Stéphane Bédard, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bédard is the founder of B-TEMIA and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Prior to his work at B-TEMIA, Mr. Bédard was the founder and Chief Operating Officer of Victhom Human Bionics…
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from 2000 to 2009 where he participated in raising $45 Million and introducing the world’s first bionic knee to the market – the POWER KNEE™. Mr. Bédard holds numerous international patents in the field of biomechatronics. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and pursued doctoral studies in Biomechatronics from Université Laval in Quebec City.
Jonathan Blanshay, Director
Mr. Blanshay has served on the Board of Directors of B-TEMIA since March, 2011. Mr. Blanshay founded Revision Military Inc, a world leader in protective soldier solutions in 2001 and currently serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.
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In this role, Mr. Blanshay is responsible for all elements of corporate strategy, revenue generation and business development. The company employs over 300 people globally, and is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec with additional facilities in Vermont, USA and Luxembourg. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and has a strong background in finance and sales, having run a variety of small to mid-cap merchant banking funds in both Canada and the United Kingdom. Prior to founding Revision, Mr. Blanshay held financial management positions with the Royal Bank of Canada, and First Marathon Securities amongst others. He is a current and past director of a number of other companies, both public and private.
Neil Murdoch, Director
Mr. Murdoch has served on the Board of Directors at B-TEMIA since October, 2014. He is an active investor and has served on the boards of many private and public companies, including his current portfolio of businesses. He is the former President of Aston Hill Asset Management, having retired in December 2015.
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Mr. Murdoch has a strong track record of leadership and execution in the retail investment world. In late 2003 Mr. Murdoch founded Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. where, as CEO and President, he raised over $2.5 billion in new assets before Aston Hill acquired the firm in 2013. Prior thereto, he was Executive Vice-President and Portfolio Manager at AIC Group of Funds. Mr. Murdoch joined AIC in 1993 when the firm managed only $150 million in assets and was instrumental in its growth to over $15 billion as one of the three principals of the business. The funds he managed were the winners of numerous investment awards.
In addition to his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, Mr. Murdoch also received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Murdoch is a member of the McGill Faculty of Management Faculty Advisory Board and a judge in the Dobson Cup start up competition. He is also active in the community, having co-founded Operation Guardian Force and having been a Governor at Appleby College and on the board of Gold Medal Plates.
Mr. Murdoch and his wife Gisele live in Oakville Ontario and have three children.
Sanjeev Sharma, Director
Dr. Sharma has served on the Board of Directors of B-TEMIA since March, 2015. Dr. Sanjeev Sharma is an accomplished visionary leader driven to improve health service delivery both in Canada, and globally.
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Dr. Sharma was the founding CEO, and is currently a Director, of Wellpoint Health Services. During his 8 years of leadership, Wellpoint grew from a single office in 2005, to become one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing occupational health and safety providers, providing clinical services to over 200,000 Canadians.
He has held leadership positions in both Canadian institutions and global corporations. His corporate experience includes working with the senior Global leadership team of Belgium-based AGFA Imaging and serving as Global Director of Product Management with Baxter Healthcare. At Baxter, his team worked on industry leading integration of medical devices with wireless application software.
Currently he is an active investor and entrepreneur, having supported multiple start-ups in the health care, and technology verticals. He is a Founding Member of New York based MedPro Investors. Focused on revolutionary developments in healthcare, MedPro is a rapidly growing international organization, with members from 10 countries. In addition, Dr. Sharma provides Board level expertise to Canadian businesses, North American organizations, and most recently global organizations.
Dr. Sharma completed medical school at McMaster University, post-graduate training at the University of Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.