Shoulder Innovations

Leadership Team


A management team with deep experience in medical devices and orthopedic surgery

Robert Ball

CEO & Executive Chairman

Rob has spent more than two decades bringing medical device technologies to market, including proprietary orthopedic materials. He served at Tornier NV as Global Vice President, Research and Development, during which time Tornier grew from approximately $70M to $300M in annual revenues through organic growth of new products. He holds more than 30 issued or pending patents.

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Jeff Points

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff has over 25 years of successful financial leadership experience, primarily with high growth companies in the medical device industry.  Prior to Shoulder Innovations, Jeff was the CFO at Cardiovascular Systems.  During his time at Cardiovascular Systems, the company grew to over $250 million in annual revenues prior to being acquired by Abbott in April 2023.

Matt Ahearn

Chief Operating Officer

Matt is an entrepreneurial business leader with 15+ years of experience building and managing dynamic technology companies. He has a proven track record of successfully bringing innovative products and services to market. Prior to Shoulder Innovations, he was COO of Conpoto, and VP of Finance, COO and President of LeanLogistics.

David Blue

Chief Customer Experience Officer

David is an entrepreneurially driven healthcare executive with over 30+ years of experience in the medical device industry and healthcare services companies. He has served in various national senior executive leadership positions and key roles through-out a wide variety of different staged healthcare companies.

Jon Osborne Chief Commercial Officer

Jon Osborne

Vice-President, Commercial Development

Jon is a transformational executive who has led organizations and successful teams for over 25 years in the orthopedic device space. He has worked in sales management, global marketing, and general management in both domestic and international markets with companies such as Arthrex, Tornier, and ArthroCare. Prior to Shoulder Innovations, Jon served as Vice President of Commercial Marketing at Smith and Nephew, Inc.

Don Running

Vice President, Research & Development

Don has worked 25+ years in the orthopedic industry serving in various C-level and executive R&D, marketing and business development roles at Depuy-Synthes, Biomet, DVO, Genesis Innovation Group and others. Don co-founded DVO–Extremity Solutions LLC, which was sold to Tornier, Inc. in 2007. He holds 13 issued and pending patents.

Jeff Ondrla

Vice President, Quality, Regulatory, and Supply Chain

Jeff is a 30+ 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.


Rob Ball

Matt Ahearn

Paul Buckman

Casey Tansey

Mike Carusi

Kevin Sidow

Geoff Pardo