Stuart Simpson.

Stuart Simpson


Mr. Stuart Simpson joined our Board on June 1, 2020, filling a newly created directorship. Based on the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Stuart is one of the Board’s nominees for election at the 2020 annual meeting of our stockholders. Stuart most recently served as the President of the Joint Replacement Division of Stryker Corporation, a medical technology company that provides products and services in orthopedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine (“Stryker”), from 2017 until his departure from Stryker in 2019. Stuart held various roles at Stryker from 1997 until 2019, including VP & General Manager of the Commercial Division from 2015 until 2017 and VP & General Manager of the Global Knee & Mako BUs Division from 2014 until 2015. During his tenure at Stryker, Stuart led transformative, industry-leading strategy to establish robotics as a standard of care for orthopedics industry, led efforts in new product development, provided both strategic counsel and financial discipline to the organization, and helped improve HR leadership, organizational capabilities and customer satisfaction within the organization. Stuart also helped Stryker complete three significant business development deals, including one with a publicly traded company. Prior to joining Stryker, Stuart gained diverse experience in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry, such as Howmedica International (acquired by Stryker in 1998), Knoll AG and Gold Cross Limited. Stuart received a Bachelor of Science in Technology and Business Studies from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He also received a CIM Diploma in Marketing from the Central College of Commerce in Glasgow, United Kingdom. Stuart is a director of Breg Inc., a provider of orthopedic and sports medicine products and services. Our Board believes Stuart’s extensive background in the sports medicine, spine, orthopedic, and surgical device industry, particularly as a President of the Joint Replacement Division of Stryker, complements our Board with valuable industry expertise especially in digital surgery, an area that the Company believes will be important to its ongoing strategy in addition to his experience in new product development and acquisitions.