VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leading global yeast technology company, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its capital markets team with the appointment of Blair Jordan. Mr. Jordan has extensive experience and expertise in investment banking both in Canada and internationally in New York, London and Tokyo. Blair will work from the Renaissance head office in Vancouver, Canada and his appointment is effective immediately.
“Blair will be an outstanding resource for our senior management team as we seek to expand our company and take advantage of the investment and growth opportunities in the global food, beverage and clean technology industries that are being presented to Renaissance,” said Dr. John Husnik, Renaissance CEO. He added, “This appointment comes at a very important time in the company’s development and we are extremely pleased Blair has joined us.”
Mr. Jordan commented: “Renaissance is an innovator in the international yeast market – applying its yeast expertise to develop disruptive products for food, beverage and clean technology industries. The opportunity to work with such an outstanding business and scientific team is very exciting, as is the chance to participate in an investor-ready business with both an immediate commercial opportunity, and a significant global reach via their business partnerships. It is rare to find a business that has the potential to be so transformative across so many industries, combined with the already proven ability to commercialize and attract global partners. Renaissance is truly a company ready to move to the next level, and I am pleased to be part of this team.”
Mr. Jordan brings extensive capital markets and financing experience to Renaissance, having spent five years as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Echelon Wealth Partners, and another nine years at Credit Suisse. He also worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Bennett Jones, having obtained a law degree from UBC and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Blair’s expertise is wide ranging including having worked in many different technology sectors and also having more than a decade’s experience in international capital markets while based in New York, Tokyo and London. He is an active participant in Canadian capital markets, and specializes in working with high growth companies undergoing rapid commercial growth.
About Renaissance BioScience Corp.
Renaissance BioScience Corp., based in Vancouver, Canada, is a privately held applied life sciences company that develops novel, yeast-based, patent-protected technologies for the global food, beverage and clean technology industries. The wholly owned commercial subsidiaries of Renaissance BioScience Corp. include Renaissance Yeast Inc., which commercializes H2S-preventing wine and cider yeast; Bright Brewers Yeast Inc., which commercializes beer yeast technologies; and Renaissance Ingredients Inc., which commercializes acrylamide-reducing yeast. Detailed information about the Renaissance group of companies can be accessed at www.renaissancebioscience.com.
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