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Brady R. Shirley

President and CEO, DJO Global

In 2014, Brady Shirley took a position as president of DJO Global’s surgical business, and two years later was named the company’s president & CEO. DJO Global has built its business on manufacturing orthopedic devices, bringing in over $1 billion in revenue per year. In August, the company stated its transformation plan is on track to achieve a 7 to 10 percent annual cost reduction by the end of 2018. Before DJO, Shirley worked as CEO and director of Texas-based Innovative Medical Device Solutions, a contract manufacturer of orthopedic implants and instruments.

ALMA MATER: University of Texas, Austin