John Crombie is President of UpStart Product Development, a company specializing in creating and nurturing high potential opportunities to prepare them for seed funding leading to commercialization. He has developed innovative and successful product portfolios for diverse medical specialties including orthopedics, spine, sports medicine, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery, women’s health, diagnostics, and global emerging markets. He has achieved a solid track record of commercializing intellectual property while identifying and growing new opportunities. He combines strong technical ability with leadership and creativity to drive strategic and tactical initiatives. He is experienced in business process improvement methodologies, IP management, market & customer analysis, global team management, and design and manufacture of implantable devices and instrumentation systems. John was previously employed by numerous industry leading organizations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Stryker, Allergan, and numerous private organizations and startups. John holds dual BS degrees in Physiology and Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Business Management. Most notably, John has commercialized 70% of his 60 patents into new products spanning across 6 companies, resulting in more than $2B in sales.
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