Meet the Management Team
Andrew Elsbury, President
Mr. Elsbury is the former founder and CEO of OMC Precision Products, an Indianapolis-based medical supplies and device manufacturer. He has over 17 years of entrepreneurial experience with high growth and start-up businesses in various fields including orthopedic spinal manufacturing, technology development, software development, home electronics, and consulting. Prior to founding OMC, Mr. Elsbury was a consultant for DePuy Spine. Mr. Elsbury’s experience provides him with first-hand knowledge of orthopedic industry best business practices, regulatory, manufacturing and design skills as well as a wealth of industry contacts. Mr. Elsbury has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, and an MBA, all from the University of Illinois.
William Del Russo, Vice President of Sales
Mr. Del Russo has served as Vice President of Sales since September 2015. Prior to joining Nexxt Spine Mr. Del Russo served as the Eastern Director of Sales for Alphatec Spine from May 2005 to April 2015 where he helped build their brand in 60 countries doing over 220 million dollars in sales worldwide. Prior to Alphatec he was the Principal in an EBI / Biomet distributorship in New York and New Jersey doing over 5 million in sales. He was also a key distributor for Synthes Spine from 1997-2002 and was instrumental in establishing their brand in both New York and New Jersey. Mr. Del Russo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management from Montclair State University.
Mark Medina, Western Sales Director
Mr. Medina is currently the Western Sales Director at Nexxt Spine. Mark brings 19 years of Medical expertise to the team. He has worked with some of the largest medical companies in the U.S., including PSS World Medical, 3M Health Care, and McKesson Medical. He has owned and operated a successful spine distributorship and has designed several spinal implant devices. Curently, Mark holds the patent (US 8,778,027 B2) for an expandable interbody device.
Mark resides in Southern California with his wife of 17 years and two sons. Most of his spare time is spent on baseball fields and soccer fields, supporting his oldest son in college baseball and his youngest in club soccer. He is an active member of his community and enjoys the Southern California Beach life.
Sarah Caito Koch, Director of Internal Operations
Ms. Caito's primary responsibilities include coordinating sales activities to insure customer needs are met, and marketing to increase customer demand brand awareness. She has over 10 years of marketing experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Nexxt Spine, Sarah worked at Eli Lilly and Company on the developing team to introduce a new social media platform for employees. Ms. Caito has a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Marketing from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Toledo.
Robert D. Thomas II, Director of Manufacturing
Mr. Thomas is head of manufacturing for all implants and instruments made in Nexxt's Noblesville based manufacturing facility. Mr. Thomas brings years of spine experience to Nexxt Spine having worked with Mr. Elsbury at prior manufacturing facilities dedicated to the new product development and manufacturing of spinal systems. Mr. Thomas has an Applied Science degree from Ivy Tech and holds a journeymen's card in machining. He adds eleven years of experience in cutting metal and eight years in medical manufacturing. Nexxt Spine manufactures all of the implants marketed and a large percentage of the instruments.