Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Ms. Zaderej joined Axogen Corporation in May 2006. Karen has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors since September 2011 and became Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2018. Karen served as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Axogen Corporation since May 2010 and as Chief Operating Officer from October 2007 to May 2010 and as Vice President of Marketing and Sales from May 2006 to October 2007. From October 2004 to May 2006, Karen worked for Zaderej Medical Consulting, a consulting firm she founded, which assisted medical device companies build and execute successful commercialization plans. From 1987 to 2004, Karen worked at Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, where she held senior positions in marketing, business development, research & development, and manufacturing. Karen is a Director of SEBIO, a non-profit supporting the life science industry in the southeastern United States. She is also a member of the Viveve Medical, Inc. Board of Directors. Viveve Medical, Inc. is a women’s intimate health company passionately committed to advancing new solutions to improve women’s overall well-being and quality of life. Karen has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.