The team

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Louise Grubb - CEO and co-founder

Louise is former CEO and co-founder of NutriScience (veterinary nutraceutical manufacturing business) and Q1 Scientific (stability storage for the pharmaceutical industry) which is growing rapidly and was a finalist in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Louise brings over 20 years experience of the veterinary and pharmaceutical industry to her role as CEO of TriviumVet. A trained dietitian with Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Marketing from Dublin City University, Louise has a track record in bringing veterinary pharmaceuticals through development to regulation and market launch. Louise’s passion for animals extends to her numerous horses and dogs which she owns with her husband John (a practising veterinarian) and she lives by the sea in Tramore, Ireland with John and her two daughters.

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Tom Brennan - Co-founder

Prior to Triviumvet, Tom co-founded speciality healthcare company EirGen Pharma in 2005. In May 2015, EirGen were acquired by NASDAQ listed OPKO Health Inc for $135 million. Tom is a founder shareholder of specialist healthcare stability storage company Q1 Scientific. Tom is also a board member of Cork technology company, Crest Solutions and sits on the board of  The National Maternity Hospital (Holles St) foundation.  

 Tom holds a B.Sc from Cork Institute of Technology, an M.Sc from University of Manchester  and an MBA from University of Limerick . Tom is also a “Qualified Person” as per European Directive 2001/82/EC. Tom and his business partner Patsy Carney were finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year awards 2008, Business & Finance Company of the Year awards 2013 and received a University of Limerick Alumni award in 2016. Although living in Clonmel with his wife and three teenage children for many years,  Tom is still a keen Laois GAA supporter.

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LIam fitzgerald- Chairman

Liam Fitzgerald is the former CEO of UDG Healthcare plc, the leading international provider of clinical, commercial, communication, and packaging services to the healthcare industry. During his tenure as CEO from 2000 to 2016, he expanded the business from a mainly Irish-based distribution services business into a multi-faceted and multi-national healthcare services group, operating across 20 countries. During that period, the Company’s market capitalisation increased by more than 500 percent and earnings grew at a compound annual rate of more than 20 percent making UGD a member of the FTSE 250 list. Liam is credited with leading and seamlessly integrating more than 30 acquisitions into the parent Company. Liam earned his Bachelor of commerce from the University College Dublin and his Master of business studies from Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Liam’s additional executive education includes Harvard Business School for competition and strategy, as well as strategic finance and acquisitions, and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management for mergers and acquisitions.


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Sarah O’connor

Head of Commercial Operations

Sarah brings with her over 10 years international project management experience and entrepreneurial background. Sarah graduated with a First Class Honors Degree in Commerce from University College Cork and joined the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Programme. Sarah was Country Programme Manager of the EOY Ireland Programme, Ireland’s leading entrepreneurial network for six years. She then went on to co-found The Cool Food Company which was sold in early 2018 and is now head of commercial operations at TriviumVet. Sarah is a WEF Global Shaper and a member of the Sandbox network; she holds a green belt in innovation engineering and holds a Leadership diploma with Ingenium and the University of Limerick.


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Gemma Kennedy

Head of Regulatory and Quality

Gemma has over 15 years’ experience in the bio-pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sector, working with both multinational and indigenous Irish companies. Gemma held several key roles in Sanofi, a global bio-pharma company focused on human health, including periods as a Q.C. Chemist, Regulatory Lead, Trust & Engagement Lead and Communications Specialist. She led the Sanofi Waterford engagement programme that saw the site named No.1 Best Large Workplace in Ireland in 2015.She is currently undertaking a Specialist Diploma in (Bio) Regulatory Affairs with University of Limerick (UL). Gemma has a track record in delivering successful regulatory strategy.


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Liam Byrne

Head of Technical and Business Development

Liam has over 15 years experience from his previous role with healthcare company EirGen Pharma as Analytical Services Manager and later Head of Business Development and Alliance Management. Liam holds a PhD in Analytical Chemistry and is a Chartered Chemist. He has completed an Executive Programme in Health Economics and Market Access. Liam is a leading talent in pharmaceutical product development and has delivered multiple technically challenging, international projects in his field.