"Who reads much and walks much sees much and knows much."
—Miguel de Cervantes
Julio Martinez-Clark’s academic credentials include a bachelor of science in Electronics Engineering, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). His professional experience includes engineering, consulting, and sales & marketing positions at Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent for Latin America and the Caribbean. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese and has extensive experience doing business in the US, Europe, and Latin America.
While at Alcatel-Lucent, he was the technical leader of the implementation of Telefonica’s IP network in Colombia and later established executive level relationships with end-customers, distributors, and regional and global partners such as IBM and Oracle. He had the unique opportunity to re-create Alcatel-Lucent Business Partner program in Latin America from a 1-page agreement to a world class channel program. This provided him with ample experience driving business projects and programs, measuring business performance and trends, and communicating cross-functionally.
Julio also worked as a technology consultant for Johns Hopkins University Hospital assigned to the Trinidad and Tobago Health Sciences Initiative; 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.
In 2003 Mr. Martinez-Clark co-founded a real estate investment firm in Orlando, FL where he acquired, renovated and sold over 60 properties over the course of 4 years; this experience provided him with invaluable investment, legal and financial skills.
In 2003 Julio also mentored startup companies as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's SCORE program. Before that, he was a member of the executive committee at the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Greater Orlando. Here, he analyzed and opined on startup and existing company business plans in need of funding and advise.
In 2010 Mr. Martinez-Clark joined Interventional Concepts, Inc. as its local representative in Colombia and in 2011 he became the company's CEO. Interventional Concepts was a US-based contract research organization (CRO) that offered a wide range of clinical trial services for life science companies looking to conduct trials in Colombia.
Mr. Martinez-Clark is also a digital marketing, social selling, and LinkedIn expert. In addition, he is also a business mentor who helps forward-thinking B2B companies generate leads and increase sales by designing and running integrated, strategic marketing campaigns.
In 2017 he became a mentor at a government-funded program at the Macondo Lab Start-Up Accelerator in Barranquilla, Colombia —the top accelerator in Colombia, and one of the top 15 in Latin America.
This Macondo Lab program is funded by Simon Bolivar University and Colombia's Ministry of Information Technologies & Communications. The program helps innovative technology startups become profitable and attract angel or venture capital investments. Julio's responsibilities include becoming a temporary member of the startups' board of directors and a mentor to the startups' founders. Julio helps these startups formulate and implement plans and strategies related to business development, lead generation, sales, digital marketing, communications, profitability, and financial leverage.
Julio is also the chief business officer (CBO) for Prointell Technology, S.A.; a Panama-based investment group involved in building affordable housing projects across the country.
Julio is now CEO of LATAM Market Access Inc.; a US-based international drug and device development organization that delivers a full spectrum of clinical trial and regulatory consulting services from bench to commercialization.