Invitation to the Alumni Breakfast Speaker Series
Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and John Reid, President, CATAAlliance are pleased to welcome you to the next BioTech themed breakfast.
Chief Financial Officer, ArcticDX
"From Bench to Box - a genetic testing biotech start-up journey"
James Pelot will speak about evolution of genetic testing over the last ten years from the perspective of a biotech start up, and how the "firming up" of business models and the understanding of the value chain in that period has created sustainable business opportunities.
Mr. James Pelot
Chief Financial Officer,
Mr. Pelot was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Tm Bioscience Corporation until March of 2007. Tm Bioscience (now Luminex Molecular Diagnostics) is a leader in the field of development, manufacturing and commercialization of genetic tests. From his appointment in September 2001, Mr. Pelot was responsible for the development of the Company's infrastructure, securing capital, investor relations and financial reporting. Mr. Pelot's key accomplishments include raising in excess of $75 million in funds from public, private and governmental sources; graduating the Company to the TSX from the TSX - Venture stock exchange and registering the Company as a reporting issuer in the U.S. Prior to joining Tm Bioscience, Mr. Pelot was a co-founder of a wireless internet company acquired by InfoSpace and served in various executive roles within sales, marketing and finance both there and at Nortel Networks Limited. Mr. Pelot holds a B. Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Accountant.