I am a commercial leader committed to driving growth and performance. My passion is developing commercial strategy and engaging talent across different geographies. I value collaboration and building teams of engaged employees that drive value across our organization.
I have 16 years of intensive work across Europe and North America leading teams, identifying and developing talent. My experiences are diverse from implant, capital and disposable businesses in both smaller ($50million) and larger ($1B) commercial organizations.
I am a dynamic leader with proven results in sales, marketing, strategic planning, commercialization and business development. I excel at working cross-functionally and across different geographies. I joined Stryker in 2004 as a Marketing Associate in Instrument Division; in 2006 to 2009 I had a sales territory in Surgical where I grew the business from $2.1-$4.4 million. In 2009, I moved to Stryker Europe, where I was UK Marketing Manager, Regional Sales Manager in the Medsurg and Spine Divisions and then was Director of Marketing for Europe. I managed and drove the strategy for Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery globally my role at that time comprised of leading and executing all aspects of the commercial strategy of a new innovative acquisition. Since then, I worked at Alcon, UK & Ireland leading a team of 65 across the $88m Surgical Eyecare portfolio.
I graduated from the University of Colorado on an NCAA Division I Athletic and Academic Full Scholarship, completing a Human Physiology degree. During my tenor at Colorado as team captain, became an All-American athlete, and was awarded the Buffalo Award of Distinction and the Leo Hill Academic Leadership Award. Prior to University, I competed as an athlete on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team from 1997-1999. In 2012, I graduated from Georgetown & Esade University, completing a Global Executive MBA, specializing in Globalization and Emerging Markets garnering experience in Russia, India, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and the US. In 2013, I was awarded the European Award of Excellence for Europe.
I am currently engaged in my role at NuVasive as Commercial Vice President, Europe. NuVasive’s innovative technology and unique combination of spine implants and capital is key to me and I value direct involvement with the cross-divisional communication and engagement within the business. Building relationships with customers our internal employees drive me and area where I would like to have the greatest impact.