Andrew T. ROCK
Evolution of the Spine Industry, Past Present and Future: “A behind the Scenes Perspective”
- Mid 80s to early 90s
Lift off and Stage 1 of growth
IPOs and Mergers that almost happened &
Mergers that created Depuy Motech
- Late 90s
The Cage Rage and Rage against the cage
Balloons and Biomaterials delivery
MIS focused companies emerge
Mega Mergers mega growth
Back to the future
- 2010 US Market disruption and adaptation to AHC
- Future of a Mature Spine Market
Steps to successful commercialization in changing global regulatory and financial environment.
Andy Rock serves as a Director on the VHP Board. He is also a member of the Linsly School Board of Trustees and a Chairman of the Development Committee; Mr. Rock earned a reputation as a successful serial entrepreneur in the global medical technology industry. He is co-founder of K2M Group, a medical device developer based in Leesburg, Va., which became listed as a publicly traded company on NASDAQ on May 5, 2014. While at K2M, Mr. Rock developed over 17 utility and method patents for the treatment of complex spine pathologies including scoliosis, tumor and trauma, as well as for minimally invasive implants.
Before his involvement in K2M, Mr. Rock was a member of the executive management team at American Osteomedix, where he co-developed a minimally invasive approach to access and treat osteoporotic compression fractures and tumors in the thoracic spine. From 1993 to 2003, he was Chairman and CEO of Rock Surgical Associates, Inc., a distributor of Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Products in the Mid-Atlantic region. Currently, Mr. Rock is the founder and managing partner of Neuro Spine Ventures LLC, an 82-member global angel investor group.
Mr. Rock is also Co-Founder and Executive Director of DP Enterprises Group Inc., which provides product development and global marketing services for med-tech companies. Mr. Rock also serves on the Board of Directors for several corporations, including Quadrant Biosciences, Inc. which focuses on brain health and epigenetics diagnostics; Minneapolis-based St Teresa Medical Inc., a developer of nanotechnology-based hemostatic and dural sealants; Connecticut based Woven Orthopedics, LLC which specializes in fixation and osteoporotic and osteopenic.
He is on the board of advisors for Indianapolis-based Recovery Force, LLC, and a pioneer in wearable technology for the medical, sports and defense industry sectors Mr. Rock graduated from Linsly and West Virginia University. Following his graduation from Linsly and West Virginia University and prior to launching his medical technology career, Mr. Rock worked in the automotive sector of the Fortune 500 conglomerate Allied Signal.
A resident of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida and New York City, Rock is a wine and classic automobile collector and a motorsports enthusiast who serves as associate sponsor of the Kalitta Motorsports team.