Ed Valentine, who founded the ACCOY in 2015, is the inventor of the ACCOY System™. His experience includes development, launch and commercialization of diagnostics, instrument systems, devices, pharmaceuticals, and software. He has been responsible for the successful development and worldwide launch of more than 24 products, all which became market leaders. Prior to ACCOY, he was Chairman and CEO of MMC International, a global healthcare advisory firm. He held various market research, marketing, business development, and P&L positions at Chesebrough-Pond's, Stauffer Chemical, Abbott Laboratories, and J.I. Case. He is an inventor with 17 issued, published, or pending software and product patents and is an award winning author of a number of books dealing with healthcare and the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Ed was commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers and was a highly decorated Green Beret honorably discharged as a Captain. He received his Masters of Business Administration in International Business from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and his Bachelors Degree in General Studies (Business) from the University of Nebraska.