Meet the team behind our success
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Hofmann sits on the board of various for profit and non-profit organisations in Montreal. Daniel holds degrees in Biochemistry, Strategic Management and Human Resources from McGill University and HEC Montréal. He is a serial entrepreneur and tech lover and has an infinite appetite for books, regularly reading a dozen per month.
As CEO, Daniel’s vision is to advance dry eye diagnostics and treatment and bring these solutions to patients worldwide. He is committed to building a customer centric company that differentiates through innovation, medical expertise, and strong ethical values. Though always carrying the very latest in technology, Daniel is old school in doing business through handshakes and the mantra “my word is my bond”.
On a personal level, Daniel is a dedicated husband who actively supports his wife’s political career in Ottawa, as well as being a father to an active toddler.
Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Ilan Hofmann is a recognized leader in the international research community with various patents and publications to his name. Ilan has a wealth of industry experience and scientific knowledge and has led the development of many first-to-market products in the ophthalmic and orthopedic fields.
In his early years, Ilan was part of a team of scientists that developed clinical applications of the hyaluronan molecule in ophthalmic and orthopedic surgery, as well as for use in the treatment of dry eye disorders in humans and animals. Over the years, Ilan developed many innovative and unique products, which were licensed out to companies across the world. Today, his inventions have been commercialized in more than 30 countries, and as the patents have expired, have led to many other products based on these original inventions.
Ilan holds a PhD in Biochemistry from McGill University and is fluent in 4 languages. He enjoys learning every day, and his pride and passion is developing world-leading dry eye products. Ilan is a devoted family man and animal lover.
President and Chief Operations Officer
Philipp Binder acts as the glue that holds everything together. You can find him ripping his dress pants working in the warehouse, negotiating financing with bankers, entertaining philosophical discussions with the R&D team or passionately arguing his point with Marketing and Sales.
Philipp earned a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from FH Joanneum in Austria, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from HEC Montréal. A native Austrian and life-long fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Philipp has a diverse background in Engineering, Risk Management, Project Management, Marketing and Finance.
In his spare time, Philipp enjoys flying anything he can get off the ground (and afford) and spending time with his kids. He considers his job his biggest hobby and lives by the motto, “nothing wagered, nothing gained”.
Anne Marie Quenneville
Vice-President of Sales & Brand Management
Anne Marie Quenneville is responsible for driving the company’s top-line revenue and strategic marketing initiatives. With 20 years of experience in business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, Anne Marie is a seasoned Sales & Marketing Executive who is internally driven and focused on achievement.
Anne Marie is a born leader who is recognized for consistently meeting and exceeding aggressive sales targets. She values her team and drives them to be their best. She has a personable and engaging personality that has led to many successful partnerships in this industry. She enjoys everything she takes on in life, both personally and professionally.
Anne Marie is a proud mother to two wonderful girls. Away from work she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends at the lake, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing in the summer, and on the slopes racing down the hill in winter.
Director of R&D and Product Management
Blair McEwen has his finger on both the pulse of the market and the research community to spot trends and leading-edge product opportunities. He manages the product portfolio of the company and is responsible for driving new product development forward. With R&D partners around the globe, Blair works around the clock.
Blair is a proven leader with over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, product development and corporate strategy. Blair earned his Bachelor of Engineering and Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University. In his spare time, Blair enjoys reading research papers and surfing the web for the next cool thing. His diverse background makes him like a swiss army knife in I-MED’s pocket. When someone in the office gets intimidated and says, “This is rocket science”, I-MED is blessed to have its own trained rocket scientist in Blair. He is passionate about his work, his wife and 3 kids, and his bikes!