Steve Eames has worked in the medical technology sector for over 23 years, in addition to other commercial sectors. He has a strong foundation in the medical field, holding a BSc Hons in the biomedical science of Physiology. He is also a CIPD qualified trainer, and has qualifications and experience in clinical practice, commercial and management/leadership.
Tenures include sales & specialist business development, commercial, marketing, strategy, leadership, product and business launches with large market-leading organisations - Smith & Nephew, Karl Storz and Getinge. He has also worked on startup companies, successfully launching solutions to UK healthcare - both in a consulting capacity and employed Director level capacity.
Steve can work with you in a bespoke way, based on the needs of your business or project. We suggest an initial telephone discussion in order to scope out the needs of your organisation.
Clinical areas in which he has worked directly include endoscopic surgery, orthopaedics, infection control, robotics and other solutions for improved patient care, in both acute and non-acute settings. He has extensive experience working with clinical stakeholders and industry partners on both short- and long- sales cycle solutions. His experience also includes tailoring commercial models to the changing UK healthcare landscape, in addition to business turnaround and change management.
Steve holds a passion for improving healthcare through innovation. He partners with organisations who share this ethos, driven by a desire to put the right solutions in the hands of healthcare providers. He has a vast professional network to draw upon, which includes healthcare publishers, UK medical technology distributors, regulatory specialists and commercial/ finance specialists.
All of this means a high end, bespoke commercialization offering to health tech organisations wishing to better access UK healthcare.
Outside of his professional life, he is a devoted father of two girls. He enjoys watersports, time at the gym, a healthy social life and everything outdoors. He would rather be under canvas than in a hotel room! And rather hold meetings walking the hills than huddled around a desk! Nevertheless, he is adaptable to any given situation or culture. He has been described as an urbane gentleman, and always conducts himself with integrity and resolve.
Fluent in clinical areas, foundation in biomedical science, and many years experience working with hospitals and clinicians. In-depth knowledge of the changing healthcare landscape.
Clinicians, non-clinical stakeholders, industry partners, publishers, clinical training facilities.
Experience in both startup /SME's and successful business unit launch in larger /blue chip organisations.
Vast experience in sales leadership & mentoring in health-tech. Business unit management and marketing leadership.
Strategic thinker, out-of-the-box solutions to commercial challenges. Renowned for creativity and adept at articulating vision and concepts.
Robust record of business growth in both direct sales and business unit leadership roles. Consistent overachiever.
" I have known Steve since 2003: reporting directly into me for 11 years. Since then Steve has continued to support the businesses I have represented. At Karl Storz he was a key part of the senior leadership team instrumental in delivering record growth. I regard him as a good friend and highly valuable colleague with whom I consult / bounce ideas and opinions. He has a unique blend of strategic thinking and creativity - this has benefited he and I over the years in business growth and marketing projects. He also has a natural way with people, developing deep trust & loyalty, by virtue of his integrity. Additionally, he is business results focused and highly adept at commercializing concepts or products. He is an asset to any business, and I would not hesitate in recommending him for prospective roles & projects. "
“ I worked with Steve at Getinge where he led IC sales & marketing. Steve is a highly talented strategic commercial professional, and was able to quickly identify opportunities and devise sales & marketing strategies to capitalise on them. As a sales leader, Steve is a great communicator with bundles of empathy and emotional intelligence. At Getinge this enabled Steve to quickly connect with his team and get them mobilised on the right activities, implementing his plans with strong follow-up to create immediate results. Always thoughtful, open and challenging in his approach, it was both enjoyable and rewarding to have Steve as a colleague. . “
“ I worked with Steve for 4 years. He is a sincere people person, and a natural in business, who enjoys great relationships with his customers and colleagues. He has a unique mind- both strategic and creative, while always guided by a moral compass. He is an asset to any business, and a good friend to have by your side. “
“ Steve is an extremely creative person who is capable of developing a very clear vision for a business. Coupled with his natural leadership skills, he can motivate teams to an extremely high level which allows for a cohesive effort and shared experience which is unique in modern business. He is skilled at articulating complex concepts and ideas in a way that is simple to understand which makes him a natural coach and mentor. When engaging directly with customers, Steve has a unique, natural style which facilitates deep trust and strong partnership – his professional relationships are numerous and he has cultivated a vast network. Steve is an extremely genuine person with a healthy sense of fun which is hugely valuable in modern business. He is loyal and carries an enthusiasm for his work that infects those around him in a positive way. To work with and for Steve is to be part of something special – I would strongly recommend it. “