Executive Team

Leslie H. Cross

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Leslie H. Cross is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cross is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of DJO Global, Inc. Mr. Cross continues to serve as a Director of DJO Global. In calendar 2010, DJO Global's net sales were $966 million, with adjusted EBITDA of $262 million. DJO Global is a manufacturer and worldwide leading distributor of electrotherapy products for pain therapy and rehabilitation, clinical devices for the treatment of patients in physical therapy clinics, knee, hip and shoulder implant products, and orthopedic rehabilitation products, including rigid knee bracing, orthopedic soft goods, cold therapy systems, vascular systems and bone growth stimulation devices. Mr. Cross has held principal executive roles at DJO Global and its predecessors since 1995. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Cross held the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of the Bracing & Support Systems division of Smith & Nephew. He was a Managing Director of two different divisions of Smith & Nephew from 1982 to 1990. Mr. Cross earned a diploma in medical technology from Sydney Technical College in Sydney, Australia and studied business at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa.

Michael Plunkett

Chief Operating Officer

Mike joined Alphatec Spine in March 2012 as Vice President of Operations and was promoted to his current position in January 2014. He has held numerous positions in Operations, Information Technology, and Program Management. His most recent position prior to Alphatec was as Managing Director with First Marblehead Corporation in Boston, MA. Prior to joining First Marblehead, Mike served over 24 years in the U.S. Navy and retired with the rank of Captain in July 2003. While in the Navy he served in a variety of ashore and afloat positions, including Supply Officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the primary assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Readiness and Logistics. Mike received a B.S. from Saint John Fisher College, a M.S. from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a M.A. from the Naval War College.

Michael O'Neill, FCMA

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer

Michael O’Neill has served as the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer since October of 2010. From November 2007 to March 2009 he served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mentor Corporation, a surgical aesthetics manufacturer. Mentor Corporation was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in January 2009. Prior to joining Mentor Corporation, Mr. O'Neill had spent the previous twenty years with Johnson & Johnson, with his most-recent position being Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Information Technology. From 2001 through 2007 Mr. O'Neill served as the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for LifeScan, a division of Johnson & Johnson, a leading supplier of blood glucose monitoring systems. Mr. O'Neill began working for Johnson & Johnson in 1987 and moved through a series of progressively more responsible positions including International Controller, Operations Controller, Finance Director, and Group Finance Director. Mr. O'Neill received a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Great Britain.

Thomas McLeer

Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Operations

Mr. McLeer most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of Spinal Operations for Pioneer Surgical, a full-line manufacturer and distributor of spinal implants and biologics, where he had responsibility for the Marketing, Sales, Engineering, Contracts and Customer Service departments. Prior to that, Mr. McLeer was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Archus Orthopedics where he had responsibility for creating a global strategy focused on growth and development for a newly created spinal implant segment. Mr. McLeer has also held several other executive-level positions at Spinal Concepts, Inc., Interpore Cross, Inc., and Zimmer, Inc. Mr. McLeer received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and his B.S. in Business Administration with a Marketing Major from Ohio State University.

Ebun S. Garner, Esq.

General Counsel, Senior Vice President and Secretary

Ebun S. Garner, Esq. has served as General Counsel and Vice President, Compliance since August 2006 after originally joining Alphatec Spine in 2005 as Vice President of Legal Affairs. Prior to Alphatec, Mr. Garner was a corporate associate in the New York office of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. While at Mintz Levin, Mr. Garner provided counsel to a variety of orthopedic device and drug discovery companies, and prior to Mintz Levin, he was a corporate associate in the New York office of the law firm of Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent and Sheinfeld, LLP. Mr. Garner is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. He received a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Mitsuo Asai

President, Alphatec Pacific, Inc.

Mitsuo Asai has served as President of Alphatec Pacific, Inc. ("API"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphatec Holdings, Inc. since April 2008. Prior to joining Alphatec, Mr. Asai was the President of Tokai Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of consumer goods with annual sales of approximately 10 billion yen (approximately US $100 million) and over 285 employees, since 2006. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Asai served as General Manager and President of Virbac Japan Co., Ltd., a company that focused on veterinary pharmaceuticals and healthcare products. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Asai served as President and CEO of Vital Link Corporation, a distributor of cardiovascular medical devices in Japan. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. Asai held various positions of increasing responsibility with Beckman Coulter, K.K., a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems. Mr. Asai earned a Bachelor of Arts in Law from Kyoto Ryukoku University in 1979.