As Vice-President of Mitacs, Jesse is responsible for strategy and leads a large national business development team. Working under a mandate to help foster Canadian innovation, he works with the world’s most innovative companies, helping to structure and support their R&D strategy with universities across the globe. Jesse has been working in business development at Mitacs since 2009. He has also served on the board of directors of several organizations, including the centre for Applied Mathematics in Biology and Medicine. Jesse holds a graduate degree from Concordia University in Human Systems Intervention.