The Leadership Team at Catalyst OrthoScience

Carl O’Connell
Chief Executive Officer

Carl O’Connell is a visionary and transformational executive who leads organizations to achieve impressive wins through strategic leadership. The through line in his career is a commitment to operational excellence that enables companies to achieve meaningful financial and market share growth, as well as his ability to guide organizations through periods of significant change to emerge stable and successful on the other side.

Throughout his career, Carl has made it his mission to build and develop high-performing teams that make up the backbone of a successful organization. With an eye for finding outstanding talent, he consistently builds companies’ competencies to strengthen the organizations’ ability to capitalize upon new opportunities. As a high-energy and high-trust team leader, Mr. O’Connell is a servant leader who demonstrates and expects integrity, honesty, and respect and cultivates authentic collaboration and synergies across large organizations.

Often sought out by companies to lead change management and organizational transformations, Carl brings focus, patience, and drive to achieve results. Having worked with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 powerhouses, he has been involved in large-scale mergers and acquisitions, integrations, and restructurings.

Keeping an intentional finger on the pulse of market trends, competitor developments, customer needs, and key opinion leader (KOL) insights, Mr. O’Connell brings an innovation-focused and problem-solver mindset that enables him to position companies for double-digit growth. Approaching challenges with creativity, he defines bold strategy and rallies company resources to put plans into action, drawing on past successes and proven strategies.

As a competitive, results-driven individual, Carl has developed wide-ranging expertise and has established a track record of challenging the status quo to lead companies to greater things. With extensive industry experience, including on the capital and funding side, he is well equipped to reshape, refine, and optimize companies in meeting and exceeding performance goals and objectives. Enhancing his experience is his indepth knowledge and hands-on practice of Agile, Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma, and High Performance Management System methodologies, which he leverages to streamline operations, cut costs, and improve financial results while driving market-leading initiatives.

Well travelled and culturally competent, Mr. O’Connell has lived and travelled overseas and has worked extensively with global teams. Carl consistently demonstrates the ability to navigate an increasingly globalized and heavily regulated industry with ease.

Steven S. Goldberg, M.D.
Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Steven S. Goldberg is the Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Catalyst OrthoScience. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is the Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples. He is the lead author on several research articles including the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the leading journal in the orthopedic field. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Goldberg completed a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery and Sports Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. Founded by Dr. Charles Neer, who is known as the “father of modern shoulder surgery,” this is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious shoulder fellowship.
Dale Davison
Senior Vice President of Manufacturing & Product Development
Dale Davison is the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing and Product Development for Catalyst Orthoscience. Recently, he was the Vice President of Engineering for NextStep Arthropedix, and Integra Spine that was previously Theken Spine. Prior to Theken Spine he spent 21 years at DePuy Orthopedics (a Johnson & Johnson Co.) in various R&D functions and has product development experience in total joints, trauma, spine, sports medicine and general instrumentation. Dale has a Master’s Degree in Business and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Bob Jacobs
Vice President of Sales
Bob Jacobs was named vice president of sales in October 2018. He has been with Catalyst since February 2018, joining as the regional sales director for the central U.S. region. He has 15 years’ experience in sales and sales management in surgical and medical devices, with a focus on working in highly competitive markets and bringing new technologies to market. Jacobs was at RTI Surgical Inc. for six years leading sales in the central U.S. region, as well as serving as the interim vice president of sales for the sports franchise prior to joining Catalyst. Previously, he held a variety of sales roles from companies like MedShape, Covidien and Team Surgical Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. and studied at the Loyola University Chicago Rome Center in Rome, Italy.