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We enable growth for our customers through our end-to-end solutions and growth for our employees through career advancement, training and opportunities.

Orchid Team

Orchid’s executive team is committed to supporting those in the orthopedic industry.

Nate Folkert
Chief Executive Officer

Nate joined Orchid in 2020 with 20 years of medical device experience and a deep understanding of the orthopedic implant end market. Prior to joining Orchid, he served as Vice President & General Manager for ConMed’s Orthopedics business, where he successfully accelerated growth through a customer-centric operating model with strong focus on accountability. Prior to ConMed, he served as President of Zimmer’s Trauma Division, preceded by several other executive roles at Zimmer and Stryker. Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Folkert was a helicopter pilot in the United States Army, having graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Derek Peabody
Chief Financial Officer

Derek joined Orchid in January, 2022.  Prior to joining Orchid, he served as CFO at Dexter Axle Company, a market leader in engineering and manufacturing of trailer axles and parts.  Prior to Dexter Axle Company, he served as a VP in finance for Arconic.  He also held various finance roles at Alcoa, Robert Bosch, Borg Warner and Sloan Construction Company.  Mr. Peabody holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. 

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Angie Rohrer
Chief Human Resources Officer

Angie joined Orchid in 2020 as Chief Human Resource Officer. Prior to joining Orchid, she spent more than 18 years at Stryker, where she held roles of increasing responsibility and influence. She has a wide breath of experience in Human Resources, Operations, Regulatory and Compliance. In her last role she ran Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement for the entire corporation. Angie has a passion for people, driving engagement and developing talent. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Scott Shankle
Chief Quality, Regulatory and EH&S Officer

Scott joined Orchid in 2023 with more than 20 years of experience in quality management, engineering and operations. Prior to joining Orchid, he served as Vice President of Operations at Microport Orthopedics and before that he was in charge of Global Quality at Microport. Scott earned his BS and MS in Engineering Technology from the University of Memphis and completed the Executive Education Program from Vanderbilt University. 

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