Richard Treadwell is President & CEO of Empirical Spine, makers of the LimiFlex™ Paraspinous Tension Band. From January 2011 to October 2015, Mr. Treadwell held the Vice President, Global Marketing position at Singapore-based Biosensors International, the fourth largest coronary stent manufacturer worldwide. In this role, he oversaw the diversification of the product line including the launch of more than 6 new products, and a growth in published medical research on Biosensors products from a rate of 33 to 124 publications annually. Mr. Treadwell has also performed as an active entrepreneur, founding two medtech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 2007 to 2010 he co-founded and led Aardvark Medical, an innovative startup aiming to revolutionize sinus therapy and diagnostics in the clinic and the home. From 2002 to 2006, he founded and ran General Orthodontic (GO), which established the market for advanced technical training and clinical support for dentists and orthodontists using the Invisalign system. He successfully negotiated GO’s acquisition by Align Technology. Previously, Mr. Treadwell held positions at EMBOL-X and Nellcor.