Dr. Norton has over 25 years’ experience in the Life Science industry using his cross functional knowledge to develop strategy, raise capital and build important relationships in the academic and business community. Operationally, he has built R&D and commercial operations, led transactions with AstraZeneca, Atherogenics, Eli Lilly, L’Oreal, Parke Davis/Pfizer and others and taken products through the FDA to global out-licensing with Johnson & Johnson. His contributions to six companies have allowed early investors the opportunity to crystalize investment gains of over $2.5B.
Dr. Norton joined the firm in 2016 as a venture Partner based in Toronto, Ontario. In addition he is engaged as an advisor to several firms in the Local Toronto Life Sciences Ecosystem and is an Advisory Board member at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation, a member of the Research Committee for CAMH, and a Director of Alpine Ontario. Prior to joining Lumira Dr. Norton has had roles as President, CEO, and Executive Director of multiple life science companies and held a variety of board level positions.
Dr. Norton hold his medical doctorate degree from McGill University, an MBA from Ivey Business School at Western University and was granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors following the completion of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Business in Toronto.