Over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry where he has held leadership positions in R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, International Sales, and Business Development. He is experienced in early stage pre-IPO companies such as Alliant Medical Technologies as well as larger high growth companies at Boston Scientific. Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Blue Torch
Over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry where he has held leadership positions in R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, International Sales, and Business Development. He is experienced in early stage pre-IPO companies such as Alliant Medical Technologies as well as larger high growth companies at Boston Scientific. Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Blue Torch Medical Technologies. He has provided technical, marketing, and business consultancy to a wide variety of companies and is a listed inventor on numerous patents. Served as Board Director for profit and charitable 501(c)(3) organizations. He has received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Pre-Med Biology minor Northeastern University, and MBA Babson College.
President & COO @ Fuel aggressive sales and profit growth for Microline Surgical, and Starion Instruments subsidiary in the US, EMEA, APAC, and Latin America. Responsible for Strategy and Execution in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, and R&D. Active in company acquisitions, and technology licensing. Oversight of company headquarters in Beverly, Mass. and offices in The Netherlands, France, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Work closely with and report to the Chairman and Board of Directors. Voting member of Board of Directors. Present company results to parent Company HOYA Corporation CEO and COO in Japan on a quarterly basis. From April 2010 to Present (5 years 9 months) President & COO @ Starion Instruments was acquired by Microline in 2009 and merged into Microline in 2011.
Microline position held concurrently From April 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 6 months) Memeber of Board of Directors for 501(c)(3) @ The Raising A Reader MA mission is to give every child an equal opportunity for achievement by engaging parents from low-income communities in a routine of daily book sharing with their children from birth through age five. The early literacy skills development that Raising A Reader MA promotes is proven to impact school readiness, academic performance and lifetime achievement for children. Raising A Reader directly addresses this need, working with over 8,000 children ages 0 through 5 across the Commonwealth and over 200,000 children nationwide. From April 2009 to May 2011 (2 years 2 months) Sr. Dir. Business Development & Marketing @ Fuel aggressive sales and profit growth through company acquisition, technology licensing, and internal product development for an international laparoscopic instrument company.
Work closely with CEO and Board of Directors to identify new opportunities. Non-voting member of Board. Work with parent Company HOYA acquisition team.
Drive all Research and Development, and Marketing Activities From 2007 to March 2010 (3 years) President & CEO, Board of Directors @ From October 2002 to February 2007 (4 years 5 months) President @ Lead and develop the organization, shape the corporate mission and strategy, and build a strong lean staff.
Design and implement a plan to identify, contract for and train stable, motivated, domestic and international sales distribution channels and establish exceptional customer service and support to customers.
Developed multiple product ideas for new and existing markets, and guided several new products from regulatory approval through commercialization processes. 5 FDA Approvals & 6 Patents.
Establish a strong operations team and support high standards for quality and support the regulatory approval processes.
Work closely with Chairman of the Board of Directors in identifying, qualifying and negotiating strategic alliance agreements, licensing, distribution and financing initiatives.
Complete business plans, including financials, for potential investors and shareholders as needed. From June 2002 to February 2007 (4 years 9 months) Sales & Marketing Consultant @ Expland the network of independent sales and distributors for the CST-2000 line of cystoscope and sheath system. Screen, train, and evaluate new companies and individuals to carry the product line. Vist with and train new and existing customers on use of products. From July 2006 to January 2007 (7 months) Marketing Director @ From 1999 to 2001 (2 years) Marketing & Sales Manager @ From 1997 to 1999 (2 years) Engineer, Engineer Project Manager @ From 1991 to 1997 (6 years) Engineer @ From 1984 to 1991 (7 years)
2001, MBA @ Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business From 1998 to 2001 B.S.M.E, Mechanical Engineering @ Northeastern University From 1984 to 1989 PreMed, Biology Minor @ Northeastern University From 1984 to 1989 Sharad Joshi is skilled in: Medical Devices, Sales Management, Product Development, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Business Development, R&D, Team Building, FDA, Marketing, Management, Leadership, Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy