Board of Directors
Jean-François Pariseau, M.Sc., MBA, Partner, Healthcare Fund, BDC Venture Capital – Jean-François Pariseau is Partner in the Healthcare Fund. He joined BDC Venture Capital in 2001 and has over 20 years of investment and entrepreneurial experience in the healthcare sector. Prior to joining BDC, Jean-François was an investment manager with CDP Capital Technology Ventures, a $2 billion global fund investing in healthcare, information technology and advanced technologies, where he was responsible for healthcare investments in Canada and the US. He has invested and managed more than $200 million in biopharmaceutical and medical device companies in North America. His experience includes transactions in private and in public companies, IPOs, M&A and fund investments. Prior to this, he was CEO of a consulting company specializing in regulatory affairs, and was VP, R&D for a pharmaceutical-product distribution company, both of which he founded. Jean-François also sits on the Board of Directors of AngioChem, Clementia Pharmaceutical, Imagia Cybernetics, MedDev Commercialization Centre for medical devices and is an advisor to Hacking Health. Jean-François holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Université de Sherbrooke, a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Université de Montréal, and an MBA from HEC Montréal
Damian Lamb, Genesys Capital Partners Co-Founder and Managing Director – Mr. Lamb is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Genesys Capital. He brings a unique experience base, blending skills in both the commercial and technical side of biotechnology. Since co-founding Genesys Capital in 2000, Mr. Lamb has been instrumental in raising over $200 million in venture capital funds, and has been involved in deploying over $90 million in 18 investments. He currently serves on the Board of Affinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. He has served on the Board of Ionalytics Corporation (recently sold to Thermo Electron Corp.), Millenium Biologix and was Chairman of the Board of DELEX Therapeutics Inc., when it was sold to YM BioSciences. Mr. Lamb works closely with Genesys investee companies to strategically position the companies to build value for shareholders.
Arun Menawat, CEO, Profound Medical Inc. – Dr. Arun Menawat is the Chief Executive Officer of Profound Medical. Dr. Menawat has an accomplished history of executive leadership success in the healthcare industry. He served as the President and CEO of Novadaq Technologies Inc. from April 2003 to July 2016. Previously, he held senior management positions at Cedara Software, Tenneco Inc. and Hercules Inc. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical (Bio) Engineering from the University of Maryland, while concurrently completing a fellowship in biomedical engineering at the U.S. National Institute of Health, and holds an Executive MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In 2014, Dr. Menawat was named the EY Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year in the health sciences category.
Clinical Advisory Board
Profound Medical’s research and clinical trials are further informed by the considerable collective expertise of well-experienced clinicians, specializing in urology and radiology.
Peter Albertsen, Chief and Program Director of the Division of Urology, Professor of Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center
Scott Eggener, Co-Director, Prostate Cancer Program Director, Translational and Outcomes Research, Section of Urology, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago
Adam Kibel, Chief of Urology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chief of Urology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Eric Klein, Chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic