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Aurora Spine Hires New CFO




Carlsbad, Calif.-based Aurora Spine Corporation has hired Eric Fronk as its new chief financial officer (CFO), with former CFO Ken Gross moving into the position of chief operating officer (COO).

According to the company, Fronk will help guide and oversee Aurora Spine’s continued market leadership and financial growth. He brings more than 21 years of experience to Aurora Spine, and was previously chief financial officer of Digital Interactive Systems, a manufacturing and distribution services company.

Prior to joining Aurora Spine, Fronk was part of the team that prepared Alphatec Spine Inc. for its initial public offering in 2006. In addition, from 2002 to 2005 he was part of the team that led the restructuring and turnaround of Peregrine Systems Corp., a previously bankrupt software development company.

Fronk began his career with Ernst and Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent eight years working primarily in high-tech and pharmaceutical industries. Fronk earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and received a master in business administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Calif. Fronk earned his certified public accountant certificate in 1996 in the State of Colorado.

In his new role as COO, former CFO Gross will be responsible for the alignment and prioritization of company investments, product manufacturing, and ensuring operational excellence across the company.

“2013 marks a significant turning point for Aurora Spine,” said Trent J. Northcutt, Aurora Spine’s CEO. “With our successful IPO, product manufacturing and the pending U.S. launch of our initial product, we knew we needed the right leaders to take us to the next level of our business evolution. Between Eric's public experience in financial management, and Ken's strategic operation vision, we believe that we have created the right infrastructure to support our progression into becoming the industry leader of advanced minimally invasive spinal technology.”

Aurora Spine makes regenerative spinal implant technologies.