Ray Garcia is the managing director of Buoyant Capital, a global peer advisory think-tank addressing the growth challenges of small to medium sized enterprises. The firm coordinates its team of experts to help its clients improve competitiveness through talent management, global market expansion partnership access, technology asset management, capital investment and restructuring. Buoyant Capital was founded in 2000 in New York City and has helped launch several start-up companies and works as an advisor to company founders, CEO’s, and their investors. Ray has over 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur, as company CTO co-founder, for four venture-backed companies. Since 2015 he is serving as a business expert to EU Commission Horizon 2020 SME innovation instrument where he is evaluating commercialization grant proposals of technology ventures and coaching company executives who have received grant funding.
Healthcare entrepreneur and Founding Fellow in MOEBIO Design Health Barcelona, the first Stanford affiliated interdisciplinary program in Spain creating a disruptive, ecosystem to train future health technology innovators. Business development and management skills in innovation design, healthcare and scientific communications. Connector linking industry (healthcare/pharma/medtech), academia, associations and institutions in business and nonprofit sectors. Operations and change management expert, who served as former Executive Director of AmChamSpain and led non-profit, member based organization to profitability and operational excellence. Prior position as Institutional Relations Director at Thomson Reuters, biomedical communications/STM/data science sector. Native of New York, USA and long-term resident in Iberia having lived in both Spain and Portugal. Thrive in diversity with multi-functional, international teams. Regularly work as consultant, mentor and advisor.