The leadership team of OMNI has long been committed to the goal of helping patients experience a more active and pain-free life through excellence in orthopaedic product design, technology, manufacturing and surgical navigation robotics. The leadership team at OMNI is an experienced group of orthopaedic experts who continue to pursue this vision.
Rick Epstein - President and CEO
Rick Epstein was named President and CEO of OMNI in May, 2018. Before joining OMNI, he served as President and CEO of Sonoma Orthopedic Products (acquired by Arthrex) for 5 years. Prior to Sonoma, Rick served as CEO of Ellman International, Vice President and General Manager of V. Mueller (Cardinal Health) and has held executive leadership positions as a vice president in prominent organizations including Baxter International and Cardinal Health. Rick holds a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the OMNI Board of Directors.
Christian Joly - Vice President, Robotics and Navigation
Christian Joly joined the company in 2014 and is responsible for developing leading edge application and solutions technologies for OMNI’s robotic platform. He previously held executive leadership roles at AdRoxx, a company focused on analytics and cloud-based data processing, TAK Imaging, a high-tech imaging company, and Praxim, which was acquired by OMNI in 2010. Christian has an EDP from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rennes, France.
Alex Winber - Vice President, Marketing
Alex Winber joined OMNI in June, 2018 and brings over 20 years of experience in orthopedic sales and marketing to the role. Previously, Alex was a major contributor to the growth of Wright Medical Technology (now MicroPort Orthopedics) and the recently acquired Sonoma Orthopedics. As the VP of Marketing, Alex is responsible for developing marketing strategies that will successfully position OMNI as an innovative leader in the orthopedic industry. Alex holds a BS in Biology from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Christian Brothers University.
George B. Cipolletti - Founder, Chief Technology Officer
George Cipolletti is Chief Technology Officer, one of the founders of OMNI and a member of the Board of Directors. As CTO, he oversees all aspects of the development of the company portfolio of implants and systems. Prior to founding OMNI in 1999, he was the Manager for Knee Research for Johnson & Johnson, Professional and was the Director of Product Development for Joint Medical Products Corporation when the company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 1995. George also held positions at Baxter Healthcare and Meadox Medical, Inc. He holds a BS in Ceramic Science from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in Bioengineering from Clemson University.
James B. Barrile - Chief Financial Officer
Jim Barrile joined OMNI in 2011 and brings extensive experience with growth-oriented medical technology companies. He has served as a member of the senior management team of Nova Biomedical and as Chief Financial Officer for Vasca, TranS1, and Keystone Dental. Jim’s entrepreneurial career included founding Flex Financial, which provided financial services to venture firms and their portfolio companies, and Innovasive Devices, an orthopedic start-up that was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Jim has a BS in Accounting from Bentley College and an MBA from Babson College.