OEI Executive Team



Robert F. Buckman, Jr., M.D. is an internationally- known surgeon and inventor of medical technology. Formerly a full professor of surgery in the Temple University School of Medicine, he served for 15 years as the director of the busiest trauma center in the city of Philadelphia. During this period, he won numerous awards for clinical excellence and surgical teaching. He is the author or co-author of approximately 100 surgical publications and 15 United States patents.

Dr. Buckman has been an examiner for the American Board of Surgery. He served for more than a decade in the medical corps of the United States Army Reserve achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He saw overseas duty with the 300th Field Hospital in Saudi Arabia, during operation Desert Storm.

Dr. Buckman is a 1972 graduate of the Duke Medical School, and received his surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers and the University of Maryland Shock /Trauma Unit. He spent three years as a researcher in the division of Surgery at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.


Chairman and CEO

Mr. Oberndorf brings more than 18 years of experience in medical technology leadership. He founded Medical Education Technologies Inc. (METI), the first company to deliver high-fidelity patient simulation to healthcare education, now present in more than 2000 institutions worldwide. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Loral Corporation. In 2011, he endowed the Lou Oberndorf Lecture on Innovation in Healthcare Simulation at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) and 2015, he received the Pioneer in Healthcare Simulation award from the Society for Healthcare Simulation (SSH).


Senior Vice President Operations/CFO

Justin brings over 15 years of experience in accounting, finance, and investor relations. Has was most recently Director of M&A Operations Integration at Relias Learning, a leading SAAS provider in eLearning, Justin was also Chief Financial Officer for Redilearning, an eLearning and training solution for senior living care providers.


VP Global Sales and Business Development

Paul Bernal holds the position as Operative Experience Inc. as Director of Global Business Development for the Government, Military, and Latin America Sales.  Paul oversees all coordination, functional management of military global sales and Latin America Business for Operative Experience.  Key functions include the development of and execution of sales strategies, key account management, management of Military global sales team, partnerships and alliances. Paul works in collaboration with the global marketing team to identify and develop marketing initiatives and new customer opportunities.

With more than 14 years of medical simulation experience, Paul has been immersed in the healthcare simulation market in the areas of medical education and training, global sales, and global business development.  Prior to OEI, he held positions of Global Military Sales and Business Development for CAE Healthcare. He also held positions at METI as a clinical educator and USAF sales manager. Paul is a U.S Veteran of 20 yrs., he served in combat while assigned to USAF Special Operations Command, and in Education and Training at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine.