Russ Bonafede is a seasoned dental/medical device professional with over 30 years of experience. In 2019, he transitioned into the consulting arena and presently serves as a Managing Director for Triad Dental Consultants, LLC – a firm he co-founded in 2021. Prior to the consulting transition, Russ held executive leadership roles for nearly 20 years, having served as CEO of Keystone Dental Group, Chief Commercial Officer and later President of Zest Dental Solutions, President of Henry Schein Orthodontics, and General Manager for Macropore Biosurgery. Before moving into leadership/C-suite roles, his career accomplishments have been focused in the marketing discipline holding positions in nearly every aspect of medical device marketing. He held Vice-President of Global Marketing positions with Biomet 3i and Zimmer Dental prior to the merger of those organizations as well as senior marketing assignments with Stryker Leibinger and Olympus Endoscopy. Russ has a B.S. with a concentration in marketing from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where he graduated Cum Laude and was voted “The Most Outstanding Student” in the marketing major. He earned an MBA at San Diego State University, graduating at the top of his class and completing a mini thesis on “The Adoption and Diffusion of New Medical Technology”. His experience spans smaller start-ups as well as larger established medical device companies in public, privately held, and private equity sponsored environments.