BIOENTERPRISE TEAM

To deliver top-notch services, you need a top-notch team. Our highly qualified team has the business experience you're looking for as well as the industry-specific knowledge that spans the full range of agriculture, agri-food and agri-product technologies.

Vous ne parlez pas anglais?  Other languages spoken at Bioenterprise include Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and French.

OUR TEAM

Dave Smardon

Dave Smardon

President & CEO

Business Model Strategy
Investment Preparation
Serial Entrepreneur
Strategic Planning
Venture Capital Expertise

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Italo Cerra

Italo Cerra

Vice-President, Finance

Chartered Professional Accountant
Financial Strategy
Financial Modelling
Investment Preparation
Operations Reporting & Controls

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Doug Knox

Doug Knox

Vice-President, Technology

Agriculture Technologies
Equipment & Machinery Development
Information Communication Technology
Technology & Product Development

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Paul Richards

Paul Richards

Director, Maritimes

Regional Business Development
Agri-Product Technologies
Business Model Strategy
Investment Preparation
Strategic Planning
Venture Capital Expertise

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Jessica Bowes

Jessica Bowes

Manager, Business & Technology Analyst Group

National Client Services
National Staffing Strategy
Program Development & Delivery
Cosmeceuticals & Nutricosmetics
Food & Beverage
Food Processing
Natural & Non-Prescription Health Products

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Dr. John Kelly

Dr. John Kelly

Senior Innovation Advisor, Animal Health

Agricultural Technologies
Animal Health & Sciences
Food & Beverage
Food Processing
Livestock Production

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Dean Prelazzi

Dean Prelazzi

Executive in Residence

Digital Technology
Digital Transformation
Early Stage Funding
Enterprise Software
Strategic Planning

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Alexandra Coccari

Alexandra Coccari

Senior Analyst, Food & Food Systems

Cosmeceuticals & Nutricosmetics
Food & Beverage
Food Processing
Natural & Non-Prescription Health Products

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Alexander Lazier

Alexander Lazier

Senior Analyst, Agricultural Technologies

Agricultural Technologies
Equipment & Machinery Development
Precision Agriculture & Data Analytics

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Daniela Baranovsky

Daniela Baranovsky

Analyst, Food & Food Systems

Cosmeceuticals & Nutricosmetics
Food & Beverage
Food Processing
Natural & Non-Prescription Health Products

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Alex Hurley

Alex Hurley

Analyst, Aquaculture

Aquaculture
Aquaponics & Fisheries
Ocean Technology

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Poonam Patel

Poonam Patel

Analyst, Bioproducts

Agri-Based Life Sciences
Bio-Energy
Bio-Fibres & Composites
Bio-Products (Industrial & Commercial)
Clean Technologies
Regulatory Affairs (Bioproducts)

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Liam Polsky

Liam Polsky

Analyst, Animal Health

Animal Health & Sciences
Production Agriculture

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Tiffany King

Tiffany King

Human Resources Coordinator & General Administration

Benefit Administration
Employee Relations
Human Resources Policies & Procedures
Office Operations

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Laura Millson

Laura Millson

Special Projects Coordinator

Client Services Administration
Enterprise Database
Internal Information Technology
Office Infrastructure & Logistics

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Sophie Wotten

Sophie Wotten

Events & Marketing Coordinator

Event Coordination & Sponsorship
Digital Media & Marketing
Social Media Strategy & Implementation

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors includes leaders from the investment sector, academia and major corporate multinationals. Together, they bring expertise in legal affairs, intellectual property, regulatory, financing, and research.

Warren Libby

Former President, Syngenta Crop Protection Canada

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Robynne Anderson

Former Regulatory Affairs and Legislation, Deputy Prime Minister Office

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Colin Farnum

Former Senior Director, Science & New Technologies, Maple Leaf Foods

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William (Bill) Maxwell

Former Vice President, Vetmedica, Boehringer Ingelheim Canada

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Nevin McDougall

Former General Manager, Agronomy Company of Canada

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Manoj Pundit

Senior Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

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Joseph Regan

Head Cleantech Venture Capital, Export Development Canada

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Dave Smardon

President & CEO, Bioenterprise Corporation

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Rickey Yada

Dean, Food Science, University of British Columbia

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NATIONAL CORPORATE PARTNERS

We have partnered with industry-leading service providers to ensure our clients have access to a network of trusted advisors.

Deloitte

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

AgCareers.Com

Farms.com

Provincial Corporate Partner

SCIENCE & INNOVATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Our Science and Innovation Advisory Committee lends an in-depth understanding of the research that underpins the latest agri-tech innovations. We've recruited leading authorities from both academia and industry: food scientists, bio-resource engineers, environmental biologists, applied chemists, human health specialists and more.

Dr. Richard Ablett

Ph.D., Food Science

  • Chief Science Director, Perennia Innovation Centre
  • Professor, Department of Engineering, Dalhousie University

Dr. George Attard

Ph.D., Veterinary Medicine

  • Senior Lecturer, Animal Nutrition & Animal Production, University of Malta

Dr. Trust Beta

Ph.D. & Certified Food Scientist

  • Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba

Ms. Donna Bottrell

RD RSE

  • Professor, Food & Nutrition Program, Humber College

Dr. Jim Brandle

Ph.D., Plant Breeding

  • CEO, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Dr. Dominique Bureau

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences

  • Professor, Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph

Dr. Ronaldo Cerri

Ph.D., Food Science

  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science Reproduction, University of British Columbia

Dr. Thierry Chopin

Ph.D., Ecophysiology & Biochemistry of Seaweeds

  • Science Director, Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN)
  • Professor, Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick

Dr. Stephanie Collins

Ph.D., Aquaculture Nutrition

  • Assistant Professor of Monogastric Nutrition & Nutritional Biochemistry, Dalhousie University

Dr. Stefanie Colombo

Ph.D., Biology

  • President, Aquaculture Association of Canada, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture Nutrition, Dalhousie University

Dr. Mike Dixon

Ph.D., Biophysics

  • Professor & Director, Controlled Environmental Systems Research Facility, University of Guelph

Dr. Alison Duncan

Ph.D., Nutritional Science

  • Professor, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
  • Associate Director of Research, Human Nutraceutical Research Unit, University of Guelph

Mr. Colin Farnum

M.Sc. Food Science

  • Former Senior Director, Innovation & New Technologies, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods

Mr. Jonathan Grant

  • NSERC-Cooke Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Aquaculture, NSERC, Professor, Dalhousie University

Dr. Peter Jones

Ph.D., Nutritional Biochemistry

  • Director, Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals, University of Manitoba
  • Former Director, School of Dietetics & Human Nutrition, McGill University

Dr. John Kelly

Ph.D., Biochemistry

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Animal Biosciences & Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph
  • Vice-President, Life Sciences Ontario

Dr. Janice Paslawski

Ph.D., Environmental Engineering

  • Director, Risk Assessment Center of Excellence, SNC-Lavalin Inc
  • Former Sessional Lecturer, University of Saskatchewan

Mr. John Pickard

  • Executive Director, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, Georgian College

Dr. Nuwan Sella Kapu

Ph.D., Plant Biology

  • Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • Assistant Director, Master of Engineering Leadership Green Bio-Products, University of British Columbia

Mr. Gregory Snaith

  • Independent Clean Technology Advisor
  • Former Industry Technology Advisor, NRC IRAP
 

Dr. Nancy Tout

Ph.D., Microbiology & Immunology

  • Head of Regulatory and Biological Development, Syngenta Crop Protection Canada Inc.
  • Member, Science Review Panel, Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph

Dr. Rickey Yada

Ph.D., Food Science

  • Dean, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
  • Professor, Food Science, University of British Columbia