Jeffrey P. Rydin has served as a director since June 2017 and as a Special Advisor to the Board since September 2016. Mr. Rydin has spent more than 27 years in the medical device and healthcare industries. Prior to joining Alphatec as Special Advisor to the Board, Mr. Rydin served as Chief Sales Officer of Ellipse Technologies, Inc., a medical technology company, from September 2015 until its purchase by NuVasive, Inc. in February 2016. Before joining Ellipse, Mr. Rydin served as President of Global Sales at NuVasive (October 2011 to March 2013), where he was responsible for NuVasive’s worldwide sales efforts, including the oversight of strategic sales development, sales administration, divisional sales directors and sales training. Prior to his position of President of Global Sales, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales—Americas and Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales since joining NuVasive in December 2005. Prior to joining NuVasive, Mr. Rydin served as Area Vice President, Sales (US Southeast region) at DePuy Spine, Inc. from January 2003 to December 2005. Mr. Rydin also served as Vice President of Sales at Orquest, Inc. from December 2001 to January 2003, Director of Sales at Symphonix Devices, Inc. from April 2000 to December 2001 and Director of Sales at General Surgical Innovations, Inc. from October 1996 to March 2000. Mr. Rydin also has served in various executive and leadership sales roles at General Surgical Innovations, Baxter Healthcare, US Surgical Corporation and Xerox. He currently serves as director of Minimally Invasive Devices, LLC, which develops laparoscopic visualization systems. Mr. Rydin received a B.A. degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine.