Jim Shumate, COO
Jim is a medical device start-up marketing and sales expert.
His broad experience in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment is unique and highly valuable to Telemedical Partners. He is a certified business coach and business consultant.
He started his career in pharmaceutical sales, progressed through the ranks in product management, sales management, and vice president of sales and marketing. His experience with sales forces covers both direct and independent reps.
He managed the introduction and growth of the first ultraviolet absorbing Intraocular lens (The ORC IOL) to market building a $35M company in just over 4 years. Later he was a key player of an IOL company that raised capital via an IPO.
A serial start-up and turn around executive, he was one of the first Action International (Action Coach) certified business coach and consultants.
Jim graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Communications. He lettered in Cross Country and Track and Field. He lives in Clearwater Florida with his wife Anne. Their two adult sons live in the Tampa Bay area. Jim devoted over 25 years to coaching and refereeing youth soccer.