Chief Commercial Officer
Tony Recupero is a highly regarded commercial leader with more than 25 years experience as a senior executive at leading healthcare firms. Tony started his career at United States Surgical Corporation where he was a multi-award winning sales executive. Tony progressed through sales to follow his true passion of leadership and sales management. Tony’s teams were consistently at the top of the leader board. Later, Tony negotiated large hospital purchasing contracts as Director of National Accounts for USSC.
As National Sales Manager at Sulzer Spine-Tech, Tony led a hybrid sales organization to more than double revenue from $50M to $110M in less than two years.
As Vice President of Sales at Kyphon, Tony developed a sales organization that grew from pre-commercial start-up to more than $213M in five years. Kyphon went public in 2002 and was sold to Medtronic for $4.2 billion in 2007.
After a stint advising companies like NuVasive and LDR on commercial strategy, Tony went on to become CEO of Baxano, Inc., which was merged with Trans1 to form Baxano Surgical, Inc. in 2013.
Tony is renowned throughout the healthcare industry for his ability to inspire sales teams and develop innovative commercialization strategies that directly lead to exponential top-line growth.