Carlos Ayala, a seasoned international business development professional, was born in Panama City, Panama and received a BS in Systems Engineering from Wright State University, Dayton Ohio in 1981.
With a passion for technology that makes an impact in healthcare, the ability to tap into an extensive network of influential, professional contacts in the US and in Latin America plus 20+ years of experienced in management and business development, with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Over the years, Carlos has been instrumental in developing the largest patient referral network in Mexico and Central America, increasing by 3,000% international critical patient transfers to high level of care hospitals in California, Texas and Florida.
In the late 1980s and 90s, Carlos joined Critical Air Medicine as Director of Business Development for Latin America, during which time he positioned the organization as the largest US-based independent air medical transport company servicing Latin America.
Perhaps Carlos’s most innovative service introduction in those years was to coordinate the transfer (by ground) of an Airborne Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to ExpoMedica, the primary international medical trade exhibition for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Learjet, which was parked and displayed at the entrance of the Atlapa Convention Center of Panama City, was the main attraction at this prestigious exhibition.
In the course of his career, Carlos has worked jointly with Medical Centers of Excellence including Sharp Healthcare and UCSD in San Diego, Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio and Baptist Health in Miami.
Offshore Cruise Ship Clinic Inauguration - AirEvac International
Carlos has lived in Panama, Venezuela and Mexico and currently resides in San Diego, California. His diplomatic and cross-cultural experiences allow him to bridge cultural barriers and build strong partnerships.