We're a Different Kind of Spine Company


LinkSPINE is a small, privately held medical device company focused on development of less-invasive techniques for spinal surgery.

LinkSPINE is a sister company of Waldemar Link GmbH of Hamburg, Germany; a worldwide leader in reconstructive orthopaedics.


At LinkSPINE there is a positive outlook about the future.  We strive to consistently and continually innovate. From a product development perspective, we value “outside the box” thinking as a mechanism to introduce new technologies that improve the quality of life for our patients, and the experience in the operating room for our surgeons.  

Internal and external communications are honest, candid, and transparent, facilitating more efficient progress towards the shared goal.

Helmut Link

Helmut D. Link formed LinkSPINE in 2010.  He has over 40 years of experience in surgical instruments and medical devices, and has been involved in the development of reconstructive orthopaedic and spinal implants through cooperation with orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons around the world. 

Dennis Farrell
CEO & President

Dennis Farrell joined LinkSPINE in 2011 as Vice-President of Marketing and Product Development and assumed the role of President in 2015. Dennis has 15 years of sales, marketing, and clinical research experience in the spinal industry, having previously held positions with SpineTech, Cervitech, and NuVasive.  

Dave Capallo
Vice President of Sales

David joined LinkSPINE in 2018 as Vice President of Sales for the U.S. He brings 15 years of experience in the medical device business with multiple sales, commercial strategy, and marketing roles with NuVasive and Johnson & Johnson. David graduated from The University of Georgia with a BBA in Marketing.

Julianna Castro-Risueno
Director of Operations

Juliana Castro-Risueno joined LinkSPINE in January 2011 as Director of Operations.  She is responsible for coordinating the daily activities of the company, and planning use of resources to maximize productivity. Having previously held positions with Cervitech and Link Orthopaedics, Juliana has 10 years of customer service, operations, and IDE clinical trial experience in the spinal and orthopaedic industry.

Fabian Schollchen
Business Unit Manager

Fabian Schollchen joined LinkSPINE in November 2014 with extensive experience in medical device sales and marketing. He has held numerous sales and marketing positions with multinational companies and has successfully executed numerous launches of new products in company owned and independent distributor sales channels. He is responsible for the European Spinal Business Unit out of Hamburg, Germany.

Nickolas Kriska
Director of Engineering

Nick joined LinkSPINE in March 2015.  He has worked in spine for 13 years, having previously held positions at Theken, Integra, and X-spine.  He spent the first 15 years of his career in injection molding of commercial products. Nick graduated from University of Akron with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Lisa Beaulieu
Director of Quality Management

Lisa joined LinkSPINE in November 2016. She has worked in the healthcare industry for 26 years having held positions in both clinical and manufacturing arenas with increasing responsibilities in Quality Assurance over her career with the University of Maryland Medical System, Quest Diagnostics and Becton Dickinson.

Riccardo Signoretti
Project Leader, Advanced Surgical Techniques

Riccardo Signoretti is a high-tech engineer specializing in micro-sized mechanics and electronics. After receiving his BSc in Mechatronics and his MS in Nanotechnology, he honed his technical and management skills in the MEMS Industry. Riccardo brings significant research experience, earned through study in Europe, the US, and Japan. He joined LinkSPINE in March 2014 and is leading the development of the next era surgical tools by integrating high-tech solutions into the surgical theatre.

Chloe Bagley
Marketing Manager

Chloe Bagley joined LinkSPINE in April 2018 as Marketing Manager. She brings with her extensive knowledge and experience having held numerous marketing positions over the course of her career.Chloe graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Marketing.

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Interested in helping us move the needle in spinal surgery technology? Learn more about available positions here.

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