Cathy Miner

Managing Partner

email: cminer@shadowlakegroup.com
phone: 416-569-5105

Ms. Miner has the unique combination of over 25 years of Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial business experience.  Ms. Miner’s Fortune 500 career started at Procter and Gamble and then Schering-Plough, where at both companies she won awards for her outstanding leadership and business performance.  In 1999 Cathy founded Vital Science Corp. and created the skincare line dermaglow™.  This company was eventually targeted by and sold to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2010. At the time of the sale, dermaglow™ was selling in retail outlets throughout Canada, France, Sweden, Finland, the Middle East and Greece.  Since selling Vital Science Corp Ms. Miner has directed her focus to helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams.  During this time she has contributed to start-ups growing to multi-billion dollar market caps. 

Ms. Miner has received many awards over the years for her outstanding business performance both as a corporate employee and an entrepreneur.

Ms. Miner is an Honors graduate of Queen’s University.

 

John Proffett

Managing Partner

email: jproffett@shadowlakegroup.com

John Proffett has over 20 years of life sciences business development experience.  He participated and driven transactions ranging from discovery stage through multi-billion dollar M&A. John has experience in a wide range of therapeutic and technology areas, including central nervous system disorders, pain, autoimmune and rare diseases, oncology, drug delivery technology and drug-device combinations. 

Prior to founding Shadow Lake Group Inc, John was the Director of Business Development & Licensing at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, where he completed a series of transactions through the company's spin out from Covidien – growing from a market cap of $2 billion to over $14 billion during his tenure.  Prior to Mallinckrodt, John was Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Licensing at Neuromed Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, he worked in the University Industry Liaison Office at the University of British Columbia, where he was responsible for life sciences technology licensing and start-up company formation.

John holds Bachelor's degrees in Biochemistry and Art History from the University of British Columbia.