Steve Basta is the CEO of AlterG, Inc. a privately held rehabilitation company that commercializes the revolutionary AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® and the AlterG Bionic Leg™ walking assist device. Steve has led AlterG since 2011. From 2002 to 2011 Steve served as CEO of BioForm Medical, Inc. and its successor, Merz Aesthetics, Inc. Steve led BioForm’s growth from initial product launch to becoming the #3 worldwide injectable aesthetic products business. BioForm went public in 2007 and was acquired by MerzPharmaceuticals in 2009.
Prior to Bioform Medical, Steve served as the CEO of Gliatech, Inc; CFO and VP Business Development of Creative BioMolecules Inc.; Executive Director of Product Development for The Immune Response Coporation; and as an investment banking associate with Dillon Read & Co, Inc. Steve received his Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University, and his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.