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Keynote Breakfast - CEO Discussion

The Keynote Breakfast participants will offer CEO-level insights on topics that populate the entire OMTEC 2014 agenda: U.S. and international changes to the healthcare market, emerging technologies and trends and solidifying supplier relationships.


Michael-Matson-Picture 300x350_webMike Matson   (Moderator)

Senior Research Analyst
Needham & Company

Mike Matson joined Needham & Company in 2013 to cover Medical Technologies & Diagnostics. Prior to Needham, Mr. Matson spent nine years covering the medical supplies and devices industry for Mizuho Securities and Wells Fargo Securities. Previously, he served in Stryker’s Orthopaedics and Endoscopy divisions in marketing and product development. Mr. Matson was ranked first for earnings estimating in the medical device industry in the 2013 FT/StarMine World’s Top Analysts survey, ninth in the orthopaedic subsector in the 2010 Greenwich Associates survey, second for stock picking in the medical device industry in the 2008 FT/StarMine World’s Top Analysts survey and fourth in the medical device industry for stock picking in the 2007 Wall Street Journal Best on the Street. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University with a minor in Economics and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a concentration in Health Sector Management. Mr. Matson holds a medical device patent (U.S. Patent No. 6,919,914).

MButler-Picture 300x350_webMichael Butler

President and CEO
Life Spine 

Mr. Butler has turned Life Spine into one of the fastest-growing spine companies in the world, bringing to market 32 new product families, derived from over 100 patents and distributing in 22 countries since the company’s inception in February 2004. Life Spine is his fourth professional start-up company and is among four companies that he currently operates, which include Gizmo Medical, LLC, Gizmo Medical Ltd. (Hong Kong & China) and Fortis Medical. His business career spans more than 18 years with expertise in product development, business development and financial management. Mr. Butler has served in various management capacities at companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Inter-Med, Richard Wolf Medical, Visionary Biomedical, Microbrush and Eli Lilly. During that time, he successfully brought more than 200 distinct medical devices and pharmaceuticals to market and created significant investor value. He graduated from Marquette University in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering.

Dirk-Kuyper 175x204Dirk Kuyper
President and CEO
IlluminOss Medical

Mr. Kuyper joined IlluminOss in 2013 and brings to the company 25 years of experience in commercializing medical devices. He was previously President and CEO of Alphatec Spine, where he led the company to triple revenue of $200 million and expanded the brand globally into 52 markets. Prior to Alphatec Spine, Mr. Kuyper served as President of Aesculap, where he successfully launched spinal and orthopaedic divisions while creating a strong infrastructure and foundation for sustained market leading growth for surgical instrumentation and implants focused on a variety of surgical procedures including neuro, micro-vascular, cardiovascular and laparoscopic surgeries. Additionally, Mr. Kuyper served on active duty for four years in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer, where he achieved the rank of captain. He holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami and an Executive Education Certificate from the Graduate School of Sales and Marketing at Syracuse University.