The Leadership Team at Catalyst OrthoScience
Chief Executive Officer
Carl O’Connell is a visionary and transformational executive who leads organizations to achieve impressive wins through strategic leadership. The through line in his career is a commitment to operational excellence that enables companies to achieve meaningful financial and market share growth, as well as his ability to guide organizations through periods of significant change to emerge stable and successful on the other side.
Throughout his career, Carl has made it his mission to build and develop high-performing teams that make up the backbone of a successful organization. With an eye for finding outstanding talent, he consistently builds companies’ competencies to strengthen the organizations’ ability to capitalize upon new opportunities. As a high-energy and high-trust team leader, Mr. O’Connell is a servant leader who demonstrates and expects integrity, honesty, and respect and cultivates authentic collaboration and synergies across large organizations.
Often sought out by companies to lead change management and organizational transformations, Carl brings focus, patience, and drive to achieve results. Having worked with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 powerhouses, he has been involved in large-scale mergers and acquisitions, integrations, and restructurings.
Keeping an intentional finger on the pulse of market trends, competitor developments, customer needs, and key opinion leader (KOL) insights, Mr. O’Connell brings an innovation-focused and problem-solver mindset that enables him to position companies for double-digit growth. Approaching challenges with creativity, he defines bold strategy and rallies company resources to put plans into action, drawing on past successes and proven strategies.
As a competitive, results-driven individual, Carl has developed wide-ranging expertise and has established a track record of challenging the status quo to lead companies to greater things. With extensive industry experience, including on the capital and funding side, he is well equipped to reshape, refine, and optimize companies in meeting and exceeding performance goals and objectives. Enhancing his experience is his indepth knowledge and hands-on practice of Agile, Kaizen, Lean, Six Sigma, and High Performance Management System methodologies, which he leverages to streamline operations, cut costs, and improve financial results while driving market-leading initiatives.
Well travelled and culturally competent, Mr. O’Connell has lived and travelled overseas and has worked extensively with global teams. Carl consistently demonstrates the ability to navigate an increasingly globalized and heavily regulated industry with ease.
Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Joe Condon is Chief Operating Officer of Catalyst OrthoScience Inc. He is a seasoned veteran in the medical device industry with more than 30 years of experience in orthopedics. He has successfully led the two largest orthopedic manufacturing operations in the world, building high performance teams and leveraging his expertise in profitable growth, operations, quality system management, product development, supply chain management and cost reductions.
Prior to Catalyst, Condon held various executive level operations leadership positions for Zimmer Holdings, RTI Surgical Inc. and Stryker Corporation. In addition, Condon build a successful management consulting practice and co-led a technology start-up company in the medical device space.
Condon received an MBA in Operations Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from The University of Illinois at Chicago.
Senior Vice President of Manufacturing & Product Development
Vice President of Sales