Speakers - Patrick Byrnes

Patrick Byrnes

CEO, Croom Medical

Patrick Byrnes is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the orthopaedic medical device industry. He has held various roles in process engineering and advanced operations at prominent American multinational companies such as Zimmer Biomet and Stryker Orthopaedics before assuming the position of CEO at his father's company, Croom Medical.

Throughout his career, Patrick has showcased remarkable adaptability, successfully scaling businesses, securing debt and equity financing, and establishing long-term strategic partnerships with blue-chip companies. Since taking the helm as CEO of Croom Medical in 2018, Patrick has led the company to achieve a threefold sales growth, maintaining a steep upward trajectory.

Currently, Patrick oversees a team of over 180 skilled professionals dedicated to manufacturing orthopedic implants for the world's leading orthopedic companies.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Munster Technological University (MTU), a Master's in International Business Management from University College Dublin (UCD), and Diplomas in Business Development and International Selling from Queen's University Belfast (QUB) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD). He is also currently pursuing a Doctor of Engineering with the University of Limerick (UL).

A recognized leader in research, development, and innovation, Patrick has received numerous accolades, including Engineers Ireland Student of the Year awards in 2011 and 2013, as well as Enterprise Ireland's Innovation of the Year award in 2016.

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