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November 30, 2017 admin0

The De Angelis Group, the largest search firm dedicated solely to the orthopedic industry was named amongst the top 250 “Best Executive Recruiting Firms” listed by Forbes for 2017. The recent article was published on on May 3, 2017, written by Jeff Kauflin.

Forbes worked with analytics firm Statista to compile a list of 4,000 executive recruiting companies. They then asked thousands of recruiters, employees who have worked with recruiting companies and H.R. managers to take an online survey, and recommend up to 10 recruiting firms (excluding their own). With over 20,000 recommendations, each company was then ranked by the highest number of recommendations.

The De Angelis Group is proud to have been named on the 2017 Forbes list and looks forward to continually working hard to bring value to the orthopedic industry. The De Angelis Group’s Managing Partner, Drue De Angelis said after receiving the news “It is an honor to be recognized for this distinction but what truly compels us is helping drive enterprise value for the companies and investors who entrust us with their most critical executive hires.”

About The De Angelis Group

Founded in 2000 with one thing in mind; driving enterprise value for Orthopedic Start-up companies. The DeAngelis Group works with many of the most innovative and exciting new companies in the early stages of development to build a Talented Leadership Team.Whether your company is new to the space or you require a turn-around, our consultants first gain a solid grasp of the deliverables and the specific experience that the leader will require and then conduct the search effectively and timely.  Our network in Orthopedics is vast and qualitative. We have developed algorithms to evaluate who best fits in the start-up environment and who can develop and execute a strategic plan achieving sustainable growth.

Visit The De Angelis Group’s website 


November 30, 2017 admin0

November 16, 2017 – Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutiveand Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged.

The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients.

The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales and marketing functions.

“This collaboration makes sense for our clients as it will immediately add resources and experience to search projects, due to our extensive collective networks in orthopedics and spine,” said Mr. Woods. “This will mean more efficient candidate identification and placement, with obvious benefits for our clients.”

“Founded in 1999 (Crowther Ballantyne Associates) and 2009 (Orthoexecutive), this merger gives our existing clients the continuity that they need in recruitment projects, with the benefit of greater access to highly experienced search professionals, all of whom have a background in the medical device industry,” he said.

Mr. Crowther said that Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne share a similar business ethos and stand out from the competition because of this. “This is a logical step in providing our clients with even better service than they have come to expect,” he said.

Crowther Ballantyne’s focus is specific: It works within the medical device industry within the following sectors: orthopedics, spinal, cardiology, endoscopy, sports medicine, radiology, capital equipment, anesthesia & respiratory, pain management, surgical implants & prosthesis, and specialist products.

Mr. Crowther has extensive experience in the medical device market, including working for the National Health Service as senior purchasing manager, selling critical care products and 13 years in multi-national recruitment.

Orthoexecutive provides a bespoke, retained search service to SME partners, operating on an international basis for clients in the orthopedic and spine industry. The firm serves clients throughout the EMEA and Asia-Pacific

Mr. Woods has worked in the orthopedic industry since 2005. He has completed assignments throughout the U.K., Europe and Asia-Pacific. His breadth of experience includes retained and exclusive search assignments in general management and director level positions across U.K., EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Australasia.