Michael Dixon, C.P.A. Venture Partner
Michael Dixon, CPA CA has over 18 years of experience working in an executive role for venture-backed companies. As CEO of Therillia Development Company Inc., Mr. Dixon oversees the development of therapeutic assets of interest to Therillia’s shareholders, including dalcetrapib. Prior to his role in Therillia, Mr. Dixon was Chief Financial Officer of Gemin X Pharmaceuticals. At Gemin X he structured and negotiated equity financings leveraged with venture debt and other forms of non-dilutive capital to fund the company’s Canadian and US operations over an 11-year period. Gemin X was successfully sold to Cephalon (now Teva), at the time one of the largest private biotech deals in Canada. Prior to Gemin X, Mr. Dixon was Interim COO and Vice President Finance at Morphometrix Technologies, a medical device company specialized in the automation of cervical cancer screening. Mr Dixon began his career at Price Waterhouse with a focus on compliance services for entrepreneurial businesses, strategic financial modeling and management information systems. Mr. Dixon received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and his Chartered Accountant designation while at Price Waterhouse.