I'm stephanie, your medtech and robotics brand and marketing expert with more than 20 years of experience and a passion for helping businesses succeed

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how it all

Tribe Agency has been in me my entire life!

Ever since I was a young adult, I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to launch my own company, in the pursuit of my passions. I always knew one day I would, and that day is now!  

Let’s start at the beginning… After graduating college from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, I had the good fortune of landing my first job in medical sales and never turned back.

During my 25+ years in the medical device space, I have worked for some of the best companies in the industry, including Johnson & Johnson, Fuji Films Sonosite (formerly Cardio Dynamics) and Intuitive Surgical. During my time at these companies, I worked with incredible mentors, surgeons and hospital executives who have shaped me into the person I am today. They were essentially my own professional “tribe” who helped me go from a young, eager (albeit green!) medical sales rep to a 20-year industry veteran in Executive Sales Leadership and Marketing.  

During my 12 years at Intuitive (the makers of the da Vinci Robot), I got to experience what many never do, “lightening in a bottle”. It was that experience that shaped my skill set in building Key Opinion Leaders, Launching Disruptive technologies to market, Branding and Marketing Robotic Surgeons / Pulmonologists and leading several high-performance teams to success. It was truly one of the most incredible experiences in my career. I learned so much about business, leadership and networking and I will be forever grateful to Intuitive. 

In addition, I have an incredible tribe in my personal life. I have been blessed with great life mentors, a beautiful family (mom to three boys) and an incredibly, loving husband. A life philosophy of mine is surround yourself with incredible people, that are better than you, build you up and support you, aka I built a “Tribe”.  

  1. Launch my own company
  2. Attend HBS.edu Online
  3. Launch Leadership Podcast
  4. Write a Book or Course

2023 Bucket List

Have a bucket list that you update and commit to annually. Let me show you a snip of my 2022-23 Bucket List...

Always have a Bucket List

A philosophy that has evolved for me over the years.

Pursue Excellence, not Perfection!

I've always been passionate about my work and determined to stay at the top of my game. But as a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful boys, my life's greatest achievement is my family. As a family, we love being active and hanging out at the beach in our hometown of Newport Beach, CA.

Work Hard, Play Hard

I believe in finding strong mentors, friends and family in every season of your life. You know, the ones that make you better, that you learn from and encourage you to follow your dreams!

Find your tribe in everything you do

My Life Philosophies:

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senior brand designer

Tom Minchin

social media manager

Naomi Murray

senior consultant

Alexis McArdle

founder & principal partner

Stephanie Pliha


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