Michael Barbe, Principal, Medaron Consulting

Michael is principal at Medaron Consulting, and director at Med Market Access. Michael assists early-stage life sciences companies with global expansion initiatives and foreign companies expanding into the US and beyond. Michael has held senior management roles in large blue-chip and early-stage companies, and has established and grown medical device markets globally. 

Prior to that, he was Director - Europe, Middle East, Africa, Canada & Latin America for Misonix, a US company that specializes in the development and commercialization of ultrasonic surgical devices for neurosurgical, spinal, advanced wound care, and general surgery procedures. Prior to that, he was Region Director, General Manager - Latin America for Smith & Nephew where he managed a $80M P&L and 200 direct employees. Michael was also the Region Director - LatAm for Johnson & Johnson, and Director for Spinal & Guided Surgery - LatAm for Medtronic.

Michael has extensive experience across multiple markets and surgical disciplines. His portfolio has included cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery (spine and skull-base), neurovascular surgery, orthopedic surgery, and wound care. Michael is originally from Connecticut, and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Michael has expertise in different areas of the medical device business in Latin America including regulatory, clinical research, financial, legal, compliance, and human resources. Throughout his years of experience, Michael has accumulated a broad network of surgeons, researchers, administrators, trade organizations and in-country specialists that he can quickly leverage to execute cost-effective go-to-market strategies in Latin America.

Michael has a B.A. in business from the University of South Florida and an M.B.A. with a concentration in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Learn more.