Meet the team of diverse experts at Bioenterprise

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.


Learn about our advisory committees that offer their expertise to our network of scaling start-ups.

Science and Innovation Advisory Committee 

Northern Ontario Advisory Committee


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Dave Smardon

President & CEO

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Italo Cerra

Vice President, Finance

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Colin Farnum

Innovation Advisor, Food Advisor

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Denise Dewar

Innovation Advisor, Crop Agriculture, Value Chain & Regulatory Affairs

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Doug Knox

Innovation Advisor, Agri-Food Equipment and Technology

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Neil Currie

Innovation Advisor, Primary Agriculture, Value Chain & Governance

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Dr. Murray McLaughlin

Innovation Advisor, Bioeconomy (Agriculture & Forestry)

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Richard Cloutier

Innovation Advisor, Investment & Development Strategies

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Michael McGee

Director of Innovation

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Johanne Sévigny

Innovation Advisor, Startups, Investment & Business Strategies A+

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Paul Richards

Partner Advisor

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Mike Manion

Innovation Advisor, Agri-Business

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Guillaume Béland

Director of Projects

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Terry Clark

Innovation Advisor, Animal Health Technology

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Gabe Gusmini

Innovation Advisor, Agri-Tech Innovation, Food Crops R&D and Commercialization

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Kolby Nichol

Director, Capital Enablement

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Thora Cartlidge

Regional Manager, Northern Ontario

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Dieter Valtins

Relationship Manager, Northeastern Ontario

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Taylor Gynane

Business Development Coordinator, Northern Ontario

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Alexandra Coccari

Senior Program Manager

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Molly Gallant

Program Manager

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Alexis Dempsey

Program Coordinator

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Carla Berquó

Manager, Canada's Food & Agri-Tech Engine

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Sean Simpson

Membership Services Lead

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Rachel Zimic

Membership Marketing Lead

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E’layna Baker

Membership Associate

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Aaron Misener

Strategic Communications Manager

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Alana Duval

Media and Events Coordinator

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Laura Millson

Office Manager