I am presently based in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, working for a generic pharmaceutical company that has brought me to India, Russia, Taiwan, Asia and western Europe.
I also led early stage business development at a biopharmaceutical company and was senior director of research operations covering early stage small molecule discovery through to Phase 1 studies and recombinant peptide product development.
For over four years, I led life sciences and health care investment attraction for a Canadian economic development organization. During that time, I led two business development and trade delegations to China, Japan and Taiwan that you can read here.
I have been responsible for U.S. investments for a corporate venture arm investing in early stage health tech. I started an electronic chemicals company in Asia for a family office, I helped a physician-scientist write the business plan and raise first round financing to take his cardiovascular drug into the clinic, and I was a co-founder of a private vocational school teaching pharmaceutical manufacturing and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) graduating over 200 students a year. That school is still in operation today, over twenty years later.
My early career started at DuPont, at its Kingston Ontario R&D Centre, where I was a research scientist for DuPont’s packaging and industrial polymers business before I switched to business development with a focus on DuPont’s life sciences enterprise.
I obtained my Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Toronto.