Meet Our Team

Frank Florio

SVP, Strategy &

Business Development

Frank, as an accomplished healthcare and life sciences industry executive, is passionate about cultivating and commercializing innovation in the marketplace.  He leads the development of the company’s enterprise strategy and related growth plans, helping to architect the company’s technology into market leading products/solutions, leading to commercialization. He is also involved in realizing a number of successful large grants and interfacing with external stakeholders. Frank also leads Myant Ventures, a new Myant entity that supports strategic growth, attracting promising start-ups into our innovation hub, and evaluation of M&A targets while leveraging his global experience and skills related to governance and strategic operations.

Previously, Frank served in a number of executive roles for BD - a global medical technology, life sciences and diagnostics company.  He held country President roles in Canada and Japan in addition to several senior roles in US-based headquarters and business divisions over his tenure.  Earlier in his career, he worked for Siemens Canada and Nortel Networks in a variety of finance management and commercial operations roles.

Frank has been an active member within the healthcare industry, advocating for increased market access for innovations through previous board roles at MedTech Canada, TOHealth and the Japan Medical Devices and Diagnostics Industry Association. He is Chairperson of OBIO, an industry organization dedicated to advancing Canada’s SME competitive edge in life sciences and health technology innovation leading to commercialization. At the McMaster Seed Fund, he is an appointed Investment Committee member supporting entrepreneurial business ventures of the university’s students. On a personal level, he also plays a mentor and advisor role to start-ups within the innovation ecosystem.

Frank holds an Executive MBA from Queen’s University and an Honours Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Frank was granted the ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors and the Rotman School of Business and is a certified board professional.