Jerome Bernardes is one of our most seasoned reps, having graduated in one of the first classes ever offered. He was an accomplished salesman and hiring manager with several years of progressively challenging roles with The Coca-Cola Company prior to coming through the program. Jerome had targeted medical device sales as his career path of choice, but found it extremely challenging to get interview opportunities given the level of competition in the industry. After completing an Orthopaedic Reconstruction Program, Jerome was ready… and so were the hiring managers. He had four interview opportunities within weeks of graduating and on each occasion he was presented with an offer. Jerome elected to accept a position with Zimmer Orthopaedics, where he sold total joint reconstruction products for a year before transitioning into spine sales with Lanx. After another extraordinarily successful year, he chose to open his own distributorship. He now carries products for Arteriocyte, Becon Medical, EarWell, HM Compounding, Integra LifeSciences, Lanx, MiMedx, Molecular AF, Reflow Medical, Spine Wave, Surgilent, and Vascular Designs. He manages a team of 28 employees in 17 states… and business is thriving!