MEET THE TEAM

Dedicated to working alongside our clinicians every day, to improve the quality of their
patients’ lives

With over 25 years- experience in the medical device industry, Katy earned her stripes at Depuy and discovered her passion for working with spine surgeons to help their patients get the best outcomes. Katy saw a need for manufacturers to have a partner to launch disruptive technologies in The UK and Ireland, so in 2001 she took the leap and co-founded her first distribution business – Quadrant Medical Ltd. After nine years building The Company and learning lots of entrepreneurial lessons along the way, they exited with a buy out to Zimmer. Since Quadrant, Katy has formed three other successful businesses. She is focused on working with like-minded passionate partners that have innovation at the core of their business.
Katy
Katy Breen
Katy also launched “The Young Entrepreneurs Club” a nationwide programme inspiring and mentoring the next generation of entrepreneurs. She also loves to spend time with her daughter Mya, they are a family of keen runners –often taking their dog Biscuit for country trail jogs.
Helen
Helen Adams
Helen began her healthcare career at TP, a global leader in orthodontic technology, leading the national team for four years. With a desire to deepen her learning of medical interventions, in 2012 she was introduced to the world of spine and knew immediately this is where she belonged. Helen and Joanna joined forces at Vexim to launch Spine Jack in the U.K and Ireland, loving the challenge of working for a start- up company with a medical device that was transforming the quality of patients’ lives.
Since 2015 Helen has co-founded, both Ovidius Medical and Ovidius Solutions, she is particularly passionate about helping surgeons improve outcomes for musculoskeletal oncology patients and providing patient specific implants to reconstruct parts of the patients’ skeleton.
Helen’s home is filled with love for her rescue animals and can often be found either in the kitchen after recently completing her first cooking course or in her yoga room finding her inner zen.
After 10 years working in spine and orthopaedics, for companies including Smith and Nephew and Stryker, Joanna was keen to move into the world of start-ups and represent technology that would challenge the status quo. She found this challenge at Vexim and along with Helen they spent three years developing the Spine Jack business in the U.K and Ireland.
Loving the experience of building something from the ground up, they took a leap of faith and started their first venture, Ovidius Medical in 2015 – Joanna remains excited to discover partners who share her vision for improving patient outcomes, having creative and engaging ways to educate their clinicians and also have fun and enjoy the journey of building a business together.
Joanna
Joanna Jarvis
Joanna is a keen wildlife photographer, having recently fulfilled her life -long dream of photographing the mountain gorilla in Uganda. She also enjoys running and yoga in her spare time.