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. Before joining Profound, Arun served as the President and CEO of Novadaq Technologies Inc. for 13 years, guiding the company from a startup to one of the fastest growing, NASDAQ listed medical technology companies in North America, with a market cap of mostly over one billion USD during the final three years of his leadership. Earlier, Arun served as President of Cedara Software Corp., a company that developed the industry’s first medical imaging software platform. Today, Cedara’s imaging platform and its big data collection are part of IBM’s Watson Health. Arun also serves as a member of the board of directors of Stereotaxis, Inc and ElMindA Ltd and as an advisor to Baylis Medical. Earlier in his career, Arun held executive positions at Tenneco Inc. and Hercules Inc. in the areas of business development, technology development, and mergers/acquisitions. He obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and an Executive MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In 2014, he 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