Appointments announced for the Northern Life Sciences Advisory Board of North America

  • HON. Navdeep cupsVice President of the Global Investment Bank, Dr. Paul GormanMANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL INVESTMENT BANKING, CIBC, JOIN COUNCIL

  • Board members’ experience spans all phases of financing and investment for life science innovation and scaling

Hamilton, OntarioAnd the June 23, 2022 / cnw / – Thai ShattuckThe CEO of McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) today announced new appointments to the MIP Life Sciences Capital Markets Advisory Board (the “Council” or “Board”).

“On behalf of the Life Sciences Capital Markets Advisory Board, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of His Excellency Navdeep Pines, Vice President, Global Investment Banking, CIBC, and Dr. Paul GormanManaging Director, Global Investment Banking, CIBC, at the Board, Thai ShattuckMcMaster Innovation Park CEO, commented.

As a former Federal Minister for Innovation, Science, and Industry, Mr. Pines has been responsible for research and development, science and innovation policy. As part of CIBC’s Capital Markets team, he focuses on developing and strengthening high-level client relationships and global business development, with deep experience in the innovation, sustainability and industry sectors.

Dr. Gorman has over 16 years of experience in biotechnology, equity research, life sciences and investment banking, with a focus in healthcare and communications. Prior to joining CIBC, Dr. Gorman worked in investment banking for a full service agent in Canada advising on strategic alternatives in the Canadian healthcare industry. Most recently, he led some of the largest healthcare IPOs in TSX history.

Other council members include:

  • Thai Shattuck – CEO, MIP (Chairman)

  • Gordon Forstner Forstner Group (Secretary)

  • Nancy Harrison – Partner in the project, Amplitude

  • Jesse Pearlstein Vice President of BMO Capital Markets

  • Rob Cook Senior Vice President of Market Development, Canadian Securities Exchange

  • Michael Wong – Participant and pioneer

  • Roger TamVice President of Legal Affairs, Hoffmann-La Roche Limited

  • Matt Bateman Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

  • Ann WoodsMD, Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice, Silicon Valley Bank

  • Alex directed SYNAPSE Federation Director

  • Cory MulvihillCEO, Politics and Public Affairs, MaRS (Monitor)

unique in CanadaThe purpose of the board is to help identify, attract, build and retain life sciences companies in the world Canada By utilizing board members’ knowledge, experience, and networks to help advance these companies.

“Canadians generate prolific, world-class intellectual property in the life sciences. Growing Canadian life sciences companies can generate huge returns on investment. Allocating capital to support marketing and expansion of life sciences ventures is critical to creating value and achieving significant social and economic significance in this country “.

He continued, “The goal remains to bring innovators and capital together at the right stages and in the right amount, from early stage venture capital to institutional capital targeting expansion and industrialization, supporting growth, innovation and value creation in Canada. Life Sciences” Shattuck said.

The Council supports collaboration within the life sciences ecosystem specifically with regard to capital allocation and investment in the life sciences, while supporting the development of relationships between MIP and life sciences companies, entrepreneurs, venture capital markets interests, and participants.

Through their own networks, members support awareness of the importance of life science innovation in Canadaas well as the role of innovation pools such as MIP in the regional life sciences ecosystem.

About McMaster Innovation Park

McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) is Canada A major research park located in the heart of the Southwest Ontario It has more than one hundred companies in the fields of life sciences, engineering, advanced manufacturing and high-tech. MIP’s proven ability to support and grow mid-market enterprises/SMEs results in faster, more economically impactful investments and lower risk for both government and private investors.

SOURCE McMaster Innovation Park


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