Management Team

Intrinsic Therapeutics is dedicated to the science of spinal care with a focused mission: To offer surgeons and patients better options for treating painful disc herniations that cause sciatica and low back pain for millions of people worldwide .

Cary P. Hagan (President & CEO)

Cary Hagan joins Intrinsic from Wright Medical, where he was most recently Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He began his career at Wright Medical in 1989 and advanced through a series of sales and marketing positions with increasing responsibility. As Product Manager and then Senior Director of Biologics, Mr. Hagan was pivotal in the rapid growth of Wrights Orthobiologics program from “point zero” to market segment leader. Later as Vice President Marketing, Global OrthoRecon, he oversaw a turnaround in Wright’s Hip and Knee growth rates to roughly two times the industry average. Mr. Hagan’s most recent experience as Sr. Vice President, Commercial Operations for Europe, Middle-East and Africa gave him full management and P & L responsibility for Wright’s EMEA operations.

Cary completed undergraduate at Westminster College in Fulton Missouri, with majors in both Business Administration & Economics. He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration at St. Louis University & Webster Universities, with a focus on International Business.

Greg Lambrecht (Founder & Executive Director)

Prior to founding Intrinsic, Greg Lambrecht was a Vice President of Product Development & Marketing at Stryker, a global orthopedic implant company, where he directed the development and launch of numerous successful orthopedic implants. Greg also held various management positions in product and business development within Pfizer’s Medical Technology Group. The core of his career at Pfizer was implementing a process for inventing and developing new technologies that best met the needs of Pfizer’s physician customers worldwide.

Greg received a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990 and returned to the same institution for a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. He holds numerous patents in the fields of gynecology, general surgery, cardiology, and orthopedics.

Jacob Einhorn (Chief Operating Officer)

Prior to joining Intrinsic, Jacob Einhorn was Director of Product Development for Nippon Stryker, the Japanese operating division of Stryker Corporation, a global medical device company focused on the orthopedic market, where Jacob was responsible for establishing Stryker’s first R&D presence in Asia.

Jacob received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University in 1992. Following several years of consumer products research and consumer advocacy in Washington, DC, he received a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1997. He holds numerous patents in the field of orthopedics.

David Halliday (Vice President Commercial Operations GSA)

David Halliday joins us from Stryker, where he most recently served as Vice President Spine, Interventional Pain and Biotech as well as a member of the European Leadership Team. Prior to this he was Managing Director for Stryker Germany, Switzerland and Austria. David has a combined 17 years of experience in medical devices and implants, the majority of which spent with Stryker and Fresenius

Through his career, he has progressed through sales and marketing roles in a variety of industries until he advanced to general management in 1995. David is experienced in business development, reorganization as well as merger and acquisitions and has a strong track record in building high performance teams and organisations.     

Thomas Heer (Chief Financial Officer)

Prior to joining Intrinsic, Tom was Director of Finance & Controller with Karl Storz Endoskope, a global manufacturer and distributor of endoscopes, medical instruments and devices, where he led the finance and accounting functions of the flexible endoscope operations – Storz’s largest production facility outside of Germany – improving productivity and profitability during a period of tremendous growth.  

Tom spent the previous 16 years in public accounting with Ernst & Young, including a 4 year ex-pat assignment in Stuttgart Germany. Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marist College in 1989 and earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) title in 1991.  

Ivo Scheepens (Vice President, Global Marketing)

Ivo Scheepens joined Intrinsic from Wright Medical, where he was most recently Vice President Marketing for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He has brought over 15 years of Sales and Marketing experience in the global orthopedic and spinal industry. 

Ivo started his career with Sofamor Danek, later Medtronic Spine, where he has held a number of Sales and Marketing management positions both in Europe and in the United States. Ivo was part of Medtronic’s global Marketing team who developed and brought to market their Minimal Access Spine Technologies (MAST) platform.

Thomas Michal (Vice President Market Access, Health Economics & Reimbursement)

Tom has over 2 decades of healthcare experience with an emphasis on market access, health economics, global reimbursement, and government relations. He is a recognized expert in coding, coverage, and payment initiatives in start-up environments, as well as enterprise-level biomedical firms. As a specialist in market access and early commercialization, Tom has been responsible for guiding company efforts in key global markets in an effort to drive innovative technology adoption. Prior to joining Intrinsic Therapeutics, Tom has held leadership positions with multi-national corporations, as well medical device start-ups – these organizations include: Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Moximed Inc., Allina Health Systems, and Deloitte Consulting.

Tom completed his undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree. He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University in Houston Texas, with a concentration in both Marketing and Finance.

Kyriacos Spentzos (Vice President, Academic & Distribution Development)

Kyriacos Spentzos joins Intrinsic from OrthoMedical SA, where he was Managing Director and Founding Partner having managed 70 employees and an annual turnover of $30M from three specialized Business Units targeting innovative technologies in Orthopedics. He began his career at J&J Professional in 1993 and brings more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience in Orthopedics, Biologics, and Spine.

Kyriacos received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College in 1990 (Easton PA, USA) and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in 1993 (Glasgow, Scotland).

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