Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Lyons is Ortho Spine Partners Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Lyons is a vital component of any client’s project as he helps create and guide the overall strategy and works on client’s behalf during possible transaction discussions.
Mr. Lyons career began at Smith and Nephew in 1989. While at SNN, he held numerous marketing roles, driving product launches, engaging surgeons, and creating intellectual property predominantly in the companies Knee and Hip product lines. Additionally, he spent two years in the Smith and Nephew Sales Force to learn the underpinnings of what made the organization successful.
In 2005, Chris joined Medtronic Spine and Biologics, with the first three years being focused on driving growth of the International biologics business of Medtronic. The opportunity presented itself to move into the realm of Business Development where he served the past 10 years. During this time, Mr. Lyons worked with all of the executive and cross functional leadership to transact various acquisitions, minority investments, as well as license and distribution agreements. Chris was also selected to join the Board of the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA) of which he remains a contributor, also serving as Chairman of the board for SEMDA for 2016.