About Us

Jarrard & Associates was founded by Jerry W. Jarrard in 1990 based on the premise that increased regulation, rapid technological changes and the increasing rate at which new products are being introduced into the market would create the need for a new breed of consultant -- individuals who were technically knowledgeable but also had wide experience in management and business affairs -- who could provide vital skills not justifiable on a full-time basis and could free key employees to concentrate on the core business of their company.

Mr. Jarrard has over thirty years of diversified results-oriented experience in the electronics industry, ranging from start-ups through Fortune 500 companies, with extensive experience and education in Operations, Research and Development, Manufacturing and Marketing, including over twenty-five years in the medical products industry and over fifteen years as a consultant.

Mr. Jarrard has a number of patents in the areas of radio frequency ablation and tissue welding.

Positions held include: Director of Engineering and Vice President of Engineering for two start-up medical instrument companies; President of a start-up patient monitoring company; Operations Manager for a Division of a Fortune 500 company; and Vice President Engineering & Regulatory Affairs for another medical equipment manufacturer.