RAYMOND J. TALARICO, PRESIDENT
Mr. Talarico is a talented visionary in business conception and corporate design and has incubated numerous projects from a one sentence business concept, to revenue producing operations and ultimately to an exchange listing creating a publically traded corporate currency.
Prior to joining American Pacific Rim Commerce Group, Mr. Talarico was founder, CEO and Chairman of MEDirect Latino Inc., at his departure MEDirect was the largest distributor of diagnostic testing supplies to the Hispanic Medicare eligible market. Mr. Talarico developed the original business concept of serving a niche market (Spanish Medicare eligible diabetics) audience by marketing to them in their native language (Spanish). Developing this niche required Mr. Talarico to build MEDirect in a foreign language to service the eligible clients. Overcoming the language barrier was key to the development of the company, as was the marketing strategy to reach the customer. Mr. Talarico developed a proprietary algorithm to amalgamate information from the Departments of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid which developed geographical targets for media efforts. The executive team he assembled was fully bi-lingual and was responsible for Procedures and Protocols for billing the U.S. Government earning the gold seal of approval, accreditation from The Joint Commission, National Quality Approval Rating. In addition, Mr. Talarico was responsible for oversight and management of operational, budgetary and corporate matters, development of strategic planning and ensuring sales goals were met, interfacing with COO, CFO and department heads to establish cohesive direction. Mr. Talarico was instrumental in the development, planning and logistics for the manufacturing of the Company’s proprietary line of diabetes testing supplies, manufactured for the Company in China. Mr. Talarico met with and completed the process which earned the company’s products FDA approval for distribution in the United States and approval for reimbursement for the products by Medicare and Medicaid. To increase corporate profitability Mr. Talarico out-sourced certain non-core competencies to independent contractors and manufactures while implementing an Acquisitions and Merger Strategy to increase growth through roll–ups and strategic relationships As Chairman of Board, Mr. Talarico further implemented strategic leadership and focus on appropriate and realistic visions while monitoring the achievement of corporate goals.
Prior or MEDirect Latino, Mr. Talarico was Chairman of Sci-Fi MegaPlex, Inc. completing his tenure in September 2000. The Company following the plan of Planet Hollywood planned developed and rolled-out niche retail stores and restaurants around the theme of Science Fact, Fiction and Fantasy. The Company had 42 retail location planned throughout the United States and had opened 7 retail stores prior to Mr. Talarico completing his tenure.