Mark Smithyes

Content Creation, Film and Media Learning: Reinvented

Mark Smithyes
Director of Corporate Development

Mark is a transformational leader with over 25 years’ experience in management, business and corporate development, communications, and commercialization. His extensive career includes senior leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies as well as founding, running, and exiting a successful start-up venture in Life Sciences. In concert with his role at MediaU, Mark leads a boutique consulting firm where he takes a hands-on approach with start-ups to build internal competencies in the areas of strategy, financial forecasts, commercialization, building teams and cultures, communications, and early-stage fundraising. Mark is a regular contributor and speaker at industry conferences and has extensive corporate and nonprofit governance expertise. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Life Sciences Ontario and is a Director of Endeavour Consulting for Non-Profits. Mark holds a BA from Western University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and the Schulich School of Business.


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