Our Team is
Peter van der Velden, MBA, MSc.
Managing General Partner
With 28 years of investment and operating experience, Peter has participated in building companies from start-up through to expansion in the life sciences, information technology, and consumer... Read More
Gerry Brunk, MBA
With over 28 years of investment, consulting and entrepreneurial experience in the health care industry, Gerry has helped build life sciences companies at all stages of development. He focuses on... Read More
Beni Rovinski, Ph.D.
With over 30 years of investment, operational, managerial and research experience in the healthcare industry, Beni has helped build life sciences companies at all stages of development. Known both as... Read More
Daniel Hétu, M.D., MBA
With over 20 years of investment banking, corporate development, and licensing and investment experience, Daniel has been involved with life sciences companies at all stages of development in North... Read More
Jacki Jenuth, Ph.D.
Partner and COO
With over 20 years of life science, IT and business development executive-level experience, Jacki is a key member of the senior investment team sourcing, conducting diligence on, structuring deals... Read More
Lu Han, Ph.D.
Lu is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieving their goals being a co-founder of a start-up company prior to joining Lumira Ventures in late 2014 as an analyst and later promoted to Director... Read More
Brent Norton, M.D., MBA, ICD.D
With over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, Dr. Norton uses his cross-functional knowledge to develop strategy, raise capital and build important relationships in the academic and... Read More
Richard Glickman, L.L.D. (Hon)
Dr. Richard M. Glickman is one of Canada’s best known and most successful healthcare entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder and the chairman of Aurinia Pharma Corp., the founding Chairman of the Board... Read More
David Novak M.Sc.
David Novak joined the Lumira team in 2022 as a venture partner with a focus on developing public market investment strategies that leverage and build on the Lumira franchise. Mr. Novak brings to... Read More
Nikhil joined Lumira Ventures in March 2019. Having spent his entire career in the healthcare industry, he is keen to use his broad expertise to help inventors and entrepreneurs bring clinically... Read More
Suman Rao, Ph.D.
Suman comes from a strong life science background, with special expertise in oncology and developing multi-targeted strategies to treat advanced cancers. Suman joined Lumira in 2021 as an Associate... Read More
Baye Galligan, MA, HBA
Baye Galligan joined Lumira Ventures' Toronto office as an analyst in 2017. She focuses on business and technical due diligence and analyses of investment opportunities, as well as financial analysis... Read More
Alice Luo, Ph.D.
Alice joined the Lumira Ventures as a full-time member in January 2022, following her successful experience of being selected in 2021 as part of the inaugural class of the Lumira Venture Innovation... Read More
Theodore Witek DrPH, MBA
Dr. Witek served Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals for nearly 25 years where he held various pharmacology and clinical research positions, including Director of Respiratory and Immunology Clinical... Read More
Vasco Larcina, CPA, CA
Contributing over 20 years of senior financial management and audit experience, Vasco is a key member of senior management working closely with our investment team, external auditors and other... Read More
Accounting / Office Manager
With over 25 years of financial and office management experience, Dahlia is a key member of the operations team responsible for the day-to-day operational and financial administration of Lumira... Read More
Michael Leung, CPA, CA, CFA
Michael joined Lumira Ventures in August 2022; as Controller, Michael will focus on the finance, legal, and operations of the Lumira investment funds. He will continue to enhance the implementation... Read More
Communications and Impact Specialist
Alyssia joined the Lumira Ventures team in September 2021 as a Junior Analyst. Prior to joining the team, Alyssia completed an honors BSc degree in biology, majoring in genetics from Western... Read More