Joe Spell, CEO and founder of Tides Medical, has had extensive experience developing several successful businesses in the advanced medical product space. Throughout Spell’s almost 20 years of varied industry participation, he has specialized in spinal implant technologies, orthopedic implants, and hospital sterilization. This background led him to recognize an unmet need in the field of wound care.

Leveraging his understanding of product development, distribution, sales, and customer service, Spell established Tides Medical to deliver high-quality, safe, and effective skin substitute products coupled with a mission to deliver exceptional customer experiences. With its start as a private label birth tissue distributor, Tides’ business has grown to encompass the entire product and service cycle while maintaining its unwavering dedication to creating patient access. As a result of Spell’s visionary leadership, Tides has become a trusted partner for clinicians who depend on personalized solutions from expert sales, reimbursement, and customer service teams.

Spell is an active supporter of many organizations in his community, including the Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, the American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement, and LSU’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, among others. Through the Tides Medical Foundation and the Spell Family Foundation, Spell and his wife Annie have invested in local non-profits whose missions meet their philanthropic focus areas of education, medical research and community development.

Spell holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is an alumni of the Harvard Business School.

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