Stuart M. Essig, PhD

Chairman of the Board

Independent Director since July 2017
Finance Committee
Nominating and Governance Committee


Dr. Essig has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation since January 2012, and he first joined Integra’s Board of Directors in December 1997. In addition, Dr. Essig was Integra’s Chief Executive Officer from December 1997 until June 2012 and President from December 1997 until November 2010. Since 2012, he has also served as Managing Director of Prettybrook Partners LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry. He is also a founding investor member of Tigerlabs, a Princeton-based accelerator, an Executive in Residence at Cardinal Partners and a Venture Partner at Wellington Partners Advisory AG, both venture capital firms, and a Senior Advisor to TowerBrook Capital Partners and Water Street Healthcare Partners. Before joining Integra, Dr. Essig was a managing director in mergers and acquisitions for Goldman, Sachs and Co., specializing in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Dr. Essig has served as a member of the boards of directors of SeaSpine Holdings Corporation since June 2015 (serving as its Lead Director since July 2015) and Owens & Minor, Inc. since October 2013, and he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Breg, Inc., a private company offering nonsurgical orthopedic care products and solutions, since 2012. Dr. Essig was a member of the boards of directors of St. Jude Medical, Inc. from 1999 until 2017, Vital Signs, Inc. from 1998 to 2002 and Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Essig has also served on the executive committee, nominating and governance committee and as treasurer of ADVAMED, the Advanced Medical Technology Association. Dr. Essig holds an undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Ph.D. in financial economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.