Colin Garrioch, MSc

Regional Director, NPC-Ontario

Colin is a strategic commercialization ally with a powerful combination of expertise in scientific research and business development. He brings over a decade of experience in pharmaceutical marketing and contract research industries, as well as a highly analytical and collaborative approach to building mutually-beneficial business relationships.

Colin has an extensive background in pharmaceutical marketing, giving him in-depth knowledge of healthcare marketing strategy and the Canadian marketing landscape. His expertise, critical thinking, and systematic approach to finding client-oriented solutions helped him exceed sales targets for five consecutive years, securing key accounts with clients such as Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Novartis, and Pfizer.

During his time at Nutrasource Diagnostics, a contract research organization, he helped a diverse roster of science-based companies at various stages of the product development cycle, working closely with them to provide services such as clinical trials, product analytics, and regulatory advice. This in-depth experience coupled with his formal scientific education is central to his ability to provide strategic guidance and advice to the clients working in and around the commercialization of natural products at NPC.

Colin’s career in both academic and private sector organizations serves him well in his day-to-day interactions with large and small companies, not-for-profits, investors, government agencies, and research institutions in Ontario. His experience and critical thinking provide valuable insights into the challenges and growth opportunities for natural product developers and start-up companies and are equally valuable to those looking to partner with those entities in investment or other ventures.

Colin received his Masters of Science (Human Health and Nutritional Sciences) from the University of Guelph. He volunteers his time and expertise to numerous boards including the Ontario Pharmaceutical Marketing Association (Past President), and Lambton College: Technology Access Centre for Applied Research for Natural Products & Medical Cannabis (Advisory Board Member). He is located at the University of Guelph, NPC’s node partner in Ontario.