Management Team

HeartSine® is managed by a team of individuals with extensive experience in healthcare, finance, and other organizations who are committed to providing innovative, lifesaving solutions for the diagnosis and prevention of sudden cardiac death.

Declan O’Mahoney
Chief Executive Officer

Declan O’Mahoney is an entrepreneur with extensive international experience in the high technology sector. Most recently, he was the chief executive officer of Firecomms, a global leader in the provision of fiber optic solutions and optical transceivers, leading it to become Ireland’s first high-tech company to be acquired by a Chinese corporation. As CEO at Firecomms (from 2002–2010), O’Mahoney attracted major investments from Irish, European and Japanese venture capitalists and strategic partners. He also led the expansion of the company’s business to a global marketplace, particularly in the automotive, communications and medical device markets.

From 1992–2002, O’Mahoney was co-founder and president of Northstar Systems, Inc., which provides custom design and manufacturing services for computing, consumer electronics, etc., with facilities in Silicon Valley, China, Europe and Taiwan.

Dymphna Donaghy
Chief Technology Officer

Dymphna Donaghy is a seasoned engineering and business professional having held senior management positions in a variety of sectors. Prior to joining HeartSine, Donaghy spent more than 15 years in the medical device industry working for multinationals such as Boston Scientific, and for entrepreneurial startup companies in various technical roles. Dymphna held the position of VP of R&D at her first startup, Labcoat Ltd. a drug coating stent technology company, where she enabled its acquisition by building the technical organization and developed the technology/product portfolio.

Donaghy is a Chartered Engineer with the IEE and holds an MBA.

Raymond Francis “Frank” Flynn
Chief Financial Officer

Frank_FlynnFrank Flynn has extensive experience in corporate finance. Before joining HeartSine, he was a financial consultant for a number of construction and property companies, and was Associate Director at PwC, where he participated in the buy-out of AssetCo, a facilities management company focused on the emergency services market. Previously he worked as an Investment Manager at Hambro NI Ventures (now Crescent Capital) and had a role in corporate finance at IDB (predecessor to INI).

Flynn holds a BS Sc Hons in Business and Accounting and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Licenced Insolvency Practitioner and an FCA.

Paul Phillips, MBE
Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Paul Phillips is a seasoned medical technology industry executive with over 35 years of experience in product design, project management, product support, quality systems, and regulatory compliance in such diverse fields as medical devices, avionics system design and assessment, helicopter design and maintenance, and shipbuilding.

Prior to joining HeartSine, Phillips established and led a medical device design and regulatory consulting company and held executive management, engineering and quality/regulatory positions within the medical device industry. He has led design teams in the development and launch of over a dozen medical products ensuring compliance for global markets. Two of the products received the Millennium Product award for innovation by the British Design Council, and one of the businesses received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade, the highest honor given to a business by the UK government.

Phillips is a Chartered Engineer with IET and holds two Masters Degrees in Engineering.

Volker Brand
Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe/ROW

Volker-BrandVolker Brand joined HeartSine Technologies in December 2005 with more than 15 years experience with leading innovative companies in the medical device field, particularly in the area of emergency care. Brand is focused on protecting and saving lives through easy, quick, and safe solutions.

Brand was previously General Manager of CNSystems, global manufacturer of the non-invasive full diagnostic beat-to-beat Task Force Monitor,  General Manager at Laerdal Medical, Sales & Marketing Director at Dideco/Sorin, and Sales Director at Medtronic. He founded the European Sales and Marketing headquarters of Electromedics Inc. and gained product management and marketing experience at Althin Medical and Meddig Medizin Technik in Munich.

In addition to his extensive business experience, Brand has a business degree from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and has completed a study in Marketing with the University of Augsburg. He trained in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at LM University Munich and Community Hospital Neuperlach-Munich.

Brand also has acted as the European Consultant to the American Heart Association for more than five years.

Stephen Garrett
Vice President of Marketing & Sales, The Americas

Stephen_GarrettStephen Garrett is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of successfully representing manufacturers and distributors of emergency medical devices. He has specialized in the public access defibrillator market for the last 10 years building distributor networks in multiple markets and successfully landing many AED notable deployments throughout the United States.

As the director of national distribution for all the Americas, including the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Stephen is one of HeartSine’s top national sales managers, successfully growing the company’s distributor base, and helping build the Heartsine brand-name throughout the Americas.


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