Judi O’Malley, Grit Alumni Female Co-Founder and CEO of Spiorad
Please tell us a little about yourself and your role as CEO and Co-Founder Spiorad Medical?
Judi’s commitment and passion for patient care began over 15 years ago as a Clinical Vascular Physiologist with the HSE.
She then completed a diploma IP Law with the law society and gained work experience with an IP firm.
Furthering her clinical commercial acumen by completing a MSc with Smurfit and moved to industry as a clinical support specialist within the cardiovascular space, developing her managerial responsibility and commercial acumen in sales and marketing roles with large multinationals such as Medtronic, Abbott and J&J before taking the leap to form Spiorad developing a vascular closure device with Dr Samer Arnous – Consultant Cardiologist HSE.
What inspired you to setup the company?
I saw a simpler and safer way of achieving closure of an artery over what was currently available.
What problem are you solving?
Simplifying the closure of femoral artery access.
We are delighted to have you join the summit as part of the Grit alumni, can you please share with us your testimonial, experience and value received from participating in the program?
Excellent experience, modules were very useful and informative from VC stages to developing pitch deck and cap table. Also good to meet and network with industry experts in your area and fellow entrepreneurs.