John Lorriman, a pioneer in the concept of insuring mortgages in Canada, has over 35 years of diverse experience in the insurance business. In addition to his involvement in creating Benesure, he has played a critical role in building insurance programs for almost every major Canadian bank and some of Canada’s largest retailers. Currently John is a Director in the BeauVest group of companies focused on direct investments as venture capital.
Ambrish Jaiswal has over 20 years of international banking and insurance experience including holding the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer positions of the reinsurance arm of a major Canadian bank. In addition to financial management and reinsurance expertise, he has experience in actuarial valuations, statutory reporting, audit, risk, and treasury management. Currently he is Managing Director of the BeauVest group of companies focused on direct investments as venture capital.
STEPHEN IRELAND, BSc
Former senior vice-president business development at TransTech Pharma, Mr. Ireland has been involved in the pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and biotech industries for more than 25 years. He managed transactions in 2006 and 2010 with Pfizer and Forest Laboratories respectively, valued in excess of $2 billion in potential upfront fees and milestones each with recurring double digit royalties. Mr. Ireland brings international experience in business development, clinical development, research, sales, marketing, and executive management to Roadmap Capital. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honours, Major in Biological Sciences from Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
IMED ZINE, PhD, PEng
After completing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters in RF Engineering, Mr. Zine earned a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, AB, Canada, in 2006 with a focus on nanotechnology and MEMS engineering. He joined CMC Microsystems in 2007 as a Senior Engineer in Micro and Nanotechnology Fabrication. Mr. Zine was involved with projects related to GaN MMIC (microwave monolithic integrated circuits) process, MEMS and nanotechnology related products. In 2010 Mr. Zine moved to the Business Development department to work as a Technology Advisor, Microsystems and Nanotechnology where he worked on projects in photonics, printed electronics and packaging.