Board of Directors
Mr. Janzen has been involved in the Life Sciences industry for the past 19 years. He currently is the Founder and President of NorthView Ventures, an entity which invests in and provides strategic advisory services to a number of technology companies. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Cardiome Pharma, a NASDAQ listed drug development company that raised over $300M from investors and completed over $1Billion in licensing deals during his tenure. In 2010 Cardiome’s lead product Brinavess was approved and launched in Europe by Merck. Prior to that, Mr. Janzen was an investment banker with Cormark Securities, acting as Managing Director of Life Sciences. Mr. Janzen is a past winner of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 award, is the past Chairman of Life Sciences British Columbia, has served as a Director of Biotech Canada and sits as a Director on a number of public and private boards.
Suzanne Foster, M.Ed, MPH
Mrs. Foster is a proven business leader, a breast cancer survivor, and a passionate patient advocate. As general manager of Medtronic Transformative Solutions, Mrs. Foster led the development and acquisition of several technologies that are improving the way critical procedures are performed and thereby advancing patient care. During her tenure at Medtronic, the business achieved double-digit revenue growth for the past seven years and experienced significant global market adoption.
Mrs. Foster is a frequent speaker on topics related to finding ways to advance technology and procedural innovation in breast cancer care. In March 2018, The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) awarded her with their Inspiration Award, which recognizes someone who has gone above and beyond towards improving breast cancer care. Mrs. Foster has also been recognized for her work in employee engagement and diversity. Notable achievements include:
— #1 Best Place to Work in New Hampshire, Business NH Magazine, 2014-2017
— Business Excellence Award in Manufacturing, New Hampshire Business Review, 2017
Mrs. Foster has a BA in Communication from University of New Hampshire, M.Ed in Psychology from Notre Dame College, JD Law from Suffolk Law School and a Masters in Public Health (Law and Health Policy) from Harvard School of Public Health.
Frank Prendergast, MD
Dr. Prendergast has held senior positions within Mayo Clinic: Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Director for Research, Mayo Clinic Rochester,‘89-‘92. Member of the Board of Governors for Mayo Clinic in Rochester; Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees,‘92-‘09; Mayo Clinic’s Board of Governors, ‘99-‘06. Mayo Distinguished Investigator, Emeritus Director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center and Emeritus Director of Mayo Center for Individualized Medicine.
Frank also served extensively for the National Institutes of Health, Board of Advisors for Division of Research Grants; National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council; Board of Scientific Advisors of National Cancer Institute; National Cancer Advisory Board.
He has received the following honors and awards: Rhodes Scholarship; DSc Purdue University and University West Indies, Outstanding Graduate from University West Indies; Outstanding Graduate College of Biological Sciences from University of Minnesota; Musgrave Gold Medal Institute of Jamaica.
Frank holds a medical degree with honors from University of West Indies; Oxford University Rhodes Scholar M.A. degree in physiology. After internal medicine residency at Mayo Clinic, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry at University of Minnesota/Mayo Graduate School.
Mr. Cleland is co-founder and principal at Roadmap Capital, and Portfolio Manager of the Roadmap Innovation Funds. Mr. Cleland has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours, 1992/97) from Harvard University and earned his CFA designation in 2001. He was founding portfolio manager at Northern Rivers Capital Management (“Northern Rivers”), where he managed the Northern Rivers Innovation Fund from May of 2001 until Northern Rivers was acquired by BluMont Capital in February of 2010. He co-founded Roadmap Capital Inc. in the summer of 2013. Roadmap and its investors have now invested more than $120M in VC-stage tech companies. Sectors include semiconductors, material sciences, and medical devices. Mr. Cleland is now a member of the Board of Directors of Ubilite Inc and Perimeter Medical Imaging, and is an observer on the Board of Peraso Technologies and MMB Networks. Prior to Northern Rivers, Mr. Cleland also held various roles at Midland Walwyn Capital and Interward Capital Corporation.
Imed Zine, PhD, PEng,
Mr. Zine is the Technology Principal at Roadmap Capital. After completing an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in RF Engineering, Mr. Zine earned a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary 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.