The founding management of Spine Pain Management, Inc. has a collective 50 years plus of business related experience.
The founding management of Spine Pain Management, Inc. has a collective 50 years plus of business related experience. All are well versed in business fundamentals, educated in the evolution of the health care services industry, and share a vision for the successful positioning of SPIN within the industry.
Spine Pain Management, Inc. has a seasoned management team that has a strong track record of success:
- William Donovan, MD — Chairman, President & CEO
- John Bergeron — Chief Financial Officer and Director
- Eric Groteke, D.C. — CTO and SVP of Sales/Marketing
- Timothy Donovan — SVP of Operations & Administration
William Donovan, MD
Chairman, President & CEO
Dr. Donovan has served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer since January 2009 and as the Company's President since May 2010. He has served as a Director of the Company since April 2008. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, and has been involved with venture funding and management for over 25 years. He was the co-founder of DRCA (later known as I.O.I) and became Chairman of this company that evolved from private, to the pink sheets, to NASDAQ and then to the AMEX before being taken over by a subsidiary of the Bass Family. He was a founder of "I Need A Doc," later changed to IP2M that was acquired by Dialog Group, a publicly traded company. Dr. Donovan has been practicing as a physician in Houston since l975. Throughout his career as a physician, he has been involved in projects with both public and private enterprises. He received his Orthopedic training at Northwestern University in Chicago. He was a Major in the USAF for 2 years at Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. He established Northshore Orthopedics in 1975 and continues in active practice in Houston, Texas specializing in Orthopedic Surgery.
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Over 30 years in financial management and corporate development with extensive experience in public company financial reporting, risk management, business process re-engineering, structuring and implementing accounting procedures and internal control for Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance. Previously, Mr. Bergeron served as president of Jolpeg Inc., a private financial consulting firm; previously served as Divisional Controller of Able Manufacturing, a division of NCI Group, Inc, responsible for financial reporting, budgeting and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance; also served as controller and accounting manager for several Internet companies; trained as auditor for Arthur Andersen and is a Certified Public Accountant; BA in Business Administration (Accounting) from Lamar University in 1979. His is currently, president of the Montgomery County MUD.
Eric Groteke, D.C.
CTO and SVP of Sales/Marketing
Owner and operator of outpatient clinics in Florida since May 2005 as a managing partner and Chiropractic Physician; co-founder and co-developer of MSDR, a musculoskeletal health risk assessment tool; authored an IRB approved research study on The Quantification and Tracking of Osteoarthritis (published in The Journal of Medicine in 2009); served as an adjunct professor at NY Chiropractic College in the Research Department in collaboration with Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia; presented research at National PAINWeek Conference 2009; awarded the patent on a cervical orthopedic device that supports the head and neck; holds several patents currently pending in medical algorithms and other types of medical devices. graduated from New York Chiropractic College 1996.
SVP of Operations & Administration
15 years management in product development and brand building with extensive international operational experience in Canada, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines; professional achievements chronicled in the New York Daily News, the Houston Chronicle, Modern Luxury, Paper News; senior executive at House of Brussels Chocolates (HOBC) in charge of product development and marketing, later promoted to President & CEO of ChocoMed, Inc.; President & CEO of Smart Confections, Inc., successfully launched Chocolate+Plus brand, the world's first gourmet functional chocolate brand, launched in 1100+ locations.
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Jerry Bratton, J.D., MBA
Outside Director, Head of Audit Committee and Compensation Committee
Mr. Bratton has served as President of Bratton Steel, L.P. since 2006 and previously with Bratton Steel, Inc. (its predecessor) since 1991. Bratton Steel is a structural steel fabricating company. As President, Mr. Bratton has grown the company from a startup to a company that employs up to approximately 75 employees. He has significant experience in overseeing sales, estimating, project management and contracting. Mr. Bratton served as President of the Texas Structure Steel Institute from 2007 to 2008. He is also a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Mr. Bratton has business and investment background in medical software, personal medical information records storage, RFID security products and energy ventures. Mr. Bratton is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and previously served as an assistant general counsel in the construction industry. Mr. Bratton earned Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration degrees from Texas Tech University in 1977.
Franklin A. Rose, M.D.
Outside Director, Member of Audit Committee and Compensation Committee
Dr. Rose is a Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has been in private practice since 1984 and currently has hospital affiliations in Houston, Texas with First Street Surgical Center, Woman's Hospital of Texas, Memorial Hermann Hospital- Northwest and Twelve Oaks Hospital. Dr. Rose is an experienced surgeon, well acquainted with various surgical and medical procedures. He has also been involved in investing with multiple micro-cap medical companies. Dr. Rose earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Colorado in 1977, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1973. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Lipolysis Society of North America and the American Society of North America. He is also the attending plastic surgeon to The Texas Institute of Plastic Surgery.
William A. Lawrence, MBA
Outside Director, Member of Audit Committee and Compensation Committee
Partner, President and CFO of C&J Cladding. Previously, Mr. Lawrence served for 23 years in progressive corporate and operational roles from analyst, treasurer, and controller with focus on improving processes, accountability, financial disclosure and overall business performance. He has held management positions with companies such as NCI Building Systems, one of the nation's largest integrated manufacturers of products for the metal construction industry; Telxon Corporation, a global manufacturer of wireless handheld computing devices; Monarch Marking Systems, a supplier of bar-code products to retail and industrial customers worldwide; and Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company. University of Florida, BA in Finance (with honors), 1982 and MBA, 1984.