Rick has a long history with Spinal Elements, having served as one of the original advisory board members when the company was formed in 2003. Rick brings a unique blend of 30+ years of sales, marketing and business development leadership combined with a technical and analytic mindset. In his current role at Spinal Elements, Rick also leads the product development teams. Immediately prior to Spinal Elements, Rick served from 2014-2020 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Benvenue Medical, the assets of which were purchased by Spinal Elements in early 2021. Prior to Benvenue, Rick served in an advisory capacity to many organizations within the industry, including DePuy Synthes Spine and SafeWire. Rick held several executive commercialization roles at TranS1 (VP & General Manager, 2003-2010), NuVasive (Vice President of Sales & Marketing, 2000-2003), Innovasive (Vice President of WW Sales & Marketing, 1997-2000), and more. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Northridge.