Jamie M. Grooms
Mr. Grooms has served as Chairman of AxoGen, Inc.'s board of directors since September 2011, and as Chairman of the board of directors of AxoGen Corporation since 2002. Mr. Grooms is a co-founder of AxoGen Corporation and from 2002 to May 2010 served as Chief Executive Officer. Since leaving AxoGen in May 2010, Mr. Grooms has provided consulting services to start-up companies and serves on the board of directors of several companies. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Grooms served as the founding Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Regeneration Technologies, Inc. a publicly-traded company that processes human tissue for allogenic grafts used in orthopedic, oral maxillofacial, urinary and cardiovascular surgeries. Mr. Grooms has extensive experience in all areas of operations of the allograft business and has worked at the Virginia Tissue Bank (now LifeNet Health), Osteotech, Inc., and CryoLife, Inc. in various positions of leadership. In addition, Mr. Grooms has served as Director of the University of Florida Tissue Bank from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Grooms holds a Bachelors degree in biology from Old Dominion University. Mr. Grooms' qualifications to serve on the board of directors include his extensive experience in allografts, his depth of knowledge of AxoGen and his expertise and leadership in management and technology.