Nick A. Deeter
Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO
Nick Deeter brings more than 30 years of business leadership and healthcare industry experience to the formation of WishBone Medical, Inc. As Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of WishBone Medical, Mr. Deeter will bring his entrepreneurial skills, technology transfer expertise and commercialization efforts to help children around the World with orthopedic disorders. Mr. Deeter is the Founder of OrthoPediatrics, Corp., the World leader in pediatric orthopedics. For 8 years, he served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. In these capacities, he leveraged his successful record of developing and commercializing medical innovations, orthopedic devices, and implants for the global healthcare market. He was instrumental in raising over $60,000,000 in Regulation-D capital from family and friends. OrthoPediatrics provides implants specifically designed for children, suffering from trauma, deformity, scoliosis and sports related injuries, in 33 different countries.
WishBone Medical plans a more capital efficient model than OrthoPediatrics to develop and commercialize pediatric orthopedic products to meet the many unmet needs that still exist in the market segment.
Most recently, Mr. Deeter served as the Chairman & CEO of Timberlane Ventures, Inc., an investment company he founded over 25 years ago. During the last couple of years, Mr. Deeter invested in Nextremity Solutions, Inc., a foot & ankle orthopedic implant company in Warsaw, IN and became its Chairman of the Board and CEO. Mr. Deeter has been recognized twice by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce as the “Entrepreneur of the Year.”
Mr. Deeter’s distinguished orthopedic and medical device career began at Zimmer, Inc. and includes more than three decades of executive leadership positions for other well-respected medical organizations. Prior to forming OrthoPediatrics, he spent seven years with DePuy Orthopaedics, a Johnson & Johnson company where he was responsible for health care compliance administration, medical affairs, and Orthogenesis (custom devices). This included managing surgeon relationships, product engineering, production, and marketing of custom implants and limb preservation products. Mr. Deeter also served as Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of ViAtro, Corp., a medical device company specializing in infection control products; Vice President of University Technology Inc. at Case Western Reserve University, managing the technology transfer process of more than $100 million dollars per year of medical research; and President of Medical Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm that initially funded STERIS Corp. Additionally, he managed the orthopedic and respiratory products at Invacare Corporation, the world leader in durable medical equipment.
Mr. Deeter earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Mr. Deeter is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cardinal Services, Inc., striving to be the premier provider of services to people with disabilities. He was also a Member of the Board of Trustees at Howe Military Academy in Howe, Indiana. Mr. Deeter is a Master Mason and a Member of Shriners International, the World’s largest philanthropy, supporting the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Lastly, for fun, Mr. Deeter is a member of the Warsaw Breakfast Optimist Club and an active participant and contributor to the National Rifle Association. He purchased the Old Leesburg Mill, LLC., in Leesburg, Indiana in 2012. This operating feed mill was in Mr. Deeter’s family for three generations. It is currently being converted into a microbrewery and restaurant. He also owns the Café Mod coffee shops located in Warsaw, IN.
Mr. Deeter grew up and lives on the family farm, North of Warsaw, Indiana. He is an avid hunter, woodworker and golfer. Mr. Deeter has 3 sons. His two 18-year-old boys were adopted from Russia as infants. His oldest son is a 2011 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and is stationed in San Diego, CA as an Officer in the U.S. Navy.