Dianne was the managing director of MaRS Health Venture Services. She worked closely with MaRS Health Systems, MaRS EXCITE and MyHealth teams to drive health system transformation, as well as with MaRS Health advisors, volunteers and partners to grow the footprint of MaRS Health. Dianne brings over 25 years of senior executive and CEO experience across four industry sectors: healthcare, technology, financial services and consumer packaged goods. She is an entrepreneur, intrapreneur and startup investor.
Dianne has expertise in driving innovation to enhance patient experience and improve healthcare delivery. Her previous experience includes positions as the president of Best Doctors Inc., and founder and president of UHN Solutions at University Health Network. She has significant board experience and is currently vice-chair, board of directors, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital; board member at Patients Canada, Canadian Association for People-Centred Health; and is on the advisory board to the Dean, Faculty of Health at York University.
Prior to moving into the healthcare sector, Dianne built a high-net-worth portfolio management company, which was sold to a major financial institution. She was vice president at TD Bank before becoming Chairman and CEO of Guardian Capital’s Worldsource Financial Management, creating and overseeing four divisions nationally, and ultimately growing the business to over $8 billion in assets.