Chad Kolean Joins Vivex Biologics as Chief Financial Officer

Chad Kolean, Chief Financial Officer

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Chad Kolean as Vivex Biologics’ Chief Financial Officer.

Vivex Biologics is a leading regenerative medicine company that markets tissue technology products and cellular therapies focused on orthopaedic applications with an emphasis on spine related therapies. They have a diverse portfolio of current products including cellular bone matrices, amniotic tissue, general orthopaedics, and sports medicine products to meet the therapeutic demand in the areas of spine, dental, sport medicine, and wound care. Vivex is preparing for its next stage of growth with the launch of its new product, VIA Disc. This product will be used for the treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). As the company continues to grow in the spine and biologics industry, it sought a seasoned Chief Financial Officer who understood the landscape of this field.

Kolean previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company. One of his major milestones in preparing Titan for success was controlling and managing inventory and manufacturing challenges. His attitude helped put the company’s financial house in order.

He was also Chief Financial Officer of Cellectar Biosciences, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, where he restructured management and raised funds, which led to an uplisting on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Before that, Kolean served for Pioneer Surgical Technologies as their Chief Financial Officer. He was responsible for the financial aspects of leadership restructuring, development and execution, treasury, board support, investor relations, and operations.

Kolean’s arrival will provide tremendous guidance and leadership to Vivex Biologics as it prepares itself for the next stage of growth and development and the launch of a new product in the biologics space. By leveraging Kolean’s experience as a financial leader in the spine and orthopaedic industry, the company hopes for continued growth and preparation for a future financing event.  

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Gail Farnan, MBA Joins Vivex Biologics as General Manager, Wound Care

Gail Farnan, General Manager, Wound Care

Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Gail Farnan as General Manager, Wound Care for Vivex Biologics.

Vivex Biologics, a leading regenerative medicine company that markets tissue technology products and cellular therapies focused on orthopaedic applications with an emphasis on spine related therapies, has developed a diverse portfolio of current products including cellular bone matrices, amniotic tissue, general orthopaedic treatments, and sports medicine products to meet the therapeutic demand in the areas of spine, dental, sports medicine, and wound care. The company has a robust Wound Care division that supports their Cygnus products, amniotic derived regenerative allografts used for tissue regeneration and healing. As the company continues to grow its wide array of therapies, it needed a strategic leader who could take charge of one of their franchises. The recruitment of Farnan as General Manager, Wound Care will bring highly focused branding campaigns for the company’s sales forces.

Farnan was the Global Director of Marketing at Medtronic where she guided business development activities for a minimally invasive circulatory support platform called CircuLite. She influenced the education and training of senior leadership on the CircuLite platforms and modeled new global opportunities using qualitative and quantitative market research.

Before Medtronic, she was the Vice President of Marketing at Abiomed where she implemented new marketing strategies for the launches of their Impella platform. She was pivotal in raising U.S. market awareness and presence for the company’s corporate acquisition. Prior to Abiomed, Farnan was the Director of Global Marketing for Novoste Corporation and a Product Marketing Manager at Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Corporation.

Farnan is a registered nurse by training who developed into a business leader that transformed the marketing landscape of the companies in her wake. Her arrival to Vivex Biologics will improve the Wound Care division with new leadership, strategies and communication tools. With this, the company plans for continued progress in the biologics space.

About Life Science Partner

Life Science Partner is a specialized executive search firm that recruits transformational leaders for healthcare and life sciences companies. Our high-touch, partner-led process ensures an exceptional level of service, while our backgrounds as physicians and industry executives enable us to efficiently deliver the brightest candidates in the medical device, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and healthcare technology fields.