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Chris Lyons

Principal, Medical Device CEO/CBO

Chris has 35 years of experience in the Musculoskeletal Industry, almost half of his career has been entrenched in sell and buy-side M&A, fundraising, start-ups, and growing established corporations.  

Beginning in 2018, Chris launched Southern Metrics Consulting (SMC) which has a vision of enriching medical device organizations’ awareness of the expectations of multi-national corporations to advise on how we collectively “exit well.” Chris remains focused on serving several disruptive client technologies in the medical device space, strategic planning, fundraising, due diligence planning, and exit.  Chris has been on a long-term engagement with BiotechExec since early 2023. 

Before focusing on sell-side M&A, Chris worked for Medtronic Spine and Biologics, leading the Business Development operation for the company for 10 years. Chris began his career at Smith & Nephew after graduating from The University of Memphis. Chris served as the past chairman of the board for the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA) and is a present board member of Southeast Life Sciences. 

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