Interests include reading, writing, hiking, and peakbagging. All of what I do is in Christian context – my faith drives what I do. In addition to the avocation pursuits in free time, there is a large component of what I do that is vocation. See directionalhealthcare.com and the biographical sketch below.
Roy Wallen has served in leadership roles for new product initiatives in companies ranging from pre-revenue start-up to multi-billion, global concerns. With an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and a biomedical focus, as well as graduate studies in biomedical engineering and business, Roy has spent his career managing existing businesses for sustainable profits and bringing new technologies out of the laboratory and into clinical use. In addition to successful launches in the United States, Roy spent approximately 8 years in Europe where he investigated new technologies and launched several new products for a large, global company; established a European presence for a start-up company seeking its initial public offering; and supported, built, and maintained sales and distribution channels. Since repatriating to the United States, Roy has maintained his fluency in German. He has also overseen the successful launch of products in Japan through distribution partners by establishing the import, regulatory safety, and reimbursement elements needed for successful commercialization. Roy has published 13 peer-reviewed papers and 20 abstracts related to healthcare technology and its implementation. He currently leads Directional Healthcare Advisors, LLC (directionalhealthcare.com), an advisory services firm formed to support start-up, medical technology companies in marketing and business management.