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TELA Bio Appoints Greg Firestone as Chief Commercial Officer

TELA Bio, Inc., a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on providing innovative soft-tissue reconstruction solutions, announced the appointment of Greg Firestone as the Company’s new Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Mr. Firestone will oversee the Company’s commercial operations, including key product launches, sales team training, market development, as well as strategic initiatives to optimize market access and reimbursement strategy across the Company’s product lines.

“Greg has been an instrumental player in the TELA Bio story, supporting our commercial strategy and cultivating each of our key group purchasing organization (GPO) and integrated delivery network (IDN) relationships,” said Antony Koblish, President and CEO of TELA Bio. “As we move into our next phase of growth and strive for the strongest possible year-end performance, we look forward to his leadership of the entire commercial organization with heightened focus on implementing and driving market share within our GPO/IDN contracts, through enhancing our sales rep training and productivity metrics, and ultimately delivering greater market penetration across the portfolio with increased operational efficiency.”

Mr. Firestone has been a member of TELA’s executive leadership since October 2017, most recently serving as the Company’s Chief Business Officer, where he led the strategic customer relations team. He brings over 35 years of experience in the acute and non-acute healthcare sectors, with much of his tenure in strategy and partnership development, stakeholder collaboration, and strategic consulting initiatives. Throughout his career, Mr. Firestone has worked closely with IDNs, health systems, GPOs, and suppliers, developing deep relationships throughout the MedTech landscape. Prior to his tenure at TELA Bio, he held several executive and sales leadership roles in medical device, GPO and logistics, including as founder and CEO of Dermal Life, LLC, co-founder and president of Mossberg Labs, and owner and CEO of NCI, where Mr. Firestone founded the IDN Summit & Expo, and authored Swimming with the Supertankers, a book written to assist supplier sales and marketing professionals.

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“I am grateful for the opportunity to head up the commercial organization at TELA Bio at this critical time,” said Greg Firestone. “We are poised to change the landscape of soft tissue reconstruction, delivering on TELA’s mission to bring our innovative, more natural repair solutions to hospitals and surgery centers by addressing the unmet needs of surgeons and patients in the hernia and plastic and reconstructive markets, while reducing the cost of care.”

“I would also like to extend my deepest appreciation to Peter Murphy for his many contributions to TELA Bio and guiding us through our initial periods of continuous growth,” said Antony Koblish. “We are confident that Greg’s leadership will build upon and sustain this success.”

SOURCE: GlobeNewswire

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