Meet our Management Team

Antibe’s senior team is based in Toronto, Canada. We are supported by a global network of advisors and subject matter experts covering scientific, clinical and regulatory affairs, and business development.

Having first met him in university, Antibe’s founder, John Wallace, reconnected with Dan nearly 30 years later, seeking to tap his talent for leading senior teams in building best-in-class ventures.

Trained as a corporate lawyer and as an air force rescue pilot, Dan’s career has evolved to focus on high-growth, mostly technology-based companies. His CEO-level experience includes organizations specializing in data analytics, IT and consumer marketing.

He has served on the boards of directors of International Save the Children and of Green Shield Canada, a leading health benefits administrator. Dan continues to serve as a board member and advisor to several companies and not-for-profit organizations.


JD   Queen’s University, Canada


Law Society of Upper Canada

New York State Bar, USA

Dan’s leadership experience began with eight years as a military pilot, principally as an air rescue captain.

“We think we’ve solved one of the significant, long-standing medical problems of our time.”

John is widely recognized as an expert in gastrointestinal inflammation and in the development of innovative anti-inflammatory medicines. In the mid-1990s, he co-founded NicOx and chaired its Scientific Advisory Board. (NicOx was the first company to achieve regulatory approval for drugs using gasotransmitters.)

John and his research colleagues are credited with identifying one of the main mechanisms of damage to the stomach by NSAIDs. More recently, he was the first to uncover hydrogen sulfide’s anti-inflammatory properties, leading to the formation of Antibe Therapeutics.

He is Founding Director of the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute at McMaster University and former President of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.


PhD Medical Science  University of Toronto, Canada
Postdoctoral studies at Wellcome Research Laboratories, UK
MBA  University of Birmingham, UK


Brazilian Academy of Science

British Pharmacological Society

Royal Society of Canada

Adj. Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology 
University of Calgary, Canada
Adj. Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology  University of Toronto, Canada

John received the Premier’s Summit Award in Innovation in 2009, financially the largest prize awarded to an individual scientist in Canada. He is also the recipient of the 2011 William Harvey Medal from the William Harvey Institute in London, UK. John was awarded the Heymans Foundation Medal in 2013—one of only twelve scientists so honored since the foundation was established nearly 50 years ago.

As research delivers new insights into the deep biology of hydrogen sulfide, we are widening our exploration of its therapeutic potential.”

Following his medical training, Dr. Joseph (“Joe”) Stauffer practiced frontline medicine for a decade, including eight years as a US Navy general practice physician. He then joined the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Medical Review Officer for anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs, subsequently being recruited by Abbott Laboratories as Global Medical Director.

Over the succeeding years, Joe led clinical operations, regulatory and medical affairs teams at Alpharma and Ikaria, each of which was acquired in $1.6 billion cash transactions. He was also instrumental in guiding the clinical development programs that underpinned equity raises totaling more than $250 million for Cara Therapeutics, a developer of novel chemical entities to treat post-operative pain and chronic itch in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).


DO   Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

Anesthesiology Residency  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, University Hospital, USA

MBA  New York University, USA; London School of Economics, UK; Hautes Etudes Commerciales, France

Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research


American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists

College on Problems of Drug Dependence
Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association


Joe is a founding member of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (“IMMPACT”), which became an official public-private partnership between pharmaceutical companies, the FDA, the National Institutes of Health, academia and patient advocacy organizations across the US.

“Antibe represents one of the few truly novel platforms in the field, and I look forward to playing a role in navigating its drug pipeline through the later stages of clinical development.”

As a scientist and drug development executive, David has extensive experience in bringing drugs from early investigation to regulatory approval. Acting as a product development consultant for several major pharmaceutical firms, he has advanced treatments for bacterial infections and disorders of the central nervous and gastrointestinal systems.

David headed the Clinical Anti-infectives Unit for Bayer Inc. He also served as Vice President, Pharmaceutical Business Unit for Focus Technologies USA; Vice President, Preclinical Development for Affinium Pharmaceuticals; and Vice President, Preclinical Development for NeurAxon.

 PhD Clinical Pathology and Biochemistry  University of Toronto, Canada

“I value the opportunity to develop a platform that validates a novel NSAID—a drug that can improve the quality of life for so many people suffering from daily pain.”

Alain is a seasoned CFO and consultant to private and public companies. He is a founding partner of Revelstoke Partners, a boutique consulting firm focused on assisting mid-market companies in challenging circumstances, such as extreme growth or a fundamental change in business model.

He was founder and former Head of the Toronto Office of Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he was instrumental in growing the office to more than 50 people. Alain was also elected senior partner at Mercer worldwide.


MBA  International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland

BComm (Honours)  Queen’s University, Canada


“I see Antibe’s mission in the context of my own family—my grandfather had major stomach surgery because of NSAIDs.”

Scott brings a unique perspective to funding and growing healthcare companies from his broad capital markets experience, where he was able to leverage his academic background in life sciences and computer engineering. His interest in biotechnology was sparked by the Human Genome Project and his studies in biomedical computing.


Prior to Antibe, he was an investment banking professional with Bloom Burton & Co., a leading healthcare-focused investment dealer and advisory firm. Scott was also an Equity Research Analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald Canada where his coverage included Specialty Pharma.


MEng Computer Engineering  University of Toronto, Canada
BComp Biomedical Computing  Queen’s University, Canada


CFA® Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst)
CFA Institute


“What struck me about Antibe from the beginning was that they were targeting a massive medical problem with a disruptive, best-in-class technology.”

With more than 25 years of experience in the design and management of new drug development programs, Craig is an expert in gaining regulatory approval in key markets worldwide. His work has involved corporate representation at regulatory agencies, including the FDA, Health Canada, MHRA (UK), and the EMA (EU).

Craig has extensive expertise in evaluating and collaborating with partners and vendors to carry out nonclinical projects and human clinical studies. He is also highly experienced in establishing drug manufacturing readiness for clinical trials.

 PhD Microbiology  University of Glasgow, UK
Postdoctoral studies as Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University, USA

“In a landscape dominated by specialized drugs for rare diseases, I’m excited to work on a pipeline that targets safer analgesia for billions of people.”

With more than 20 years of capital markets experience in life sciences, Christina’s background includes positions in investment banking, equity sales and investor relations.

As Director of Investor Relations for Medicago, a clinical-stage biopharma company, she managed investor outreach across North America and Europe, driving an increase in market capitalization from $65M to an acquisition value exceeding $350M. During her tenure, she was involved in raising more than $60M in new capital, ranking it at the top of Canadian biotech equity financings in 2011.

Previously, at Equicom, she counseled life science executives on day-to-day investor relations activities. Christina’s early investment banking experience at HSBC and Vengate Capital provided her with a deep understanding of capital markets and a breadth of industry and investor contacts.


BBA  Wilfred Laurier University, Canada


“At Antibe, what drives me is the dramatic difference our drugs could make to the lives of millions of patients.”

A business development executive and scientist, Ella was most recently Vice President, Business Development for Advanced Proteome Therapeutics, a publicly traded biopharma company.

Earlier, she was Global Brand Manager for Nordion, where she was responsible for product marketing in the US and Asia. As Director of Business Development for IMV (NASDAQ: IMV), she spearheaded its critical licensing deal with Merck.
MSc Medical Genetics  University of Toronto, Canada
MBA  Dalhousie University, Canada

Ella is founding CEO and director of TO Health!, a unique platform to convene the Toronto Region Health Cluster and develop the biotech sector — launched by the Toronto Region Board of Trade and incubated by MaRS Discovery District.

“When it comes to building strong partnerships, there’s no substitute for relationships, reputation and good data!”

As a communicator and strategist, Philip has been contributing to the Antibe project since 2006. Over his career, he has been a senior advisor in pharma, dental products, medical devices, fintech, and a range of internet and IT technologies.

He is co-founder of Simon/Ross + Associates, which became the world’s leading Apple-focused computer training company, and a former lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.


MBA  Harvard Business School, USA

BCom  McGill University, Canada

Philip was co-founder and marketing head of Workfire Networks, a breakthrough internet infrastructure company acquired for $100 million by Packeteer.

“The year I began working with Antibe, my mom had emergency surgery because of NSAIDs … so this is personal!”


This is an external link. Click “OK” to continue.