Meet The Team

JOSEPH ARAUJO

Chief Science Officer & Director

  • President and CEO of InterVivo Solutions, which is focused on optimizing translational services to facilitate the  development and approval of novel CNS drugs

  • Graduate training in pharmacology at the  University of Toronto

  • More than 35 refereed publications and several invited presentations, which focus on natural aged  canine models of human disease.

  • Has co-founded, held executive level positions and consulted for Life Science  companies including CanCog Technologies, Vivocore, Karyopharm Therapeutics, NPM Pharma, Ketogen, and Epione Animal Health. 

  • Has done extensive research examining psychoactive drugs.

MALIK SLASSI

Scientific Advisor

  • Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Fluorinov Pharma Inc. acquired by Trillium in January 2016.

  • Over 30 years of experience in the successful identification and development of small molecule drug candidates across multiple therapeutic areas

  • Former Director and Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry and Manufacturing & Drug Development at NPS Pharmaceuticals and Cascade Therapeutics respectively

  • Worked on numerous multinational R&D collaborations including with Hoechst AG (Sanofi-Aventis), AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Forest Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline, and Memory Pharmaceuticals.

  • Strong track record of drug development with over 20 drug candidates advanced into late-stage preclinical, clinical development and market.

  • An inventor with over 130 issued and published patents and patent applications, and author of more than 65 scientific and review articles published in international peer reviewed journals.

  • Holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Claude Bernard, Lyon, France and completed his postdoctoral work in the Chemistry Department at the University of Montreal, Canada.

MANAGEMENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James Lanthier

CEO

A seasoned technology executive with strong expertise in corporate finance, public markets and M&A. Most recently, Mr. Lanthier was a co-founder and CEO of Future Fertility, an innovative early stage developer of AI applications for human infertility.  As a C-Suite executive, Mr. Lanthier has assisted in the growth and successful exit of numerous technology-enabled businesses through the public markets, including Mood Media, the world’s largest in-store media provider, and Fun Technologies, a pioneer in online casual games.

Jason Atkinson

VP Corporate Development

A finance professional with experience in private equity, venture capital, investment banking and corporate finance. He has played a key role in raising capital and providing advisory services to private and publicly listed entities across multiple industries. He holds an MBA from the Degroote School of Business and is a CFA Charterholder.

James Passin

Director

A 19-year hedge fund and private equity fund veteran with a deep experience in emerging market equities and venture capital. James is a director of BDSec JSC, the largest investment bank in Mongolia, where he was awarded the Friendship Medal by the Mongolian state. Formerly a Principal at New York-based Firebird Management LLC, James has been called a “Daredevil  Investor” by the New York Times and “the Indiana Jones of Frontier Stock Markets” by the Financial Times.

Richard Patricio

Director

Qualified lawyer (Ontario) with over 15 years of experience working with and for public companies. He has built a number of mining companies with global operations and spent 10 years with a TSX-listed investment company focused in the early-stage investment space. Mr. Patricio holds and has held senior officer and director positions in several companies that are listed on the TSX, ASX, NYSE and AIM exchanges.

Philip Williams

Director

More than 20 years of finance industry experience. His diverse experience includes roles as C-Suite Executive, as a sell-side research analyst, in fund management, managing director of investment banking and sits on the Board of several public companies in Canada

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