Bob Phelps is a business growth and transformation expert with experience in medical device, life science, and high tech businesses. In his role as co-founder and COO of ASPI, Bob is responsible for guiding the team to achieve the company’s growth plan, treasury and finance, HR, IT, and quality and risk management while engaging our team members to embrace the company’s culture and values.
Bob has a unique background, having led sales, marketing, finance, business development and collaboratively managed investor relations and operations. He is an expert with commercial operations and scaling companies.
In his 20 years with Johnson & Johnson, Bob led both the finance and sales functions for the orthopedic business, where revenues tripled to $300M during that time. He built the revenue platforms for two start-ups - BioSphere Medical (embolic device) to $50MM+ revenue and ConforMIS (patient specific knee) to $40MM revenue. He has led the Commercial teams for robotic surgery and complex software engineering firms.
Bob has launched new medical device and biologic technologies, controlled complex supply chains, sub-contract manufacturing and operations, as well as collaborating to solve complex problems with research and engineering teams. Bob has rich experience in managing organizations’ performances to the operating plan, and the P&L, cash flows and balance sheet.