Theresa Richards

Senior Director of Spine Education

Theresa has had a highly successful career in the medical device industry; and has worked for major medical device companies such as Medtronic, Sulzer Spine-Tech (acquired by Zimmer, now part of Zimmer Biomet), Surgical Dynamics (acquired by Stryker), ONUX Medical (acquired by BARD) and Aesculap (BBraun).

She has “carried the bag”, and has held various titles and positions along the way, such as Sales Representative, Field Trainer, Territory Manager, Market Development Specialist (managing a region of distributors), Training Manager, National Training Manager, Director of International Education, RSD (Regional Sales Director), National Sales Director and Director of Global Sales along with her 25+ years of “O.R.” experience.

Her award-winning career includes winning several Sales Person of the Year Awards for Medtronic and Surgical Dynamics, as well as being voted to President’s Club for five consecutive years. She also historically exceeded quota by over 200% while at Medtronic. She recently was awarded the coveted “2017 Trainer of Year” award while at the Medical Sales College.

With her Pharmacy and clinical background from Oakland Medical Center, she continued her education with a B.S. in Biology/Chemistry from Ferris State University, an International Business Degree (Cum Laude) from the University of New Hampshire and received a Certified Trainer Certificate from the American Society for Training and Development.

She is a member of the LTEN- Learning, Training & Education Network, and the spbt- Society of Pharmaceutical & Biotech Device Trainers. For the past 15 years, she has focused in sales training for major companies, and in adult education and development.

Theresa is very excited and proud to head the faculty of great trainers at the Medical Sales College as the Senior Director of Spine Education.