François Bergeron is Director of Business Development at AccelLAB – A Charles River Company, a one-stop CRO with a unique expertise in the preclinical testing of implantable Medical Devices with a fifteen year track record at supporting MedTech companies from all over the world in their development programs.
As a trilingual senior BD strategist and deal-maker, with over 30 years of experience in the health sector within small, medium and large companies, Francois has successfully realigned business strategies and concluded significant business partnerships on four continents.
Francois held several roles in the pharmaceutical and Medtech industry such as General Manager, VP Marketing and Business Development, Director of Sales and Product Manager. In the nineties, he co-founded and led for seven years a biotech start-up which developed drug-device combination products targeting cardiovascular diseases.
Francois is also involved with Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) of his community e.g. as an active member of Montreal InVivo, the cluster of Life Sciences organizations, and as a director of the Cartierville Boating Club. A graduate of Université Laval in Biology and Kinesiology, Francois enjoys playing music in his spare time and practicing outdoor sports with his family (Lise, Laure-Anne & Xavier).