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

Group General Manager

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

Head of Marketing

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.

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.

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.

Jenny Torney

International Product manager

Jenny has been based in Australia for 12 years and is an experienced orthopaedics business manager and sales professional with a proven record of establishing a start-up organisation’s market positioning and achieving accelerated financial growth in International markets. Jenny will be focussing on global expansion projects for our extremities clients, utilising her expertise in the Asia-Pacific regions.

Joe Dobney

UK Sales & Marketing Manager

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.

Clive Mitchell

Orthotics Consultant

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.


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


New sales channels in EMEA for extremity client are found.


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.



Attend our first AAOS Annual meeting.


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


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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