Jeff Ondrla

Jeff is a 25 year veteran of the orthopedic industry, having served in R&D roles for Zimmer, Depuy, DVO, and Tornier.

He is a prolific inventor with more than 50 issued or pending patents, and is noted as the lead engineer developing the Global Shoulder line of products for DePuy and co-founded DVO, which developed the first to US market stemless shoulder arthroplasty implant.


Genesis Portfolio Company Involvement

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Magnesium Development Company | Vice President of Engineering and Quality  (2015-present)

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Genesis Consulting | Co-Founder (2009-2014)

Co-Founder and member of an engineering consulting company providing engineering and project management services to the orthopaedic industry.

Clients included Tornier, Nanovis, and Iconacy Orthopaedics.

Prior to Genesis

Tornier | Vice President of Product Development, Shoulders (2007-2009)

DVO-Extremity Solutions | Vice President of Research and Development – Shoulders, Regulatory, and Quality (2004-2007)

DePuy | Principal Engineer (2003-2004)

DePuy | Extremity Group (1997-2004)

DePuy | Group Product Development Manager (1993-2002)

DePuy | Hip Group (1993-1997)

DePuy | Sr. Development Engineer (1990-1993)

DePuy | Development Engineer (1989-1990)

Zimmer | Sr. Development Engineer (1988-1989)

Zimmer | Development Engineer (1986-1988)

United States Navy | Machinist Mate 2nd Class – Engine Room Supervisor USS Kitty Hawk CV-63(1978-1982)


Patent Bar Review, October 2003

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Basic Management, 1993

University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelor of Science – Engineering, Mechanical emphasis, 1986

U.S. Navy Machinist Mate A School – Great Lakes Naval Training Center 1978