Chief Strategy Officer, Global MedTech Practice
Angela Gillespie is the Chief Strategy Officer of W2O Group’s Global MedTech Practice, a cornerstone of the firm’s healthcare discipline. Angela started the agency’s MedTech Practice in 2007 and then, after a 5-year hiatus, rejoined the firm in early 2016 where she worked in-house as a marketing executive to lead both large-cap and early-stage innovative medical device companies. In her role at W2O Group, Angela partners with the agency's teams and its MedTech clients to develop business strategies and solutions that uniquely define clients' point-of-difference and market value proposition, which are used to accelerate market adoption and growth.
With 20 years of experience in this market, Angela’s work has spanned the communications spectrum to include focused expertise in creative brand strategy, market development, direct-to-consumer engagement, product lifecycle management, and developing new and disruptive digital tools that drive measurable results. Angela's profound skills can be seen across acute and chronic disease categories where she developed winning business solutions that drive market growth. Her core category experience includes Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Peripheral and Venous Vascular, Oncology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Surgery, Orthopedics, and Respiratory care.
Prior to rejoining the W2O family, Angela served as the Vice President of Marketing for NeuWave Medical (acquired by J&J) and the Senior Market Development Leader for Covidien’s Peripheral and Venous Vascular Business divisions (acquired by Medtronic). Angela has also held leadership positions at Boston Scientific, FischerHealth, and Porter Novelli in addition to running her own MedTech consultancy.
Active in the MedTech market, Angela is a regular contributor to the industry's dialogue, serving as a mentor to those seeking careers in this space. Angela is a past-President of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association in San Francisco but currently sits on the national organizing committee of MedTech Women. In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending lazy days in her vineyard in Argentina, using her Le Cordon Bleu master patisserie chef experience to make delectable desserts, and spending time with her husband and her two boys in their new home state of Minnesota.
Angela completed her Master’s degree in communication management with an emphasis in strategic marketing with the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in speech communication and public relations from the University of Alabama. As a prolific public speaker, Angela also holds an individual collegiate National-Championship title for public speaking and debate.