My career in the medical devices industry has allowed me to pursue two of my passions; first, to play an important role in helping people from all over the world who are less fortunate than me, and second, to travel the world and learn how people from other cultures live. As the founder and CEO of Matrix Surgical USA, a medical device company, I play a critical part in the solution for people suffering from congenital or acquired severe orbital-facial deformities. For the past fifteen years, in conjunction with luminary surgeons from the USA and Europe, I have traveled to over 75 countries on 6 continents to help bring cutting edge technology to developed and emerging markets, so that craniofacial surgeons can learn how to use state-of-the-art implants that improve patient outcomes and lowers the cost of delivering healthcare to people in need.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE • MEDICAL DEVICES • LIFE SCIENCES • BIOTECHNOLOGY
Dynamic, entrepreneurial, global business executive with 20 year record of achievement and demonstrated success driving multimillion dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership in highly competitive markets in the medical device and consumer electronics industries. A proven record of accomplishment driving growth of company revenue and profits. Tenacious in building new business in a global marketplace, securing customer loyalty and forging strong relationships with external business partners. Top tier MBA. Fluent in Spanish.
BROAD-BASED COMPETENCIES INCLUDE:
Organizational Building Strategic & Tactical Planning
Global Business DevelopmentProfit & Loss Management
International Sales & MarketingOperational Effectiveness
Product Development/Co-BrandingStaff Training / Development
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011
VP, International Marketing & Sales
Through close collaboration with leading surgeons worldwide, Stryker Craniomaxillofacial has gained a well-earned reputation as a market leader for its innovative developments in Craniomaxillofacial and Neurosurgery. In order to maintain this spirit of innovation and leadership, we continuously focus our research and development of biomaterials, fixation systems and radio frequency.
Dec 1998 - Oct 2010
Vice President-International Marketing & Sales
Porex Surgical designs, manufactures, and markets sterile, biocompatible facial implants used for craniofacial reconstruction and augmentation procedures. Products are sold to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, private-practice surgisuites, and 50+ stocking distributors worldwide.
Apr 1992 - Dec 1998
Founder / Managing Director
America Abroad, Inc.
Management consultancy specializing in global business strategy development: international sales channel management, international transporation and logistics, and development of financial risk management solutions.
May 1988 - Apr 1992
International Marketing & Sales Manager
Audiovox is a multibillion-dollar, publicly traded, OEM importer/distributor of branded mobile consumer electronics and accessories.
Bachelor of Arts
Jan 2003 - Feb 2003
CPI was founded in 1991 by Romy Morales and her family in the small town of San Joaquín de Flores. Their mission was to create the best language program in Latin America. Today, with three campuses across Costa Rica, each operating independently with the same high quality service, CPI is working to achieve its mission.
Mar 1998 - Jun 2000
The Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University is consitently ranked in the top ten graduate business schools in the United States by US News & World Report.