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Spencer S. Stiles

Group President, Orthopaedics and Spine and Interim President, Joint Replacement

Spencer began his career with Stryker in 1999 with the Endoscopy division. After managing Endoscopy’s Midwest sales region, Spencer was named the Director of Marketing for Stryker Communications in March of 2008. He subsequently became General Manager of the Communications business through 2010 and was responsible for driving ado­­­ption and growth throughout the Integrated Operating Room market.  

In December 2010, Spencer was named President of Stryker’s Spine division and then President of Instruments in 2015.  He has consistently driven globalization efforts and was an important contributor to the design of the Transatlantic Operating Model (TOM).  In August of 2018, Spencer became Group President, Neurotechnology, Instruments, Spine (NIS).  Within this position, Spencer was responsible for the Instruments division consisting of six business units (Advanced Guidance Technologies, Ear, Nose and Throat, Interventional Spine, Neurosurgical, Orthopaedic Instruments, and Surgical Technologies), Neurovascular, Craniomaxillofacial, and the Spine divisions, as well as the Incubation of Medical Technology function (IMT).  Under his leadership, the IMT department focused on the organic development of key technologies, to include Robotics and Enabling Technologies.

Throughout his tenure with Stryker, Spencer has been instrumental in bringing several acquisitions from concept through integration inclusive of Biologics, Enabling Technologies, and Robotics.  He was also responsible for the acquisition of K2M Holdings, LLC. in 2018, which doubled the Spine divisions’ position in the market.  Additionally, Spencer helped to evaluate breakthrough areas for Stryker, such as Women’s Health, and Ear Nose Throat, and completed key acquisitions in these segments.

Spencer holds an executive leadership position on a number of external committees, focused on social and organizational responsibility.  He is also the Executive Sponsor for Stryker’s Research and Development (R&D) Council.  Under Spencer’s leadership, with co-chairs Robert Cohen and Jon Ahola, the R&D Council continues to focus on collaboration across Stryker to ensure the growth of talent and the acceleration of proprietary technology projects.

Spencer holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Miami University.