho Sales Partners team," said Darges. "I feel this role allows me to use my skill sets in multiple facets for multiple companies within the orthopedic industry. I have enjoyed my time thus far as a consultant and look forward to taking on more responsibility for our clients as the Vice President of Orthopedics."

For the spine division, Ortho Sales Partners has promoted Matt Stuttle to the position of General Manager. Mr. Stuttle has been in the medical industry for over 18 years. He began his career in spine in 2003 has held executive management positions at Kyphon (acquired by Medtronic in 2008 for $4.3B), Paradigm Spine, SpineWave and most recently Spineart.

Regarding his promotion to General Manager, Matt Stuttle said: "I feel strongly that Ortho Sales Partners is well positioned to facilitate guidance, structure, growth and scale to medical companies worldwide. Our strengths lie in our team; A world class organization of experienced executives across a broad spectrum of specialties, all designed to mitigate risk and speed execution. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working closely with Kevin over the last 15 years. His leadership and vast experience lends itself well to the core focus of Ortho Sales Partners; Creating immense value for our clients and their respective shareholders."

As General Manager's Jeff and Matt will report in to the CEO, Kevin McGann.
"We welcome Jeff and Dan to Ortho Sales Partners. As we continue to grow our business, it is important we structure and scale the organization that allows for the continued focus on our clients and positive outcomes. Having Matt and Jeff lead our Spine and Orthopedic Divisions will allow us to stay focused while utilizing their experience and leadership skills."
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About Ortho Sales Partners

Ortho Sales Partners has created a unique platform to help companies in any stage commercialize their products in a very efficient way. We have worked closely with many organizations and produced results that have profoundly impacted each client's business.

Our services are geared to meet you where you are today and help your business grow by utilizing proven industry executives that bring you an objective analysis and recommendations going forward. Our market knowledge is based on current trends and competitive analysis from industry stalwarts from some of the highest growth companies.

Ortho Sales Partners' headquarters are in Scottsdale, Arizona but we have several offices across the US. (http://www.orthosalespartners.com).

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