Keith Valentine
Keith Valentine

President & COO, NuVasive, Inc.

Keith C. Valentine has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of NuVasive Inc., the fourth largest spine implant company in the world, since January 2007. NuVasive is regarded as the world leader in minimally disruptive spinal surgery solutions. The company’s innovative products and pioneering spine surgery techniques have catapulted the startup into an industry leader. Between December 2004 and January 2007, Mr. Valentine served as President, and between January 2002 and December 2004, he served as Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development. With over 20 years of experience in the orthopedic industry, Mr. Valentine served as Vice President of Marketing at ORATEC Interventions, Inc. (a medical device company which was later acquired by Smith & Nephew PLC), and during his eight years with Medtronic Sofamor Danek, he served in various capacities (including Vice President of Marketing for the Rods Division and Group Director for the BMP Biologics program, the Interbody Sales Development effort, and International Sales and Marketing). Mr. Valentine received a B.B.A. in Management and Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University.