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Leadership

Board of Directors

Paul Geyer

CEO, Nimbus Synergies

Paul is a successful medtech entrepreneur, angel investor, and experienced board member. In 1991, he founded Mitroflow International Inc., a tissue heart valve company. 

Paul grew the company from nine employees to more than 125, selling it to Sulzer Medica in 1999 for more than $50M. In 2001, Paul started Medical Ventures (now Neovasc), a specialty vascular device company. As CEO until 2008, Paul raised over $40M in equity financing and grew the company’s product portfolio through internal development and the acquisition of three companies. Paul is currently Executive Chair of LightIntegra Technology Inc., a spinoff from Canadian Blood Services that has developed the ThromboLUX technology, used to determine platelet quality for blood transfusions.

Dr. Ray Muzyka

CEO, ThresholdImpact

Angel investor in technology, health/biotech/medical innovations, founding partner of CDL, social enterprise at ThresholdImpact. Co-founder/former CEO BioWare, past emergency/family med MD, Ivey MBA.

Ray Muzyka co-founded BioWare (www.bioware.com) in the early 1990s after completing his MD. He practiced full-time rural locum tenens Emergency/Family Med for two years, then medicine transitioned to part-time rural locums for the next decade as his second career for the next two decades focused on his role as BioWare’s CEO. When BioWare was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2007, Ray became an SVP and Group GM of the BioWare division of EA for the following five years.

Ray retired from BioWare/EA in late 2012, with his third career chapter at ThresholdImpact (www.thresholdimpact.com) mentoring entrepreneurs in medical innovations and social enterprise technology. He is an active angel impact investor (https://angel.co/ray-muzyka) across North America.

He was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2018, AIAS’s Hall of Fame in 2011, Alberta’s Business Hall of Fame in 2018, received the Venture Capital Association of Alberta’s Rod Charko Service Award in 2019, and Canada’s Top 40 under 40, among other awards.

Tom Urban

Founder, Agribusiness Advisors

Tom began his professional career with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1988 in the Mergers and Acquisition group in New York and Los Angeles. 

After spending two years with Goldman, Tom left to join the world leader in agricultural seeds, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, as the Country Manager of Romania based in Bucharest. After returning to Business School and a brief period as a business case writer at the Harvard Graduate School of Business, Tom continued his work with Pioneer as the Director of Marketing for the French operation based in Toulouse, France.

In 1998, Pioneer was purchased by E.I. DuPont de Nemours and, in 1999, Tom moved to Paris, France to head their worldwide cereals seed business. In 2002, Tom returned to the U.S. as a Director in the DuPont strategic planning group where he focused on DuPont’s agriculture portfolio including seed, crop chemicals and soy protein.

In 2004, Tom left DuPont to join the early-stage forestry genetics company, CellFor, Inc. and served as CellFor’s CEO until 2012 when the Company was sold to ArborGen, the market leader in the forestry genetics market.

In 2013, Tom founded Agribusiness Advisors to focus in two areas. First was to work with early stage companies as an advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors. Second was investing in promising technology and management teams in the agricultural space.
Tom received his undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and a Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Lawrence Buchan

CEO and Co-founder, Arbutus Medical Inc.

Lawrence Buchan co-founded Arbutus Medical in 2014 alongside research colleagues from the University of British Columbia, and was appointed CEO in 2018. 

Lawrence has raised over $5M in capital for Arbutus Medical, has been a co-inventor on 2 patents, with 5 peer reviewed publications in the field of orthopaedics. He was named to the BC Business 30 Under 30 in 2020, and Top 35 BC Healthcare CEOs by BestStartup.ca in 2022.

Lawrence obtained his undergraduate degree (honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and Masters (honours) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of British Columbia MASc. 

Laura Cassin

Investment Associate, Nimbus Synergies

Board Observer

Ayotunde Aladejana

Investment Analyst, Grand Challenge Canada

Board Observer

Management

Michael Cancilla

Sr. Director of Product, Co-Founder

Geoff Borgmann

Director of Trauma Sales

Teresa Pang

Director of Finance

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Peter O'Brien

Founding Medical Advisor

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Associate Professor Emeritus & Associate Head, Academic
Department of Orthopaedics (Orthopaedic Trauma)
University of British Columbia

Dr. Scott Nelson

Founding Medical Advisor

Orthopedic Surgeon
Chief of Surgery, Hôpital Adventiste, Port au Prince, Haiti
Associate Professor Orthopedic Surgery, Loma Linda University

Dr. Jeffrey Potter

Founding Medical Advisor

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics (Orthopaedic Trauma)
University of British Columbia

Dr. Greg Pereira

Co-Lead Consultant, Skeletal Traction Product Design Group

Duke Orthopedic Resident PGY5, University of Pennsylvania (MD), Co-Founder MSK Curbsider, 

John Kodosky - DHSc, MPAS, PA-C

Co-Lead Consultant, Skeletal Traction Product Design Group

Orthopedic Trauma Physician Assistant at UT Health San Antonio/ Trauma Clinic Medical Director/ Clinical Instructor UT Health San Antonio PA Program/ Medical Science Liaison Arbutus Medical

Resident Advisory Board

Dr. Ryan DeAngelis

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Dr. Dhanar Damodar

Residency – Ryder Trauma Center
Currently practicing at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery

Dr. Ryan DeAngelis

Dr. Mitch Scull

Dr. Allen Nedley

Dr. Dhanar Damodar

Dr. Landon Polakof

Investors and Funding Partners