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Conor Hanley Discusses Leadership, Assimilating Perspectives, and Raising Capital

April 30, 2024


In this episode of Medtech Talk, host Geoff Pardo and Conor Hanley, PhD, CEO of FIRE1, discuss various topics ranging from leadership to entrepreneurship to raising funds. Hanely also talks about lessons learned about raising capital at BiancaMed, how he keeps investors on the same page, how he utilizes his board and partnerships, and how he assimilates other people’s perspectives while taking on a position. He also delves into his viewpoint on patient compliance, what attracted him to healthcare in the first place, and how Ireland transformed from an economic low point to the Celtic Tiger.


Conor Hanley, PhD



An experienced CEO, Board member and senior leader for large (NYSE publicly listed) and private (SMEs and venture backed) companies, Conor Hanley is CEO of FIRE1, a connected medical device solutions company dedicated to improving outcomes for people suffering from chronic diseases. Conor previously worked with ResMed where he held a number of senior management positions including leading up Chronic Disease management solutions globally, running the global Cardiology business unit and leading the Ventures and Initiatives global business unit. Prior to ResMed, Conor was CEO and co-founder of BiancaMed, a venture capital backed connected medical device company. BiancaMed was acquired by ResMed in 2011.

Conor was awarded a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from INSEAD, and a B.E. from University College Dublin (UCD). Conor has been appointed an adjunct associate professor at UCD. Conor has completed the Leadership4Growth program at Stanford University and is a qualified Chartered Director from the Institute of Directors, UK. Conor’s board experience includes APC Ltd, HealthBeacon and chair of the Irish MedTech association.

Meet Our Host, Geoff Pardo

Geoff has been in medtech for over two decades in both operational and investment roles. He is passionate about the industry potential and sharing stories from the front lines of innovation.