Team

The Team at Katena

Executive Team

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer & President

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

Chief Executive Officer & President

Mark joined the company in February of 2017. Prior to joining Katena, he was the Senior Vice-President and President of the Surgical Technologies division of Medtronic from 1999 through 2016. Mark helped lead Xomed Surgical Products, a market leading otolaryngology device company from 1994-1999. The company led a successful IPO in 1996 then sold to Medtronic in 1999. He also had several senior leadership positions with Stryker, a leading orthopedic company from 1984 to 1994.

Robert Earley

Robert Earley

Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Human Resources

Robert Earley

Robert Earley

Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President, Human Resources

Bob became Chief Financial Officer for Katena in April 2017. Most recently Bob was CFO of Laborie Medical Technologies, a Toronto, Ontario based medical device manufacturer. Prior to Laborie, Bob was President and CFO for Bridgeport Tank Trucks, a Texas based oil field services company. Bob has a finance degree from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve.

Raj Yerasi

Raj Yerasi

Vice-President, Strategic Planning

Raj Yerasi

Raj Yerasi

Vice-President, Strategic Planning

Raj joined the company in September of 2016. Prior to joining Katena, Raj served as a finance/data analytics consultant for a number of companies, including Laborie Medical Technologies. He started his career as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and subsequently worked at a variety of investment funds as a buyside analyst/portfolio manager, investing in both public & private companies.

David Damm

David Damm

Vice-President, Sales

David Damm

David Damm

Vice-President, Sales

David joined the company in September 2017. Most recently, David was with Medtronic where he held several commercial leadership positions including vice president / general manager Global Services, vice president marketing and vice president sales. Prior to Medtronic, David held leadership roles in sales and marketing with Stryker Corporation.

Jeff Brownstein

Jeff Brownstein

Vice-President, Marketing

Jeff Brownstein

Jeff Brownstein

Vice-President, Marketing

Jeff joined Katena in September 2015 as Director of Marketing, assuming the role of Vice-President of Marketing in September of 2018.  Prior to joining Katena, Jeff served 13 years as the sales director for the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), with both sales and marketing responsibilities.  Prior to ASCRS, Jeff held sales and marketing positions with several firms outside of the ophthalmic space.

Bryan Weinmann

Bryan Weinmann

Vice President, QA/RA

Bryan Weinmann

Bryan Weinmann

Vice President, QA/RA

Bryan joined Katena in January 1997.  Bryan has held a several senior level positions in both Operations and Quality/Regulatory Affairs.  Prior to Katena, Bryan was with Stryker’s Orthopaedics Division (Osteonics). Outside of medical devices, Bryan held a Senior Quality Engineering position in the Aerospace Guidance Systems industry.

Carolyn Zdenek

Carolyn Zdenek

Vice President, Operations

Carolyn Zdenek

Carolyn Zdenek

Vice President, Operations

Carolyn joined the company in November 2016.  Prior to joining Katena, Carolyn was with Zimmer where she was the Director of Advanced Manufacturing for Global Orthopaedic Operations.  Prior to Zimmer, Carolyn held various Director roles with Stryker’s Orthopaedic Division including Operations and Supply Chain.