Don has worked 24 years in the orthopedic industry serving in various C-level and executive R&D, Marketing and Business Development roles. Don has served in both large corporations and start-ups including Depuy-Synthes, Biomet, DVO, and Genesis Innovation Group.

Don co-founded DVO–Extremity Solutions LLC, which was sold to Tornier, Inc. in 2007.

Don has a BSME from Wright State University and MSME from the University of Cincinnati and holds 13 issued and pending patents.

Genesis Portfolio Company Involvement

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Shoulder Innovations | Vice President, Research and Development (2015-present)

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Magnesium Development Company | Vice President, Research and Development (2015-present)

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Prior to Genesis

SDG Holdings | Co-Founder and Board Member (2012 – Present)

American Eagle Instruments | Program Manager and Principal Investigator (2010-2013)

Tornier | Vice President, Product Development, Hand/Wrist/Elbow (2007-2010)

DVO-Extremity Solutions | Co-Founder (2004-2007)

Biomet | Multiple Roles Including: General Manager / Director of Research / Director of Marketing, Knees (2001-2004)

DePuy | Group Product Development Director (1999-2001)

DePuy | Director of Marketing and Director of Research and Development, Total Knees (1996-1999)

DePuy | Sr. Product Development Engineer (1993-1996)

GE Aircraft Engines | Mechanical Design Engineer (1989-1993)

Pratt-Whitney | Mechanical Design Engineer (1987-1989)


M.S.E. University of Cincinnati, 1993 – Summa Cum Laude

B.S.E. Wright State University, 1987 – Magna Cum Laude