Julio G. Martinez-Clark
545 Margaret Ct
Orlando, FL 32801, US
Mobile: (954) 903-7210
Over 20 years of international business experience including nine years leading a medical device CRO that helps Medtech companies design and implement successful clinical trial, regulatory, and market entry/access strategies in Colombia and other countries in Latin America. Startup advisor, board member, and recognized medical device expert whose insights on the Latin American medical device industry have been featured on industry-leading publications such as Med Device Online and Clinical Leader. Creator and host of the LATAM Medtech Leaders podcast: a weekly show that interviews Medtech leaders who have succeeded in conducting first-in-human clinical trials or have commercialized their innovations in Latin America.
Skills and Expertise
|||Medical device contract research organization (CRO)|
|||Medical device development|
|||Medical device first-in-human clinical trials|
|||Clinical trial feasibility, start-up, and management|
|||Clinical trial site contract management|
|||Regulatory affairs (clinical trial EC/IRB and MoH approval, device marketing approval)|
|||Business development, marketing, and sales|
|||Market access strategy|
|||Latin America expert|
|||New startup ventures|
|BIOACCESS, Orlando, FL|
|Co-Founder, CEO, 2010 - Present|
Boutique contract research organization (CRO) and consulting firm that helps developmental and commercial-stage medical device companies conduct trials, access the market and achieve long-term sales growth in Colombia and the rest of Latin America.
|Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Baltimore, MD|
|Medical Technology Consultant, Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative, 2009 - 2010|
The Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative, which took place 2006-2014, was a collaboration between the University of Trinidad and Tobago, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago’s ministries of Health and of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, and several other government ministries and local organizations aimed at improving the health care sector in the island country. Responsibility included providing strategic advice on the selection of technologies and vendor to support the information technology (IT) infrastructure of the initiative and John Hopkins Hospital's Division of Cardiology.
|Art Studio Entertainment Media, Miami, FL|
|Marketing & Sales Director, Latin America, 2008 - 2008|
Art Studio Entertainment Media was a German company that developed the innovative EFI-X™ chip. The chip was the first of its kind that allowed BIOS-based computer motherboards created for the Windows operating system to run Apple Mac OS.
|MM Investments, LLC, Orlando, FL|
|Co-Founder, President, 2003 - 2007|
Value-play real estate investment firm that acquired distressed real stated and improved it for a later profitable disposition.
|Sabatical, Various Locations|
|Writing a book titled La Cebolla de Pandora, 2007 - 2009|
Used time to recharge, develop a personal interest in writing a book in Spanish titled La Cebolla de Pandora; which explores the evolutionary changes in the human species in light of the current astronomical changes in the solar system and the Milky Way galaxy.
|Alcatel-Lucent, Miami, FL|
|Offer Manager, 2001 - 2003|
Now part of Nokia. A company with operations in more than 130 countries that focused on fixed, mobile and converged networking hardware, IP technologies, software, and services.
|Alcatel-Lucent, Westford, MA|
|Network Systems Engineer, 2000 - 2001|
|Western New England University, Springfield, MA|
Final dissertation project was ranked as the top three in the class.
|Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, Bogota, Colombia|
|B.S., Electronics Engineering, 1995|
Volunteering and Other Activities
|ECO Reap SAS, Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Advisory Board Member, 2019 - Present|
Eco Reap provides renewable energy solutions to the agricultural sector in Colombia's Caribbean coast. The company was awarded the prestigious Ecopetrol's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award in 2017 and received funding from the Colombian Government through iNNpulsa —Colombia's seed capital fund for entrepreneurship.
|Med Device Online, Clinical Leader, Horsham, Pennsylvania|
|Contributing Writer, 2018 - Present|
Med Device Online and Clinical Leader provide in-depth editorial content focused on business solutions, industry best practices, and thought leadership across a wide range of topics, including product management, R&D, regulatory, manufacturing/operations, quality, reimbursement, sourcing/supply chain, corporate management, clinical research, and many others.
|Macondo Lab (Universidad Simon Bolivar), Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Business Mentor, Board Member, 2017 - 2017|
Macondo Lab is part of Simon Bolivar University —a leading institution in Colombia's Caribbean Region— and is the leading startup accelerator in Colombia and a top-15 accelerator in Latin America. Macondo Lab is funded by government funds, and the goal of the program is to help innovative startup companies become profitable and attract venture capital investments.
|Opinion y Salud, Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Contributing Writer, 2015 - 2017|
Opinión y Salud is the only publication in Colombia that specializes in healthcare-related topics. Wrote a monthly column where expressed an opinion on clinical research and medical device innovations in Colombia.
|Universidad Simon Bolivar, Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Adjunct Professor, 2010 - 2010|
Leading accredited educational institution in Colombia's Caribbean Coast. Delivered a three-day workshop on the latest practices on value creation, shared value, and social responsibility at students of the Master of Management of Socially Responsible Enterprises.
|Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Greater Orlando, Orlando, FL|
|Member of the Executive Committee, 2004 - 2005|
HBIF helps Hispanic small business owners in Florida. They specialize in bilingual business development to Hispanics. The client’s aim is to start or expand a business. Analyzed and opined on start-up and existing company business plans in need of funding and advice.
|Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE Program, Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Business Mentor, 2003 - 2004|
SCORE is a 501 nonprofit organization that provides free business mentoring services to prospective and established small business owners in the United States. Advised new entrepreneurs and existing business owners in their business plans and funding options.