Livio Di FrancescoInterim General Manager
Isabelle TrempeVice President, Business Development
Susan EmblemVP Human Resources & Corporate Communications
Jean De SerresVP Scientific Affairs
Dr De Serres joined Paladin Labs in October 2014 as VP Scientific Affairs.
An MD by training with a M.Sc in public health and MBA in Bio-pharma industries, he has cofounded MedDiscovery, a Swiss biotech in urology, Biomilestones and Gestion BD, consulting firms in marketing for biopharmaceuticals. He is a board member of MedDiscovery, Cadens Medical Imaging and has served in the past on the board on multiple organizations such as BioQuebec, Montreal InVivo and the Canadian College of Family Physicians.
He was previously CEO at Héma-Quebec, an organization of 1300 employees and $400M in revenue where he launched the stem cells production including a new plant. He was named manager of the year in 2003 for his success in cost-efficiency and development.
He was previously VP R&D, Regulatory and In-licensing for Jubilant/Draximage/HolisterStier where he led the development and launch of products in imaging, oncology and allergy.
From 1999 to 2005, he was Medical Director and General Manager at CSL Behring with sales mostly in hematology and immunology. From 1996 to 1999, he was Director of public health in the Ottawa area. Previously, he was in charge of teaching units as McGill University and a practicing physician in emergency and family medicine. He has given over 1000 presentations on pharmaceuticals, medicine and management.
Mike PattersonVP Commercial Operations
As Vice President of Commercial Operations at Paladin, Mike has overall responsibility for the success of all Marketing, Sales, Market Access and Pricing functions. Before joining Paladin, Mike held the position of Head of Sales with Eisai Canada and was a member of Eisai’s Executive Team. Prior to joining Eisai, Mike was the Director of Sales at GlaxoSmithKline, responsible for the Oncology and rare disease portfolios as well as the primary care business in Atlantic Canada.
Throughout his career, Mike has demonstrated a strong ability to solve complex business issues and achieve results through building exceptional teams. Mike holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and continues to be an active volunteer in numerous charitable endeavors.