Jan-Peter (JP) Heldt leads Spencer Stuart’s Healthcare Practice in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He focuses on the medical technology sector and specializes in senior executive and non-executive director appointments. JP works with a broad range of global clients including Fortune 250 multinational corporations, high growth venture-backed firms and numerous private equity portfolio companies. He is based in the Amsterdam office and brings extensive international experience having lived and worked in the United States, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Germany.

Deep background in medical technology

  • Prior to joining Spencer Stuart Jan-Peter served as president and CEO of Simpirica Spine, a U.S.-based venture-backed medical technology company.
  • He has spent most of his career in a variety of commercial, marketing, general management and European leadership roles with Stryker Corporation, where he served as vice president and general manager of Stryker Orthopedics Europe. His experiences further include commercial and international roles at Baxter International and Johnson & Johnson.
  • He began his career in the pharmaceuticals industry in the sales and marketing division of Eli Lilly and Company.

Jan-Peter holds a master's degree in pharmacology from Utrecht University, as well as an MBA from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Returning to the Netherlands after a career living and working throughout Europe and the United States, he is fluent in Dutch, German and English, with conversational skill in French and Spanish.

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