Brent Norton, M.D., MBA, ICD.D

Venture Partner

Current board roles

Aeterna Zentaris
ODS Medical
Ortho Regenerative Technologies

Previous board roles

Epic Capital Management
Medcurrent Corporation
Novadaq Technologies
Osler Bluff Ski Club
PLC Medical Systems


MD CM McGill University
MBA Ivey, Western University
ICD.D Rotman, University of Toronto

Industry affiliations

Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets (CAASA)
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Ontario and Canadian Medical Associations
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization

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 business community. Operationally, he has built R&D and commercial operations, led transactions with AstraZeneca, Atherogenics, Eli Lilly, L’Oreal, Parke Davis/Pfizer and others and taken products through the FDA to global out-licensing with Johnson & Johnson. His contributions to six companies have allowed early investors the opportunity to crystallize investment gains of over $2.5B.

Dr. Norton joined the firm in 2016 as a Venture Partner based in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, he is engaged as an advisor to several firms in the Local Toronto Life Sciences Ecosystem and is an Advisory Board member at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, a member of the Research Committee for CAMH, and a Director of Alpine Ontario. Prior to joining Lumira, Dr. Norton has had roles as President, CEO, and Executive Director of multiple life science companies and held a variety of board-level positions.

Dr. Norton holds his medical doctorate degree from McGill University, an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University and was granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors following the completion of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Business in Toronto.