Jamie M. Grooms
Mr. Grooms has served as a Director since September 2011 and was Chairman of the Board from then until May 2018. Jamie is a co-founder of Axogen Corporation and from 2002 to May 2010 served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board from inception to September 2011. Since leaving Axogen Corporation in May 2010, Jamie has provided consulting services to start-up companies and serves on the board of directors of several companies. From 1998 to 2002, he 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. Jamie 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, he has served as director of the University of Florida Tissue Bank from 1992 to 1995. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Old Dominion University.