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Board of Directors

Darin Johnson

President and CEO, Exactech

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Darin Johnson was named president and chief executive officer at Exactech in January 2020. He joined Exactech in 2002 and has held progressively challenging and elevated marketing positions, including leading the Equinoxe® Platform Shoulder System, the fastest-growing shoulder arthroplasty system in the world since 2004. Johnson has built and led cross-functional, global teams of orthopaedic surgeons, product managers, engineers and sales professionals. Prior to joining Exactech, he spent five years in the investment banking industry.

Johnson received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and studied Economics at Oxford University.

Jeffrey R. Binder

Chairman, Exactech

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Jeff is a 25-year veteran of the medical device and diagnostic industry and previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Biomet Inc. from February 2007 until June 2015.

Jeff’s previous positions included a stint as Senior Vice President of Diagnostic Operations of Abbott Laboratories from January 2006 through February 2007.  Prior to that he served as President of Abbott Spine from June 2003 until January 2006, and was President and CEO of Spinal Concepts from 2000 until Spinal Concepts was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in June 2003.

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Yale University and a master’s degree in public affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

David W. Petty

Vice Chairman, Exactech

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David previously served as Chief Executive Officer since March 2014 and President of Exactech since November 2007. He also was executive vice president of sales and marketing from February 2000 until December 2007, and served as a member of the Leadership Team, which oversees and directs the company’s operations.  Since joining the company in 1988, he was employed in successive capacities in the areas of operations, sales and marketing.  He served as Vice President of Operations from April 1991 until April 1993 and Vice President of Marketing from 1993 until 2000. Petty received his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1988 and completed The Executive Program of the Darden School of Business in 1999.

Todd Sisitsky

Managing Partner, TPG Capital

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Prior to joining TPG in 2003, Todd worked at Forstmann Little & Company and Oak Hill Capital Partners. He received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He has played leadership roles on TPG’s investments in Aptalis, Biomet, Fenwal, Healthscope, IASIS Healthcare, Immucor, IMS Health, Par Pharmaceutical, and Surgical Care Affiliates. Todd also serves on the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Board of Directors as well as the Dartmouth Medical School Board of Overseers.

John Schilling

Partner, Head of Operations, TPG Capital

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Prior to joining TPG in 2011, John managed Sales and Marketing for the U.S. pharmaceutical business at Abbott and was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. John received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke, a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins where he was a Bozzelli Scholar, and an M.D. from the University of Chicago where he received the Joseph A. Capps Award for the most outstanding student in clinical medicine. Thereafter, John conducted his residency training in surgery at Johns Hopkins. While at TPG, John has played leadership roles on TPG’s investments in Adare Pharmaceuticals, Aptalis, Beaver Visitec International, EnvisionRx, Immucor, and Par Pharmaceutical.

Kendall Garrison

Principal, TPG Capital

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Kendall serves on the Board of Directors of Exactech and Beaver Visitec International and has also been involved in TPG’s investments in Immucor, Surgical Care Affiliates and Sabre Holdings. Prior to joining TPG in 2008, Kendall worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in its investment banking division. Kendall received a BBA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Executive Team

Darin Johnson

President and CEO, Exactech

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Darin Johnson was named president and chief executive officer at Exactech in January 2020. He joined Exactech in 2002 and has held progressively challenging and elevated marketing positions, including leading the Equinoxe® Platform Shoulder System, the fastest-growing shoulder arthroplasty system in the world since 2004. Johnson has built and led cross-functional, global teams of orthopaedic surgeons, product managers, engineers and sales professionals. Prior to joining Exactech, he spent five years in the investment banking industry.

Johnson received a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and studied Economics at Oxford University.

Laurent Angibaud: Vice President of Development, Advanced Surgical Technologies

Laurent Angibaud

Vice President of Development, Advanced Surgical Technologies
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Laurent Angibaud was named vice president of Advanced Surgical Technologies Development at Exactech in January 2020. He joined the company in 2004 to design and develop numerous medical devices, including the Optetrak®, Optetrak Logic® and Truliant® total knee systems, as well as the company’s flagship technology, ExactechGPS® guided personalized surgery. He has served in various leadership roles in the Engineering and Development over the years. He has been listed as an inventors on more than 150 patent applications worldwide. Also, he has authored numerous manuscripts and regularly presents his developments at scientific conferences across the world.

Angibaud received a degree in mechanical engineering from the National School of Engineers of Tarbes (ENIT, France).

Robin Barney, MBA

Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
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Robin Barney was named senior vice president of Operations and Supply Chain at Exactech in November 2018. Prior to joining Exactech, Barney spent 24 years leading global operations and logistics for large orthopaedic companies, including senior vice president of Global Operations at Zimmer Biomet, senior vice president of Worldwide Operations at Biomet and vice president of Worldwide Operations at Johnson & Johnson. Before that, she was responsible for managing logistics at Procter and Gamble.

Barney received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Management from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Kerem Bolukbasi

Chief Financial Officer
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Kerem Bolukbasi was named chief financial officer at Exactech in August 2020. Prior to Exactech, he served as a private equity operations executive for TPG Capital, providing interim executive leadership and operational support to the management teams and board of directors of TPG portfolio companies. His roles have included interim CFO and COO for Vice Media, Transplace, McAfee, Fleetpride and Adare Pharmaceuticals. Prior to TPG Capital, he served as CFO for the GE Gas Engines and Engineering Division of GE Energy.

Bolukbasi is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff. He received a Bachelor of Science in International Business and Logistics from the College of Charleston and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Services and Banking from the University of North Carolina. He is also a Marine Corps Veteran, who currently serves as a reserve officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard as part of a Search and Rescue Unit.

Donna H. Edwards, J.D.

General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal
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Donna Edwards was named general counsel and senior vice president of Legal in January 2020. She joined Exactech in 2001 and has served in various leadership roles, including legal coordinator, corporate attorney, interim compliance officer and president of Legal. Previously, she served as the company’s affairs coordinator of Regulatory.

Edwards received a Bachelor of Science from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Alabama.

Stacey Fedorka

Chief Information Officer
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Stacey Fedorka was named chief information officer at Exactech in January 2020. Prior to joining Exactech, Fedorka held executive management positions in four global, multi-billion-dollar corporations, responsible for leading digital business transformations and technology innovations aimed at driving competitive advantage and profitable growth. Recently, she served as vice president of information technology at AFL and ERIKS in the telecom manufacturing, telecom services, industrial manufacturing and wholesale distribution industries. Within Ansaldo STS USA, Fedorka led one of the company’s three business units in addition to serving as CIO.

In recognition of her business acumen, leadership style and innovative approach in the deployment of information technology, Fedorka was named Pittsburgh “CIO of the Year” in 2017 and 2008 by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and Greater Pittsburgh CIO Council. She has served on numerous advisory boards and is a frequently requested speaker and panelist at CIO summits, events and conferences across the country.

Fedorka earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, she holds multiple certificates in executive leadership.

Daniel P. Hann

Senior Vice President, Business Development
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Daniel (Dan) Hann joined Exactech as the senior vice president of Business Development in March 2018. Prior to Exactech, Hann served in various leadership capacities for 25 years at Biomet, including serving as senior vice president, the company’s first general counsel starting in 1989 and interim president and CEO during the sale of the Nasdaq company, which was an $11.6B private equity transaction.

Hann received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Illinois. In addition, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics and Business at Franklin College. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Indiana University. In addition, Dan received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law and joined the Indianapolis law firm of Ice Miller, focusing on corporate law, intellectual property and commercial litigation.

Adam Hayden, MS, MBA

Chief Marketing Officer
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Adam Hayden was named chief marketing officer at Exactech in September 2020. Prior to joining Exactech, Hayden held various marketing, sales management, engineering and leadership roles for more than 20 years, primarily at orthopaedic companies. Recently, he served as senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at Conformis with responsibility for global sales and marketing, product management, reimbursement, market access, corporate communications and medical education. Prior to his role at Conformis, Hayden held various senior marketing positions at Smith & Nephew and DePuy Orthopaedics, which is now DePuy Synthes.

Hayden received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition, Hayden served as a Captain in the United States Army.

Stuart Kleopfer

Senior Vice President, Global Sales
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Stuart Kleopfer was named Exactech’s senior vice president of Global Sales in October 2018. Kleopfer is a veteran of the orthopaedics industry with 30 years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to Exactech, he had a distinguished career at Biomet that included serving as president of U.S. commercialization, and then with Zimmer Biomet where he served as president of the Americas, until 2017.

Sharat Kusuma, MD, FAAOS, MBA

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
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Dr. Sharat Kusuma was named senior vice president and chief medical officer at Exactech in June 2020 and is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon. He joined the company in December 2018 to serve as the company’s medical director and lead the advanced surgical technologies business.

Prior to Exactech, Kusuma was a senior engagement manager for the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, where he led projects for multiple Fortune 500 medical device and pharmaceutical clients. Most recently, Kusuma was a senior member of Apple’s health team at their world headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where he led health projects and collaboration with Zimmer Biomet and other companies. Prior to embarking on his career as physician business leader, he was the clinical and research director for OhioHealth, a health system based in Columbus, Ohio. In this capacity, he led the large total joint replacement services at Grant Medical Center, including managing an active clinical practice of more than 400 surgeries a year.

Kusuma studied medicine and business at Vanderbilt University and completed orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center and Queens Medical Centre in the United Kingdom.

John McDaniel

Senior Vice President, Large Joints
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John McDaniel was named senior vice president of Large Joints at Exactech in January 2020. He joined the company in February 2018 to oversee Engineering and Development in the Warsaw, Ind. office. McDaniel brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing, product development, business development and marketing in the orthopaedics industry, including serving as vice president and general manager of Extremities at Biomet.

Gary J. Miller, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Research and Development*
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Dr. Gary Miller is a founder of Exactech and was named executive vice president of research and development in February 2000. Since the company’s inception, he has served as the company’s director and vice president of Research and Development.

Miller received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Biomechanics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Gary has served as associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and director of Research and Biomechanics at the University of Florida College of Medicine from July 1986 until August 1996. He has also previously held an adjunct associate professorship in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Surgical Sciences Division and has served as an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Aerospace, Mechanics and Engineering Sciences from 1995 until 2010 at the University of Florida. He currently serves on the Dean’s advisory board in the Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida. He also serves on the College’s external advisory boards for the J. Crayton Pruitt Department of Biomedical Engineering and for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, where he also is appointed as Courtesy Professor. Miller was a consultant to the United States Food and Drug Administration from 1989 to 1992 and has served as a consultant to such companies as Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics, Dow-Corning Wright and Orthogenesis.

Chris Roche, MBA

Vice President, Extremities
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Chris Roche was named vice president of Extremities at Exactech in January 2020. He joined the company in 2003 to design, develop and bring to market numerous medical devices, including the Equinoxe® Platform Shoulder System, the fastest-growing shoulder arthroplasty system in the world since 2004.

Roche received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Mercer University, master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and master’s in business administration from the University of Florida. He has authored more than 70 manuscripts, seven book chapters and one ASTM testing standard, in addition to presenting more than 240 posters/podiums across the world.

Xavier Sarabia

Senior Vice President, Engineering, Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs
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Xavier Sarabia was named senior vice president of Engineering and Development, Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Affairs at Exactech in October 2018. He joined the company in 2007 and has served as director of Regulatory and vice president of Engineering and Development most recently. Prior to Exactech, Xavier served in various leadership and engineering roles for more than 18 years in the medical device industry.

Sarabia received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University

Jody Swanson, SPHR

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
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Jody Swanson was named senior vice president of Human Resources at Exactech in January 2020. She joined the company as vice president of Human Resources in 2010 and brings more than 30 collective years of HR leadership experience from global high-tech industry segments to include technology product development, manufacturing, distribution and healthcare services delivery. She has a proven record of accomplishments in all fields of strategic human resource management.

Swanson received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Florida. In addition, she served as Chair for the University of Florida’s Foundation Talent Management Advisory Committee and is currently an Executive Board Member. Jody’s certifications include Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) as well as Society Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional.

Bruce Thompson, MBA

Senior Vice President, International Sales
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Bruce Thompson was named senior vice president of International Sales for Exactech in January 2020. He joined the company in 2004 and has served in many leadership capacities, including senior vice president, General Manager – Biologics Division, business unit leader of the company’s former spine division and most recently senior vice president of strategic initiatives. Prior to Exactech, Bruce spent 22 years with Smith & Nephew in its Orthopaedic Division. During that time, he held various positions, including Vice President – International Sales, Vice President – Product Planning and Launch, Vice President, General Manager – Spine Division, Group Director of Trauma Manufacturing, Director of Materials Management, as well as various product and sales management positions.

Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Memphis.

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Priscilla Bennett, APR, Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications

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Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications

Phone: 352-377-1140

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