Leadership Team

The Acumed leadership team is composed of savvy entrepreneurs and industry experts, bringing years of experience to a nimble company. They cultivate our strong culture, and work tirelessly to help us scale, grow, and succeed.
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Sharon Wolfington

President & CEO

Sharon Wolfington joined Acumed as president and chief executive officer in March 2017, bringing extensive leadership experience in the medical device industry, including serving as president of DJO Recovery Sciences, president and general manager of Stryker Global Trauma and Extremities, Stryker Performance Solutions and vice president and general manager of Stryker Global Trauma and Extremities. Sharon is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard School of Business with an undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is an honorary founding member of the Foundation of Orthopaedic Trauma.

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Loren Blanchard

Vice President, Operations & General Manager

Loren joined Acumed in 2008 having spent over 20 years in the semiconductor industry. His previous experience includes research and development, engineering and management roles for a variety of companies including Intel, Integrated Device Technology, and Maxim Integrated Products. Loren has a BA in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University and an MBA from Portland State University.

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Don Grover

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Joining Acumed in 2008, Don has over 23 years of experience in supply chain leadership roles including General Manager for Aavid Thermalloy of Canada and Supply Chain Director at Actuant Specialty Vehicle Solutions. Don holds an APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, a BA in Economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and an MBA from University of New Hampshire.

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Tony Damas

Vice President, Quality, Regulatory, and Compliance

Tony joined Acumed in 2014 and brings 19 years of industry experience in quality assurance, regulatory and compliance, working for a variety of Fortune 500 equipment manufacturers and first-tier suppliers including Medtronic Neurologic Technologies and TE Connectivity Medical Products. Tony has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and earned an MBA from the University of Texas.

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Luke Buza

Vice President, Marketing & Product Management

Luke joined Acumed in 2017, bringing more than 17 years of marketing and product management experience in the orthopaedic medical device industry. Most recently, Luke served as senior director, Trauma Marketing at Stryker where he had marketing responsibility for trauma products and managed the product development of the Triathlon Knee System and UER. Luke earned his BS degree in Industrial Engineering and his MBA at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also completed the Global Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School.

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Steven Reinecke

Vice President, Product Development & Engineering

Steven brings to Acumed over 25 years of senior leadership and technical experience in the orthopaedic medical device industry, including key leadership roles at Orthofix, Alphatec Spine, and DiscoveryOrtho. Most recently, Steven served as vice president, research & development at DJO Global. Steven has several US and international patents, most notably the first continuous passive motion device for the lumbar region. He earned both his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MS in Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Vermont. Steven joined Acumed in 2017.

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John Saavedra

Director, International Sales

John joined Acumed in 2016 with more than 23 years of experience in the medical device and clinical diagnostics industries. Prior to joining Acumed, John held sales and business leadership positions in the cardiac division at Maquet Getinge Group including VP, Global Sales and VP, Business Management. His prior experience also includes international sales leadership positions at Thoratec Corporation and Fisher Scientific. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA.

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Ryan Folkening

Vice President, US Sales

Ryan joined Acumed in 2018, bringing 12 years of sales leadership in the orthopaedic industry. Ryan served as a sales manager, trauma sales manager, and an orthopaedic sales representative at Stryker. He also worked as a futures and options trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Most recently, he was COO of Bird Dog Jet, a private aviation firm. Ryan earned his BS degree in Building Construction Management at Michigan State University, where he lettered in men’s varsity ice hockey.

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Nikki Siddiqui

Chief Financial Officer

Nikki joined Acumed in 2018 as CFO with over 23 years of finance leadership experience. Prior to joining Acumed, Nikki served as CFO for Boeing’s Unmanned Program at Insitu Inc. There she was in charge of Proposals, Contracts, Pricing, Trade Compliance along with Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis for 10 years. Nikki has a BS in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Accounting-Taxation from Portland State University.

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Jagi Gill

Vice President, AcuVentures
General Manager, Acute Innovations

Jagi Gill joined Acumed in 2017 and is responsible for the soft tissue fixation product portfolio as well as business development activities. He also oversees Acute Innovations, a subsidiary that commercializes technology for rib fixation and chest wall injury. Jagi brings more than 17 years of experience in various management positions at Boston Scientific, Advanced Bionics, and the Mayo Clinic. Most recently he was the founder and CEO of Tenex Health, a company that developed technology to treat patients suffering from chronic tendonosis and plantar fasciitis. Jagi completed his education at McGill University in Montreal and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.