Mentor Team

Expert guidance gives your business the tools to expand.

Jon Olsen

Business Mentor

Jon is a global executive leader with extensive experience leading the commercialization of medical technologies that improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery.

His deep understanding of the medical technology industry and expert knowledge of healthcare systems enables Jon to provide expert insight on how to successfully take medical innovations from conception to commercialization.

  • General Management: supply chain, finance, human resources, customer care, governance, quality
  • Talent Management: development, coaching, and mentoring
  • Marketing: market analysis, strategy, plan design, and execution
  • Sales: methodology, plan design, management, and execution
  • Distribution: channel strategies, negotiation, and management
  • Distribution: channel strategies, negotiation, and management
  • Reimbursement

Professional History

Smith & nephew - managing Director, Canada

2017 - 2019

Led the strategic direction of the Canadian organization across Advanced Wound Management, Orthopedics, Trauma, and Sports Medicine. Full P&L accountability and oversight on all functional operations of the business in Canada. Extensive organizational transformation to align commercial marketing and sales teams within rapidly changing markets.


1997 - 2017

Various leadership roles of increasing accountability and complexity in Canada and Europe. Extensive experience leading numerous business portfolios in the areas of cardiology, cardiac surgery, orthopedics, patient monitoring, and image guided surgery. Skilled at working within matrixed organizations and highly regulated industries.


1991 - 1997

Medical Supply sales and product marketing.


2013 – Leading with a Global Mindset, Thunderbird School of Management. 

1991 – Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba – Master of Business Administration 

1988 – University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Science (Hons), Molecular Genetics

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