As Yogi Berra use to say, "it ain't over t'ill it's over." Word coming out of Amedica is that the Rainmaker, aka Ben Shappley is no longer the CEO of Amedica. An inside source has informed TSB that Ben Shappley was greeted by two BOD members and the CFO resulting in Custard's Last Stand at Little Big Horn. No scalps were taken, but Ben was last seen being escorted from the building in a heated confrontation. As the company went on to announce Mr. Shappley's termination via a conference call, the company erupted in simultaneous cheers and applause. Free at last, Free at last, thank God Almighty, Free at last.
Could this termination be a by product of Ben's inability to take the company public? Could this termination be the result of an acquisition, US Spine, gone awry? It will be interesting to see who will take the helm of this industry darling. TSB knows that there will be plenty of candidates lining up to take a shot at the title. You know what John Lennon use to say, "instant karma is going to get you, gonna knock you off your feet, better recognize your brother, everyone you meet." TSB wants to know what are readers think?