Management Team

Lee Strnad

Intrepid Orthopedics President, Lee A. Strnad has a BSME from Ohio Northern University and has over 20 years of orthopedic experience in designing & developing internal fixation and non-fusion products in spine, trauma, extremities, foot, ankle et al. At AcroMed he worked closely with Dr. Marc Asher and other world-renown surgeons on the Isola family of products - Isola, Ti Isola, Anterior Isola, Pediatric Isola. He was instrumental in starting EBI's Spine Division, which achieved over $35 million in annual sales in less than five years. He led the engineering development of the Freedom Lumbar Disc at AxioMed Spine. At OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Lee developed 4 internal fixation systems within 18 months. Lee founded Intrepid Orthopedics in 2007. Intrepid has successfully completed projects for over 30 companies in the orthopedic and medical device industries.

Chuck Birchall, Jr.

Chuck has over 25 years of business experience in the development and commercialization of medical devices at Zimmer Patient Care (wound drainage), Smith & Nephew Richards (trauma implants), AcroMed (spinal implants) and AxioMed Spine (total disc replacement). During his career, he was directly responsible for the launching of 6 major product lines; raising over $4M from outside investors; and is named as a co-inventor of 6 U.S. Patents. Recently, he has assisted several medical device/healthcare IT companies with creating business plans, financials, and investor presentations, as well as improving their new product development timelines & budgets, including the use of outside resources like Intrepid Orthopedics.