Dane Bedward is a seasoned strategic thinker and business problem solver. He is experienced as an entrepreneur in startup companies and a senior executive/intrapreneur in large, multinational corporations (Johnson and Johnson Inc., Nordion Inc. and Genzyme Corp.). Coming from a business-oriented immigrant family, he started his apprenticeship early in life, working alongside his grandfather, who founded the Ottawa-based Brown’s Cleaners chain of dry cleaners. He learned the importance of perseverance, good financial management and customer satisfaction early in life.
Mr. Bedward’s passion is global commercialization of innovative products. His cultural sensitivity has been developed through various international assignments in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the E.U. His more than 25 years of experience has given him tremendous insight into all aspects of business management: commercialization, financing, regulation, planning and the critical element - execution. As a member of both for-profit and not-for-profit boards, he has participated in developing corporate strategies, structures and procedures to ensure business success and stakeholder accountability.
Mr. Bedward is presently CEO of NBot Inc., a global strategic commercialization advisory company. He is also an entrepreneur in residence for Invest Ottawa, an executive fellow at Mistral Venture Partners and a mentor for companies with Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England. A University of Ottawa alumnus, he serves on the boards of the Capital Angel Network and the Ottawa Health and Life Sciences Cluster. He is a charter member and mentor at The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Ottawa chapter.