Nick DiPietro

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Nick is an accomplished and proven entrepreneur/business executive. He was the President and COO for Patheon Inc. from 1989 to 2009. He presided over the establishment of Patheon Inc. as a global leader in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services. Through acquisitions and organic growth, Patheon grew from a small operation in Fort Erie Ontario, to a company with a network of 14 facilities in 5 countries, 7,000 employees and $700 million in revenue.

His educational background includes an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and an MBA from McMaster University.

Nick retired from Patheon in May 2009. He is now President and CEO of Natacor Inc. -­‐ a venture capital and management services company. Nick founded Natacor to provide strategic, business development, and operations support primarily to early stage life sciences companies.

Nick is on the Board of Trustees for Brock University; is on the Board of Directors and on the Advisory Boards of several start-­‐up companies; is a cofounder of the Niagara Angel Network of Investors and he is the Executive In Residence for the Innovate Niagara the Niagara Regional Innovation Centre.