Executive Team


Delivering a New Standard

Spinal Elements is an innovative spine technology company that delivers new standards for spine surgery. Located on campuses in Marietta, Georgia and Carlsbad, California, Spinal Elements is known for its ability to design and bring to market products and procedures that introduce and set new industry standards. We have built a reputation as consistently Delivering a New Standard in all dimensions of our company.



Our goal is to advance the performance of spinal implants and instruments so that surgeons will have the tools they need to provide the best possible outcomes for their patients.



Amendia and Spinal Elements joined to form one company in April 2017. As previously independent companies, both stood at the forefront of spinal system innovation and engineering excellence. From early work which helped make PEEK commonplace throughout the spine industry to more recent advancements in Controlled Delivery, Stand-Alone technology and minimally invasive lumbar fusion procedures, the combined company continues to be known as Spinal Elements and continues to deliver value to our customers every step of the way.


Corporate Responsibility & Compliance

At Spinal Elements we are committed to conducting business with integrity and to pursuing excellence in all that we do. Our management team and our Board of Directors are committed to honesty and compliance with all of the laws, rules, regulations and corporate policies that apply to our business, and we expect the same commitment from our employees, consultants, business partners and service providers.


Jason Blain

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jason Blain, a founder of Spinal Elements, has nearly 20 years experience in orthopedics, including hip replacements, knee replacements, trauma and spine products. He has extensive experience in product development, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and quality assurance from his roles with Smith & Nephew, Alphatec, and NuVasive Inc. Blain earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.


Steve McGowan


Steve McGowan, a founder of Spinal Elements, has 20 years experience as CFO for venture-backed start-up medical device companies. Prior to founding Spinal Elements, he spent three years as the CFO for NuVasive Inc., a spine products company. He gained extensive experience obtaining equity and debt financing and establishing financial and operating systems working for medical device companies including Novatrix Inc. and Intramed Laboratories Inc. McGowan also previously worked at Science Applications International Corporation and Ernst & Young. A Certified Public Accountant, he received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Science degree in accounting from San Diego State University.


Paul Graveline

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Graveline brings more than 20 years of experience in surgical spine technology. His past positions include Global Vice President of Sales for Zimmer Biomet Spine, Chief Operating Officer for Zimmer Spine, and Vice President of Sales for Stryker Spine.


Gary Maingot

EVP Operations

Mr. Maingot has 25 years of medical device experience in quality, engineering, operations and supply chain roles. Beginning his career at Johnson & Johnson as a Quality Engineer, he transitioned into operations and engineering roles of increasing responsibility at Medtronic and Boston Scientific. More recently, he spent seven years at Biomet, initially as the Director of Manufacturing and Engineering at the 3i Dental division, progressing to the Group Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain for the Spine, Bone Healing and Microfixation divisions.


Mr. Maingot received a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida, and an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.


Matt Copp

Vice President, Marketing

Matt Copp brings to Spinal Elements over twenty years of global medical device marketing experience with a heavy concentration in developing and providing systems for the effective, safe, and reproducible treatment of spinal disorders. Before his most recent position with Santa Clara-based Benvenue Medical, Mr. Copp served as Vice President, International Marketing and Development for NuVasive, Inc. During his thirteen years at NuVasive, Mr. Copp served in a number of US and global marketing capacities. Over the course of ten years prior to that at Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Mr. Copp served in a number of roles as both a generalist supporting global market expansion and a specialist in product management working with then-emerging MIS and navigation technologies. Matt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan while competing as a student-athlete in baseball.

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1755 West Oak Parkway

Marietta, GA 30062


3115 Melrose Drive, Suite 200

Carlsbad, California 92010


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