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About RDT

Rapid Dose Therapeutics, RDT, is a Canadian life sciences company which provides disruptive proprietary drug delivery technologies designed to improve patient outcomes.

Formed because of a recognized need to move drug delivery to a new level. RDT provides product innovation, production, and consultation to the pharmaceutical and healthcare manufacturing industry.
 

RDT’s Mission

“To create novel, convenient, enhanced rapid delivery therapeutics to improve healthcare outcomes for patients.”

Board of Directors

 

 

Mark Upsdell

CEO

Mark leads RDT – Rapid Dose Therapeutics, with a unique combination of global business and technology transformational growth experience. Mark’s ability to build high-performance growth oriented teams, including his strategically-selected executive management staff, has served as a growth catalyst to drive revenue results. Mark believes in innovation, strategy and people.

Prior to RDT, Mark was Senior Global Manager of Strategy and Planning at Cisco, and held director positions within Cisco and Hewlett Packard.

 

Ken Fox
Director

Ken is a CPA, CMA with over 25 years of corporate tax experience Notably, Ken led the development of the provincial audit strategy during the wind down of Ontario’s Corporate and Sales Tax programs, directing the activities of approximately 1000 provincial tax auditors. Ken also has significant experience in strategy and policy development, project management, change management, labour relations and organizational design.

 

Jason Lewis

SVP Business Development

Jason is an entrepreneurial executive with 28+ years of hands-on expertise in growing successful businesses within the healthcare marketing, sales productivity, and software development sectors. His experience is focused in pharmaceutical product launches, marketing, and consultation. Jason builds and manages high performance sales, marketing, and channel teams, develops creative business go-to-market strategies in high growth, mid and late stage venture backed and publicly traded companies.

A results-driven marketing leader, known for innovation and a unique mix of strategic, creative, operational and technical abilities — Jason’s dedication to ensuring success for brands is unwavering.

Previous to RDT, Jason was founder of PharmaComm and RemoteRep® in Ontario, Canada, Director of International Marketing Apotex, and VP of Marketforce a subsidiary of GSW.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Members

 

Mark Upsdell

CEO

Mark leads RDT – Rapid Dose Therapeutics, with a unique combination of global business and technology transformational growth experience. Mark’s ability to build high-performance growth oriented teams, including his strategically-selected executive management staff, has served as a growth catalyst to drive revenue results. Mark believes in innovation, strategy and people.

Prior to RDT, Mark was Senior Global Manager of Strategy and Planning at Cisco, and held director positions within Cisco and Hewlett Packard.

 

Jason Lewis

SVP Business Development

Jason is an entrepreneurial executive with 28+ years of hands-on expertise in growing successful businesses within the healthcare marketing, sales productivity, and software development sectors. His experience is focused in pharmaceutical product launches, marketing, and consultation. Jason builds and manages high performance sales, marketing, and channel teams, develops creative business go-to-market strategies in high growth, mid and late stage venture backed and publicly traded companies.

A results-driven marketing leader, known for innovation and a unique mix of strategic, creative, operational and technical abilities — Jason’s dedication to ensuring success for brands is unwavering.

Previous to RDT, Jason was founder of PharmaComm and RemoteRep® in Ontario, Canada, Director of International Marketing Apotex, and VP of Marketforce a subsidiary of GSW.

 

Kristina Shea, PMP

SVP, Marketing & Communications
Corporate Secretary

Kristina is a results driven leader with a proven track record for driving business growth and brand equity throughout diverse business sectors. Kristina has extensive experience in branding, strategy, digital communications, creative direction, social media and project management. She has a unique integrated marketing perspective from having worked in both the agency and corporate sides of business.

Prior to RDT, Kristina has worked with RBC, UBS Wealth Management, Xerox, Ontario Lung Association, insurance corporations, IIROC, OSC, CSA and women’s beauty and wellness brands.

 

Doug Hyland, CA, CPA

Manager, Systems & Processes

Doug is a highly respected corporate strategist and chartered accountant, focusing on assisting owners of privately held businesses with their business transition process. Doug’s expertise in the areas of taxation, finance and management provide corporations assists company management with transformative strategies intended to build business value. Doug has a wealth of experience in Canada and the United States and he has acted on international assignments for both Canadian and US clients seeking to expand their business investments within their industry.

His diverse strategic financial and business experience spans across multiple industries including manufacturing and distribution, financial services, technology, non-profit, and the health industry. Doug is a renowned thought leader, keynote speaker and recognized contributor of articles outlining the unique challenges of business transition and business wealth transfer techniques both while operating the business and upon exit.

In addition to RDT, Doug is currently acting as Director and Treasurer for OTEC (Ontario Tourism and Hospitality Industry). Prior to RDT, Doug was Director and VP Finance for the Mississauga Board of Trade, Elizabeth Fry Society. Doug is also the founding partner of Lemoine Hyland Chartered Accountants LLP, located in Mississauga, Ontario.

 

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