Wayne has 20 years medical device, product and business development management experience, in both European and US corporate and start-up environments. He spent the first part of his career in the US working for Synthes Spine (now J&J) in product and market development. Upon returning to Ireland in 2007 he joined a startup (Vysera) heading up Business Development. In 2011, he was accepted into the first Bioinnovate Ireland program, out of which spun Embo Medical. Wayne was the co-founder and CEO of Embo Medical (vascular embolisation implant), which was acquired by CR Bard in 2016. Wayne is the current CEO and Co-Founder of Perfuze, a Galway based startup with a catheter based solution to Acute Ischemic Stroke.