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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.



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.


Organizational Building                                                    Strategic & Tactical Planning

Global Business DevelopmentProfit & Loss Management

International Sales & MarketingOperational Effectiveness

Product Development/Co-BrandingStaff Training / Development


Jeff Williams

“John is one of the most driven, results oriented leaders I have ever had the privilege of working with. He has personally led strategies that have resulted in huge sales increases in our international business over the past 10 years. He spent three years in Germany opening our Munich office, and has traveled the world developing distributors and end-user customers. A first rate co-worker and member of the senior management team in our business!”

Jeff Williams , VP Sales & Marketing , Porex Surgical Inc. worked directly with John at Porex Surgical Inc

Michael Toomey

“John has acquired extensive experience within the international medical device environment while working for Porex Surgical. His ex-pat assignment in Germany afforded him the opportunity to create a sales & distribution office from the ground floor.” May 7, 2008

Michael A. Toomey , International Sales & Marketing Manager , Porex Surgical Inc. reported to John at Porex Surgical Inc

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Oct 2010Nov 2011

VP, International Marketing & Sales

Stryker Craniomaxillofacial

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 1998Oct 2010

Vice President-International Marketing & Sales

Porex Surgical, Inc.

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 1992Dec 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 1988Apr 1992

International Marketing & Sales Manager

Audiovox is a multibillion-dollar, publicly traded, OEM importer/distributor of branded mobile consumer electronics and accessories.


Jan 2003Feb 2003

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas

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.