In 1971, Josh Emanuel received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Arya-Merh University of Technology, in Teheran, Iran.
From 1972-1979, Josh Emanuel held a variety of executive positions in the international energy business, beginning with the Kharg Island oil exporting facility and later as a head of steel melting facility of national Iranian steel industries in Iran where he directed and oversaw the operations and maintenance of the entire complex. Shortly thereafter, he moved to the United States and in 1979 became the Manager of the British Oxygen Specialty Refinery in Port Lavaca, Texas.
Few years later, Josh embraced his entrepreneurial instincts and began an instant photo finishing business, which quickly became a huge success. By 1990, Josh had launched numerous film processing licensees throughout the state of New Jersey. During this time, Josh became involved in the prepaid calling cards business in its infancy stages, which he eventually pursued full time.
From 1997-2006, Josh held multiple positions at Datawave Inc. culminating in the roles of both Chairman and CEO. During his tenure, Josh established Datawave as a premier provider of prepaid communication products in the competitive US and Canadian markets. Under the guise of his leadership, Datawave saw an increase in sales of $350MM in less than 9 years, paving the way for the acquisition of Datawave by Incomm Holdings, a leading technology provider and distributor of prepaid products, for cash consideration of approximately $36 million. In 2006, Josh became the President of the InComm subsidiary.
In 2006, Josh embraced his entrepreneurial instincts once again and founded SA Medical, where he holds the title of CEO.