Kip Roberts

Vice President of Strategy, M&A & Portfolio Management for Medtronic’s Neuroscience Portfolio

Kip Roberts is currently the VP of Strategy, M&A & Portfolio Management for Medtronic’s Neuroscience Portfolio, which comprises the Cranial & Spine, Neuromodulation, Neurovascular, ENT, and Pelvic Health operating units. His healthcare career began at Eli Lilly & Company in sales, where he won numerous awards including Rookie of the Year and MVP. In 2008, Roberts joined Medtronic’s Spine & Biologics business unit as a market development and referral marketing manager. Since then, he has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility across downstream and upstream marketing, strategy, and mergers & acquisitions. He is also a recipient of Medtronic’s Marketing Excellence & Compass Awards. Roberts received his undergraduate degree (BS) from Murray State University and an MBA from the University of Memphis.

11:25 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Wednesday April 24, 2024

OEM/CMO Relationship Outlook: The Impact of Consolidation

With the trend of M&A so prevalent throughout the orthopedic device manufacturing landscape, it is only natural to expect changes to the relationship between OEM and supply partner when an acquisition occurs. What is this impact and how does it affect the overall manufacturing industry? This session will bring together representatives from both OEMs and suppliers who have engaged in M&A to hear from them how existing and new relationships were affected along with related topics intertwined into this discussion.

Moderated by Bryan Hughes