Your dedicated global expansion partner

We immerse ourselves into projects. We think and act as business partners, not consultants. We are committed to building lasting relationships that have a positive influence on our clients and the orthopaedic and spine industry. We are connecting the world of orthopaedics.

Meet Our Team

Our team have developed a wealth of experience in the orthopaedic and spine industry. We bring talent and expertise across a range of business functions, to ensure we meet the diverse needs of our clients.

This experience, genuine interest, and appreciation of the industry’s expectations is key to our success.

Matt Woods


Matt is the entrepreneurial founder and director of Ortho Consulting Group. Founded in 2010, Matt has identified and grown two distinct business brands in the Group; Orthoexecutive (2010), Orthoconnections (2012).

Matt has always worked in the orthopaedic sector so understands first-hand the challenges in the industry. Using this knowledge, expertise and experience, he built his consulting business to offer clients valuable solutions in executive search and fully managed global expansion programmes.

Fiona Walters

Executive Search Specialist

Fiona has 9 years of executive search experience and joined Ortho Consulting Group in 2010.

Prior to working in executive search, Fiona spent 10 years working for Orthofix in Product Management.

Her early career was in the clinical setting as a registered nurse. Fiona’s main activities are with the Ortho Executive brand, partnering with orthopaedic medical device companies to find talent solutions across all business functions for their teams.

Gavin Crowther


With more than 20 years of medical device executive search experience, Gavin has specialised in recruiting for a range of medical device companies, specifically in Sales and Marketing vacancies.

Gavin joined the team in 2017, bringing his business and recruitment experience from his own successful company, Crowther Ballantyne Associates.

Gavin has an outstanding reputation with both his clients and candidates. Gavin is renowned for forming lasting partnerships with his clients due to his tenacity, determination and genuine interest in finding the right candidate for his client, every time.

Gavin works across the Ortho Executive and Health Care Executive brands, managing projects across the orthopaedic and general medical device sectors.

Tom Edwards

Group Marketing Manager

With 13 years marketing and eCommerce experience he brings a wealth of digital knowledge and expertise to the business.

Tom joined in 2018, leading the launch of Ortho Consulting Groups brand, marketing strategy, conference planning and the ongoing development of the Ortho Consulting Groups websites and CRM.

Andrew Dubowski

Head of International Business Development

Andrew joins the team bringing a wealth of Orthopaedic knowledge with over 20 years in the health and medical sector with the last ten years focused on Sales and Marketing in Spine, Trauma, Limb and joint reconstruction including extremities and large joints.

With a strong background in Osteopathic Medicine Andrew brings a strong clinical understanding, and a direct understanding of patient needs while being a commercially minded executive.

Polly White

Business Manager

With 20 years’ experience in blue-chip companies, Polly brings business knowledge and communication expertise to Ortho Consulting Group.

Polly joined in 2017, project-managing the build of a new website and data system as well as advising on and implementing commercial processes and governance for the Orthoconnections business.

Harriet Bawden

Marketing Executive

Harriet completed her BA (Hons) Communication and Media degree in 2017 and has since been gaining experience in marketing within the B2B world.

Joining the team in 2019 as a Marketing Executive, she is helping with the ongoing development, building and growing of the Ortho Consulting Groups social media sites and websites.

Lynsey Rowland

Business Researcher

Lynsey has spent the last 7 years editing online Scientific Journals, from submission through to publication. Prior to this Lynsey worked for a utilities company for 14 years, gaining experience as a Contracts Manager within the Major Business sector.

Lynsey joined the team in January 2018 as Research Manager, leading the ongoing research into Distributors globally for the orthopaedic market.

Clive Mitchell

Orthotics Consultant

Karen Scott

HR Consultant

Karen partners with us as an HR Consultant and also offers HR advice and support to our clients. With 20 years as an HR professional, in addition to a background as a Sales & Company Director, Karen understands the commercial imperatives of running a successful business and offers a practical and simplistic approach to HR, in line with business needs.

Steve Woods

Business Researcher

With over 40 years’ experience in Healthcare industry and Critical Care nursing, Steve is a seasoned NHS and Healthcare industry navigator.

Steve has recently joined Ortho Consulting Group following his last post as Clinical Nurse Advisor for NHS Supply Chain.

Tiffany John

Finance Manager

Tiffany looks after everything to do with our accounts and finance. An experienced book-keeper, management accountant and office manager, Tiffany runs her own business and we’re delighted to be her client.

Our History


Attend AAOS Annual Meeting for the 6th time.


Ortho Consulting Group Form New Charity Partnership with the Limbless Association


Exhibit for the first time at Arab Health in Dubai.


31 international flights attending conferences and congress in 2018, including AAOS, Efort, Eurospine, NASS and Medica.


Built International Leadership Teams, including HR, QARA, Finance and Commercial functions.


Lynsey, Tom, Steve and Andrew join the team. This brings marketing, research management and international business development to our expert team.


Active globally in over 70 countries, attending some of the largest medical trade shows in the world.


Team grows, with Gavin and Polly collectively bringing over 40 years of experience in business, recruitment, and communication expertise.


Built entire sales and marketing teams, in high growth niches of orthopaedics and spine.


12 new global sales channels are secured for clients, across orthopaedic and spine specialities.


Win Best International Spine & Orthopaedic Executive Search Agency 2016.


New sales channels in EMEA for extremity client are found.


Market research project completed as a result of impressive industry expertise.


Success of executive search and distributor search consultancy continues.


Place EMEA International VP placement for US Start up.



Build entire senior management team and sales force for a global spine company.



Consultancy project with UK start up, leads to the concept of a unique online tool to match manufacturers with qualified international distributors.


Attend our first AAOS Annual meeting.


Management placements made in Australia, France and Germany.


Company founded due to the market need for a high quality, industry-specific executive search and distributor search consultancy in orthopaedics and spine.

We partner with ambitious businesses like yours to grow revenue.

Let’s discuss your global expansion goals today and explore how we can help you grow.

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