IRVINGTON, N.Y., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ORTHOCON®, Inc., a privately-held surgical device company, today announced that David J. Hart has been appointed Vice President of Business Operations. Mr. Hart will be responsible for in-licensing and acquiring new products and technologies for development and distribution by ORTHOCON's R&D and commercial teams.
Mr. Hart joins ORTHOCON from Alpine Capital Group, a leading family office investment fund where, as President and Chief Investment Officer, he was responsible for all private equity and indirect capital investments and healthcare research. Prior to Alpine Capital, David was Principal and Senior Research Analyst at Apelles Investment Management, a cross-capital healthcare investment fund focused on public and private investing in medical device, healthcare service, and healthcare information technology companies. Mr. Hart began his career in the merger and acquisition groups at Thomas Weisel and Partners and Duff and Phelps. He earned a MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Duke where he was a member of the varsity golf team.
"I am thrilled to have David on our senior leadership team," said John J. Pacifico, President and Chief Executive Officer of ORTHOCON. "Having known David for several years and watched him achieve tremendous professional success directly relevant to ORTHOCON's business plan, I know he is perfect for this role and I fully expect him to add significant value to ORTHOCON and to our shareholders."
"I've had the opportunity to watch ORTHOCON evolve over the last five years. John has built a dynamic organization with a robust R&D pipeline and a truly differentiated commercialization strategy," said David Hart. "I am excited to join the ORTHOCON team and look forward to helping John execute on his strategic vision for the company."
Founded in 2005, ORTHOCON develops, acquires, manufactures, and markets surgi