Sector Hospitals, Universities and Institutions
Client Robarts Research Institute
Role Building Start-Up
Challenge

The Robarts Research Institute was established in 1986. It is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences. Initially, it employed 100 people and had one major research grant. Mark was brought in to take the Institute to the next level, serving as its President and CEO and Scientific Director from 1993-2007.

Result

While at Robarts, Dr. Mark Poznansky helped raise $40 million annually. He grew the staff to 600 people and doubled the Institute's physical space. During his tenure, the Institute spun off 7 companies and repatriated 25 scientists, primarily from the U.S.