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.

Matt Ahearn


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 Commercial 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.

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

Casey Tansey

Mike Carusi

Paul Buckman

Kevin Sidow