We are passionate about advancing the science of tissue repair and regeneration.
That’s why we’re the driving force in the design, development and manufacturing of advanced collagen and mineral based medical devices that support the body’s natural ability to regenerate.
Through our proprietary technologies and innovative products, we’re striving every day to exceed the clinical demands of Dental, Spine, Orthopaedic, Dural Repair and Nerve Repair applications.
Since our inception in 1997, Collagen Matrix has been awarded significant grant money for the research and development of collagen based matrix products. We have expanded into two facilities with nearly 200 employees and have commercialized over 50 medical devices for our five business units – Dental, Spine, Orthopaedic, Dural Repair and Nerve Repair. Our products are now distributed around the world via a substantial global distribution network.
Our two facilities are situated in New Jersey, USA. The Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing site is located in Oakland and the second Manufacturing facility is located in Allendale. These locations provide ample manufacturing capacity to support upcoming new product launches and anticipated expansion.
The evolution of the company’s leadership, proprietary technologies, design capabilities, manufacturing expertise and product portfolio has established a solid foundation for continued growth.
Allendale Manufacturing Facility
(45,000 sq. ft.)
Oakland Corporate Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility
(28,000 sq. ft.)
Our Leadership Team consists of a dedicated group of professionals who blend a wealth of technical expertise with business development knowledge that expands our company’s global presence in the healthcare industry.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McCarthy joined Collagen Matrix in January 2020. Shawn is an accomplished global healthcare executive with nearly 30 years of experience in medical devices, most recently serving as General Manager of Structural Heart Valves at Boston Scientific, where he was responsible for developing and launching a range of innovative and clinically significant products and acquiring key technologies.
Prior to Boston Scientific, Shawn was President and CEO at Tryton Medical, a privately held venture-backed startup which earned the first global approval for a dedicated coronary bifurcation stent. He also held a range of management roles with increasing responsibility at Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson company, culminating as Worldwide Vice President of Marketing for Cardiology, Endovascular, and Neurovascular. Subsequent to Johnson & Johnson, McCarthy was Senior Vice President and General Manager of both the Vascular and Oncology Surgery business units at AngioDynamics.
Shawn holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Syracuse University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Valberg joined Collagen Matrix in October 2016 to oversee finance and administration as well as the human resources team. Oystein has more than 20 years of progressive senior corporate finance leadership and business development experience, including 17 years with Medtronic Plc where he earned a reputation as a strong, “hands on” organizational leader.
Most recently, Oystein served as CFO and Vice President of Finance, Strategy and Business Development for Medtronic’s Surgical Technology business unit. His valuable experience working with Medtronic also included responsibilities in Corporate Development, Treasury and Investor Relations.
Prior to Oystein’s tenure at Medtronic, he served as an Analyst with U.S. Bankcorp, and as an Auditor for Grant Thornton where he earned his CPA. Oystein earned a Bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis.
General Manager, Contract Development and Manufacturing
Ms. Hansen joined Collagen Matrix in October 2001. Peggy has 25 years of experience in the areas of Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, and Quality Assurance of implantable medical devices and over 12 years in Business Development and Marketing for Collagen Matrix.
Before joining Collagen Matrix, Peggy was the manager of Regulatory Affairs at SurModics, Inc., a company specializing in surface modification of medical devices, where she was responsible for the company’s regulatory affairs and quality compliance. Prior to working at SurModics, Peggy was at 3M Health Care, Medical Products Division and Cardiovascular Systems Division where she was responsible for U.S. and global regulatory filings with respect to the company’s class I, II, and III medical devices and combination products. Peggy was also employed by ReGen Biologics, Inc., a company involved in the development of collagen orthopedic products. She is a certified Regulatory Affairs Professional. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Orsini joined Collagen Matrix in January 2022. Tony has an extensive background in operations and team leadership, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer at Flexan, a leader in custom medical device manufacturing solutions and former Linden Capital Partners portfolio company.
Before joining Collagen Matrix, Tony began his career in the United States Army and then held a variety of plant management positions with Rubbermaid Inc. before moving into senior operational positions at Doskocil Manufacturing Company and Hill-Rom. Tony also served as Chief Operating Officer at Diam USA and then moved into Senior VP positions at Fenwal International and Beaver-Visitec International. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Vice President, Strategic Alliances
Wendell joined Collagen Matrix in May 2022 after an extensive career in sales and business development with leading manufacturers of healthcare and consumer products. Wendell began his career with Proctor & Gamble before moving to Johnson & Johnson in progressive leadership roles in sales, marketing, and business development. He led sales for Nutricia North America, before taking on responsibility for customer marketing and national accounts at Covidien [now Medtronic].
More recently, Wendell led corporate customer experience efforts for Zimmer Biomet and Hologic, including functional leadership of pricing, contracting, service, clinical training, and GPO/IDN sales. Prior to joining Collagen Matrix, he served as Global Vice President of Sales for Metrex, a division of Envista Holdings. Wendell holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from Wesleyan University.
Vice President, Commercial Operations
Mr. Messer joined Collagen Matrix in June 2016. Bill is an accomplished Medical Device executive with over 20 years of marketing and leadership experience. He has extensive experience with business development, marketing, sales force excellence, portfolio management, strategic planning, medical education and thought leader development.
Prior to joining Collagen Matrix, Bill held various Marketing and General Management roles with Biomet, a company specializing in products for total joint replacement, orthopedic fixation devices, dental implants, spinal implants, and biologics. His most recent senior leadership roles for Biomet Spine were the Vice President of Marketing and the Vice President of Medical Education. Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College.
Vice President, Marketing
Ms. Swanson joined Collagen Matrix in July 2021. Jessica is a senior marketing executive dedicated to improving lives globally through the development, commercialization and impact of innovative healthcare devices and products.
Most recently, Jessica served as Vice President of Global Marketing for the Breast and Skeletal Health Division at Hologic, Inc., leading a dynamic team focused on product management, integrated brand marketing, medical education, and sales training. During her tenure, she launched several new breast imaging, software, and surgery products, produced multiple award-winning marketing campaigns, and pioneered a groundbreaking health equity program. Prior to Hologic, Jessica spent seven years with Medtronic managing upstream marketing and partnering with R&D to develop numerous innovative products, including a novel endoscopic stapler with preloaded tissue reinforcement. She also led downstream commercialization for the US-based surgical devices business.
Jessica is a graduate of Boston University and has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
Vice President, Research and Development
Mr. Ammon joined Collagen Matrix in August 2020. Dan has nearly 30 years of experience in Research and Development for medical devices. He most recently served as Global Vice President at Dentsply Sirona where he led R&D for the dental materials portfolio. He also led an internal “start-up” in the area of 3D printing materials culminating in FDA approval of the first 3D printed smart polymer.
Prior to Dentsply Sirona, Dr. Ammon had various scientific and leadership positions at Bausch and Lomb. During those 18 years, he was involved in launching the first silicone hydrogel contact lens and other ophthalmic products. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science and a PhD in Chemistry from the University at Buffalo.
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