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“I looked at a few roles over the course of the last couple years, but when I looked at NuVasive, I looked at a company that has enormous opportunity for growth,” said Christopher Barry, the new CEO of NuVasive. Photo courtesy of NuVasive

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Gregory Lucier is stepping down as CEO of NuVasive. He is now chairman, which one analyst said should allow him to focus on what he does best: strategy. Photo courtesy of NuVasive

NUVASIVE INC.

CEO: Christopher Barry (on Nov. 5)

2017 Revenue: $1.029 billion

2017 Net Income: $83 million

Year Founded: 1997

Headquarters: Sorrento Valley

Stock Symbol and Exchange: NUVA on Nasdaq

Company Description: NuVasive trains spine surgeons in advanced procedures, and makes an array of spine surgery products.

San Diego-based NuVasive recently tapped a new CEO, a move analysts say looks to bring fresh perspective to an expanding company that’s nonetheless stumbled on execution and has been an acquisition target...

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