Pat O’ConnorChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Read More
As CEO Pat’s responsibilities include working with the management team to set direction for the company, development of the commercialization strategy and engagement with third party business development, sales and marketing executives to execute commercial objectives, contract negotiations, legal, fund raising and investor relations.
Previously, Pat worked in Operations, Vendor Management, Multi Site Program & Functional Management, Product Development and Business Development in medical device companies such as Boston Scientific, Stryker, Sherwood Medical and ABK Biomedical where he was CEO prior to co-founding OrthoXel.
Charles DalyChief Technical Officer and Co-Founder Read More
Charles is responsible for OrthoXel’s Technology development program. He leads the technical team, setting direction for new product development and product portfolio expansion in line with company commercial objectives. He coordinates the on-going clinical use of OrthoXel’s regulatory approved products and engages with surgeons on new technology development opportunities.
Charles has extensive engineering experience in the medical device industry and has worked in R&D, Product and Process development, New Product Introduction and Operations in program and functional management positions for companies such as De Puy, Boston Scientific, Cochlear and ABK Biomedical where he worked as product Development Manager
Hannah DaileyChief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder Read More
Hannah is based in the US as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. As an experienced research engineer with expertise in fracture fixation and musculoskeletal biomechanics, Hannah co-founded OrthoXel and has been a key member of the development team for the tibial nail since its inception.
Hannah’s previous research activities have been in the areas of fracture fixation, musculoskeletal biomechanics, microfluidics, respiratory mechanics, cell and tissue mechanics, and computational modelling
James HartyChief Medical Officer and Co-Founder Read More
Professor James Harty, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, began his involvement with the team having seen first hand the current challenges in tibial nailing. His contributions have included co-authoring the body of peer-reviewed literature on the background technology and carrying out the cadaver and preclinical surgical procedures.
James has been a practicing orthopaedic surgeon for over 17 years and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. James currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at Cork University Hospital and on the faculty of the Department of Surgery in University College Cork. James has also served on the board of the Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS).
Alanna CartySenior Manager, Marketing & Commercialization Read More
Alanna’s primary focus is to communicate the company values and key features and benefits of OrthoXel devices to the end users. Alanna is responsible both for developing and implementing the OrthoXel marketing strategy in order to achieve commercial business goals. This includes writing and creating content, managing the website and digital marketing activity including sponsored content, PPC and online advertising. In addition Alanna works on the commercialization of our devices, generating leads and managing contract negotiation, pricing strategies and customer as well as vendor engagement and adding new hospital locations to our clinical study.
Alanna has extensive director level experience working across the US and EMEA in media at Discovery Networks as well as in pharmaceuticals and medical devices, among others at Norbrook Laboratories and Cook Medical and has also held senior Commercial EMEA roles in cell biology and nutritional supplements managing 12-16 distributors including contract negotiation, remote distributor team management and contract renewals.
Mark MoynihanQuality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs Manager Read More
Mark is the company’s Quality Management Representative and ensures that the Quality Management System is established, implemented and maintained in accordance with ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820 and any other global QMS requirements that may be required. He is also responsible for planning and executing global regulatory strategies necessary to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for new and modified OrthoXel products.
A Microbiologist (BSc. Hons.) by training with an MSc in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology and training in Quality Assurance, Six Sigma and Project Management, Mark previously worked as a Quality & Regulatory Affairs Manager in another medical device start up where he was responsible for implementing, gaining accreditation for and managing an ISO 13485 and 21 CFR Part 820 compliant quality management system. He was also responsible for the compilation of regulatory submissions and leading interactions with regulatory bodies to ensure products and the QMS obtained and maintained approvals
Ger KielyConcept Development Engineer Read More
Ger’s role within the company encompasses storyboarding initial ideas, prototyping concepts, testing and detailed design for manufacture for new implants and instruments. Liaising with the different projects and team members, he takes research gathered about the entire user/surgeon experience and applies it to design and develop devices to help create a seamless user-friendly experience for the final product.
Ger joined the team in 2016, a graduate from Product Design and Technology in University Limerick (UL) and Medical Device Science in National University Ireland Galway (NUIG), he has 8 years’ experience in the medical device and agricultural technology industries. In this time, he has held product development roles for both start-up and multinational companies
Richie GoughNew Product Innovation Manager Read More
Richie’s role crosses the divide from surgeon needs to engineering design. He is responsible for conversing with key opinion leaders, conducting industry research that leads to planning and interpreting those findings into appropriately scoped projects from the development phases to regulatory submission.
Richie has 10 years of medical device experience in leading vascular and orthopaedic multinationals and has also worked in the automotive and aerospace sectors. He also recently graduated from a part time Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).
Micheál KeaneProduct Development and Supply Chain Engineer Read More
Micheal project manages key aspects of the Apex femoral nail project liaising with surgeons, product designers and manufacturing supply chain to ensure alignment and seamless delivery of project activities.
Micheál graduated from the University of Limerick in 2009 with a B.Eng in Biomedical Engineering and has previously worked in start-up and multinational companies. His experience includes process development, research, design, manufacturing, concept development, prototyping, CNC programming, microfluidics, orthopaedic implants and surgical tools development.
Amy O’MahonyDocument Control Specialist Read More
As Document Control Specialist, Amy supports all functions within OrthoXel in the preparation, up-dating and approval of documentation and records required for the Quality Management System both internally and for external vendors.
Amy also assists in the compliance of other Quality System aspects such as training, calibration, preventative maintenance, CAPA and NCP.
Prior to joining OrthoXel, Amy worked as a Quality System Specialist and Document Controller within Tecomet where she played a significant part in maintaining the Document Control system and ensuring that planned target dates for close out of issues were met.
Sean O’CallaghanDesign Engineer Read More
Sean’s responsibilities include product design from initial concept development to completion of detailed design specifications, spanning activities such as analysis of existing instruments or implants and development of new custom components to improve their surgical efficiency and overall performance for the end user.
Sean studied mechanical engineering in Cork Institute of Technology. and previously worked as a CAD technician drafting models and creating tutorials.
Brian McGrathDesign Engineer Read More
Brian joins us as a design engineer having recently completed a bachelor’s degree of Science in Product Design & Technology from the University of Limerick where he is due to graduate with first class honours. He has a flare for detail and provides input into detailed engineering drawings and specifications along with initials concepts and design improvements.
Brian has previous experience in the medical device industry having worked at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and Stryker during his four years in university.