Mr. Ihnatowycz is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of First Generation Capital Inc., a private investment holding company. Mr. Ihnatowycz previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Investment Management Inc. and Acuity Funds Ltd. from 1990 until its sale in 2011. Mr. Ihnatowycz has served on the board of directors of a number of public and private companies and a variety of professional and not-for-profit organizations, including the Royal Conservatory. Additionally, Mr. Ihnatowycz is a member of the Ivey Advisory Board and the Ian. O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership Advisory Board, both at the Ivey Business School.
Mr. Friedrichsen is a Chartered Accountant and the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at FirstService Corporation. Mr. Friedrichsen has been actively involved in over 100 business acquisitions, integrations and numerous capital market transactions which have contributed to an increase in enterprise value for FirstService from $460 million to $2.0 billion and an increase in revenue from $200 million to over $2.3 billion. FirstService Corporation is a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services..
Mr. Gregory is the Lead Director of the Trimel Board of Directors. Mr. Gregory is President, Chairman and the controlling shareholder of IsaiX Technologies, a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, with offices in the United States and England. IsaiX Technologies works extensively across a wide variety of industry segments and has ongoing business transactions with more than 100 companies in the pharmaceutical, finance, banking and insurance sectors. IsaiX Technologies provides and implements its clients with human development programs, medical writing and essential physician scheduling platforms. Mr. Gregory is the President of the Quebec Chapter of the Canada Company and is a member of its executive Committee. Mr. Gregory also spearheads charitable endeavours for the children of Canadian soldiers serving overseas.
Mr. Pfeffer currently serves as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MannKind Corporation, a United States based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes. In addition, Mr. Pfeffer has gained considerable experience throughout his career in financial management roles at a number of other public companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Pfeffer has also served on the boards and advisory committees of the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Rolf K. Reininghaus
Mr. Reininghaus is a co-founder of Trimel and serves as the company's Executive Director and as a Director. Prior to joining Trimel, Mr. Reininghaus was a Senior Vice President and a Director of Biovail Corporation and the President of Biovail Ventures. Prior to that time, Mr. Reininghaus was President of Biovail Pharmaceuticals Canada. Prior to his employment with Biovail Corporation, Mr. Reininghaus was the Marketing Manager of the Canadian operations of Miles Pharmaceuticals, a division of Bayer AG.
Mr. Sherman is currently Chief Financial Officer of Pure Nickel Inc. (TSX: NIC), a nickel exploration company with one of the largest portfolios of nickel exploration properties in the world. His previous experience includes acting as Chief Financial Officer of Herbert A Watts Limited, a business services and customer relationship management company. Mr. Sherman implemented many process improvements and arranged the refinancing and subsequent sale of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Sherman was Chief Financial Officer at Visible Genetics Inc., a medical instrumentation and diagnostics company (NASDAQ: VGIN, subsequently acquired by Bayer Corporation). He established financial control systems and managed administration and finance as the company grew and helped drive the company's Initial Public Offering on the Nasdaq public market, as well as two significant private placement financings. Mr. Sherman teaches strategy, risk management, finance and accounting and has authored numerous books on business and finance. He is a Certified Investment Manager, a Chartered Accountant, and has a Master of Business Administration from York University and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Tom Rossi serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Mr. Rossi has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Canada and abroad. Previously, Mr. Rossi held a variety of leadership positions within Novartis. Most recently, Mr. Rossi was CEO and Country President for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada and served as a member of the Rx&D Board of Directors. Prior to returning to Canada, Mr. Rossi was CEO and Country President for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Belgium and was a member of the Novartis Pharma European Executive Committee. Mr. Rossi joined Novartis from Merck Canada and began his healthcare career with Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Rossi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University. In addition, Mr. Rossi received a Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University in Montreal focused on Pharmaceutical Marketing.
Dr. D. Lorne Tyrrell
Dr. Tyrrell is the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)/Glaxo SmithKline Chair in Virology in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta. Since 1986, he has focused his research on viral hepatitis. Supported by CIHR and Glaxo Canada, Dr. Tyrrell’s work on the development of antiviral therapy resulted in the licensing of the first oral antiviral agent to treat chronic hepatitis B infection – lamivudine - in 1998. Dr. Tyrrell holds 22 international patents for his studies on viral hepatitis. Dr. Tyrrell was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry from 1994 – 2004 at the University of Alberta and is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Gairdner Foundation. The Canada Gairdner International Awards recognizes excellence in medical science research globally. Dr. Tyrrell has received numerous prestigious awards including the Gold Medal of the Canadian Liver Foundation (2000), the FNG Starr Award of the Canadian Medical Association (2004), the Principal Award of the Manning Awards Foundation (2005) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). Dr. Tyrrell was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2002. In April 2010, D. Lorne Tyrrell was appointed as the inaugural director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology at the University of Alberta. On April 28, 2011, Dr. Tyrrell was inducted to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.