About GlobalMed

Our Leadership Team

Telemedical Products | Technology in Healthcare

Joel E. Barthelemy, Founder and Managing Director

As the Founder and Managing Director of GlobalMed, Joel is dedicated to improving the quality and access of worldwide healthcare by developing innovative tools and technologies that are transforming the delivery of care. He has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry and more than 10 years specifically in video and data collaboration in healthcare.

In his early career as an entrepreneur, Joel followed his dream to start his first of many technology-driven companies focused in education, semi-conductors, high-tech commodities and consumer electronic products. He founded GlobalMed in 2002 and continues to lead with his deep passion in delivering compliant, innovative mobile health and telemedicine solutions to highly respected medical institutions, including Stanford, Mayo Clinic, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ascension Health, Barrow Neurological Institute and many other US and international health systems.

We invite you to visit Joel's blog, ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy

GlobalMed is recognized as an outstanding innovator, community advocate and a high-growth company, and is honored to be the recipient of the following notable awards in recent years:

2012 – Modern Healthcare Magazine Hottest Healthcare companies, #2

2012 – Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies, #95 overall, #7 in Healthcare

2012 – ASU W.P. Carey School of Business, Spirit of Enterprise Emerging Entrepreneur Award

2012 – Deloitte Technology Fast 500, #58 overall, #2 Medical Devices

2012 – Best Places to Work in Arizona

2011 – Deloitte Technology Fast 500, #122 overall, #8 Medical Devices

2011 – Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies, #300 overall, #22 in Healthcare

 2011 – Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Desert Region

 2011 – City of Scottsdale Sterling Awards, Small Business

 2011 – Arizona ACE Awards, #8 Fastest Growing Company

 2011 – ComputerWorld Magazine, Laureate in Health

 2010 – Arizona Technology Council, Pioneering Innovation Award

Joel is a strong advocate for the Arizona community and is also involved with Healthcare IT industry organizations  and events at the local and national level.  He is a former board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and served as the 2011 Chair of the ATA’s Industry Council. He recently served as a Director of the Visual Communications Industry Group, and frequently speaks during E-Health industry events to broaden awareness about the transformation of healthcare.

Joel attended St. Cloud State University and received an honorable discharge as a non-commissioned officer from the United States Marine Corp in 1987.

Michael D. Harris, Director of Research and Development

Michael has been a designer, developer and marketer of technology products for over 25 years. He was also a founder of several companies including, iREZ Research Corp., a mobile video product design company, and Harris Laboratories, Inc., which focused on the design and distribution of memory and processor accelerators. Michael has held key senior leadership positions with VideoLabs, Inc., as the Director of Digital Technologies and Director of Marketing.

Michael completed the Electronic Engineering  program at North Central Technical Institute, and went on to study Music and Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin and Computer Sciences at the University of Minnesota. He completed post-graduate work while attending Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende in Belgium, in Industrial Engineering Sciences.

Brad Schmidt, Director of Business Development for Strategic Accounts

Brad was the Director of Finance during the initial launch of GlobalMed in 2002. For seven years he served as the Western Regional Sales Vice President for ZipRealty, a top 5 technology-based national real estate public company. Brad has also held senior financial and operational positions in the real estate, manufacturing and internet/high tech industries from start-ups to large entities, and brings strong experience working across B2B customer and OEM partner channels.

As a CPA, Brad spent his early professional career as audit consultant with Arthur Andersen in their Los Angeles and Phoenix offices, where he gained solid public accounting and financing experience in healthcare, real estate, and distribution-based enterprises. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. 

Manoel Coelho, Director of Global Business Development

As GlobalMed’s Director of Global Sales, Manoel brings 12 years in the telemedicine industry with extensive international business experience in more than 30 countries.

Prior to Manoel’s time with GlobalMed he served as Director of Commercial Maritime Sales at MedAire, Inc., an International SOS Company.  Along with his sales leadership skills, Manoel's diplomatic and cross-cultural experience allows him to bridge cultural barriers and build strong international partnerships.

Manoel earned his MBA with honors from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, after completing his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Christopher L. Turner, Director of Finance

Chris is responsible for the overall management of GlobalMed’s financial operations as well as conducting resource planning for the company’s future needs. He originally joined GlobalMed as the Manager of Finance in 2010 and was promoted to Director of Finance in 2011.

As a CPA, Chris has extensive accounting and finance experience for both public and private companies in the high tech, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum industries. He spent many years in the real estate industry in a variety of operations and finance roles, ultimately serving as the CFO and Director of Operations of a privately held home building and land development/investment firm.

His breadth of experience includes raising funds, developing investor and banking relationships, and administering finance and accounting functions at the corporate level. Chris has brought that focus to GlobalMed and is passionate about assisting the Company in achieving its mission to transform the delivery of healthcare by achieving operational excellence across the organization.

Chris graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a member of the AICPA and ASCPA.

Neal Schoenbach, Director of North American Business Development

Neal leads GlobalMed’s North American team of sales professionals, and has been instrumental providing solutions to GlobalMed’s customers that have led to greater access to care with better patient outcomes, while lowering costs. Neal began his career at GlobalMed in 2009 as the Telemedicine Design Manager where he led several successful national telemedicine deployments. He was promoted to the  Southwest Regional Sales Manager role and, eventually in a senior leadership position.

Neal attended both Pepperdine University and the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor’s Degrees in Science, Biology and Chemistry, which led to his passion into the healthcare industry.  Early in his career, Neal gained valuable experience while working in the pharmaceutical, real estate and banking industries. 

Detelina Trendafilova, Director of International Business Development

Detelina joined GlobalMed in 2011 primarily focused in GlobalMed’s worldwide business development and global expansion. She has made significant contributions to GlobalMed’s international business efforts that have resulted in deployments of GlobalMed’s telemedicine solutions.

Detelina brings more than a decade of telemedicine expertise and remote E-Health and medical assistance service delivery from MedAire, an International SOS Company. She was responsible for Maritime vertical product development and service line operations, sales and project implementation, customer care and relationship management. 

Throughout her career, which spans over 20 years and 70 countries, Detelina led multiple organizational-change initiatives and special projects focused on strategy support, goal alignment and phase-gated product portfolio development and execution.

Detelina earned a Master of Science from Sofia University in Bulgaria, where she majored in Social Studies and minored in German, and a Master of Business Administration in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.

Ashley Droege, Director of Product Management

Ashley Droege joined GlobalMed in 2012 as Senior Product Manager. With over 11 years of experience in portfolio, project and product management, Ashley excels at building teams, process, and standards to ensure delivery of excellence and value in the products GlobalMed brings to market. Working with customers, thought leaders and internal groups, Ashley and her team facilitate communication of product ideas and feedback, managing product direction from concept to product sunset.

Ashley attended the University of Arizona, where she spent much time studying abroad in Spain and Mexico, earning a dual major Bachelors Degree in Spanish Linguistics and Business.