Started career as Respiratory Therapist and got involved in research part time then full time. Some of my research was on medical devices (most was critical care) and I was attracted into business starting as a manager for home care then working my way into medical device companies as Director of Sales then NA Marketing Manager for Fortune 200 healthcare division. Moved into VP for global medical device company in US, then came back to Canada and did some consulting, stints as VP of Marketing for a healthcare consulting firm and another as provider. Introduced 12 medical devices to market (national and global) in one capacity or another, started two companies, consulted on med dev, published in medical literature 125 times, editor for medical journal, 4 patents, written textbook used in Canada, US and Saudi Arabia. I was invited to join this venture to commercialize it four years ago and we are ready to do just that.