Richard Blundell - MBA
Senior Director, Corporate Innovation Networks, MaRS Discovery District
Mr. Blundell has over 35 years of senior executive management and consulting experience in the global environmental services and technology sectors. His experience includes operations management, corporate and market development, mergers and acquisitions, new business initiation, and consulting. His international experience includes running businesses in East and West Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia (12 countries from India to China). He has significant experience in new business creation and management of growth-stage businesses in global markets. He has completed over $500 million in combined corporate M&A transactions and private equity funding for early-stage companies.
From 1989-2004, Mr. Blundell held senior executive positions with four multinationals in Europe and Asia, leading global businesses. Since 2004, he has held founder and/or executive management positions in eight early-stage, clean-tech companies, including a number of Board of Directors appointments.
He is an Executive-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He joined the Rotman faculty in 2016, where he teaches MBA and Executive MBA courses in sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship. He recently joined the MaRS Discovery District to lead the development of applied innovation networks for global, corporate partners.
Mr. Blundell holds a BSc from the University of Toronto and an MBA from IMD, Lausanne.