Stryker’s MAKO Surgical Acquisition: A Second Look


To appreciate Stryker’s purchase of MAKO Surgical, we need to jump in the time machine and travel back to the turbulent healthcare environment of 2012. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, it wasn’t until two events happened in 2012 that its future impact was cemented: In March, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law’s major provisions and, in November, President Obama was reelected.


About Peter Coffaro 1436 Articles
A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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