Executive Team

Veryan has an industry leading Executive team with deep sector expertise, a proven track record and over 200 years’ experience in Healthcare. They bring significant core competencies in research and development and all aspects of device design and manufacture, clinical trial design, supply chain, sales and marketing and quality system management to the highest global industry standards.

Nick Yeo
Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 40 years’ international experience in the healthcare industry
  • Started career in pharmaceuticals, becoming CEO of Sterling Winthrop Prescription Medicines, before moving on to senior marketing and business leadership roles at Gensia Europe and Scotia QuantaNova
  • Previously, held senior management positions in product and clinical development at oncology drug-device specialist Light Sciences Oncology in Seattle and led the formation of a cardiovascular technology start-up
  • Joined Veryan Medical in 2011

Rob Eyers
Chief Technology Officer & Managing Director, Galway

  • Over 30 years’ experience in the minimally invasive medical device industry.
  • Previously worked for CR Bard, Merit Medical and Proxy Biomedical in Operations and New Product Development.
  • Prior to joining Veryan, he was the R&D Director for Interventional Cardiology in Boston Scientific where he led the product development and project management of their first generation paclitaxel and everolimus eluting stent product offerings across global markets.
  • As Veryan CTO Rob is responsible for NPD, IP, Supply Chain and Manufacturing.


Ronan O’Connor
Chief Financial Officer

  • Experience across a range of industries including Energy, Pharma and Medical Devices.
  • Has held senior finance roles in both start up and blue chip listed multinational companies.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the company's finance function including accounting, financial strategy, planning, analysis, tax and treasury.

Vanessa Lee
Global Marketing Director

  • 30 years’ experience in the medical device industry
  • Previously held sales positions in Autosuture (United States Surgical) and Schneider; senior marketing positions in Biomedical Sensors (a Pfizer Hospital Product Group company), MedNova and Novate
  • Veryan Global Marketing Director from bench to bedside

Jo Graver
HR & Corporate Services Director

  • Over 30 years’ international generalist HR experience.
  • Extensive experience of working at both strategic and operational level across a range of sectors including Medical Devices, IT, Professional Services and Financial Services.
  • Chartered Member of the CIPD, the UK’s professional body for HR practitioners.

Joe DeJohn
Chief Commercial Officer

  • 30 years’ experience leading commercial teams in the medical device industry in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. 
  • Joe started his sales and sales leadership career with Bausch & Lomb Corporation.  He then joined CR Bard’s Peripheral Vascular Division.  While at CR Bard he held numerous positions, culminating in the role of Vice President of US Sales. 
  • Joe then joined Endologix as Vice President of US Sales and was promoted to Vice President of Global Sales.

Professor Peter Gaines
Chief Medical Officer & Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board

  • 30 years’ experience as a Consultant Radiologist
  • Established the Sheffield Vascular Institute in 1995
  • Former President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology
  • Published over 150 peer-reviewed articles
  • Author of ‘Vascular and Endovascular Surgery’ now in its 4th edition

David McKernan
Director of Operations and Supply Chain

  • 30 years’ experience in industry and healthcare.
  • Previously worked with Teleflex Medical, Boston Scientific and Bio Medical Research in site leadership and operations roles.
  • Prior to joining Veryan, he was Director of Advance Manufacturing at Teleflex Medical where he lead the enterprise excellence program across 15 international sites shaping the site strategy and continuous improvement framework.
  • David has also chaired the Irish Medical Device Association enterprise excellence group.