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Management Team

Sage’s management team is an experienced blend of individuals with complementary strengths which allows the company to select and implement successful projects.

Please find below a list of our Senior Management Team

     R. Dean Smith        - President & Chief Executive Officer
     Lyle M. Rode, PhD   - Vice-President & Chief Science Officer
     Bill Jeffrey              - Vice-President  & Chief Financial Officer
     Ross M. Gill            - Vice-President Marketing & Business Development



R. Dean Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Smith is a founding member of Sage Biosciences and brings strong entrepreneurial and management skills to the organization.  Mr. Smith garnered considerable experience in the oil & gas industry where he successfully started, fostered and managed several organizations leading to major acquisitions by international companies looking to expand their business.  Mr. Smith started his career with Amoco Canada Petroleum (now BP) in 1980.  He was part of a four-man team to found a start-up energy exploration company (Brenda Mines) and has been involved in several other start-ups in this sector.   Mr. Smith has experience in the computer service industry including a turn-around situation with an organization providing digital and seismic information to the oil and gas sector.
In his capacity of President & CEO of Sage, Mr. Smith will be primarily responsible for the general management of Sage and its operations.

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Lyle M. Rode, PhD
Chief Science Officer

Dr. Rode has more than twenty-five years experience in basic and applied agricultural research and development. As a research scientist with the Government of Canada (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada; AAFC), he authored and co-authored more than 90 peer reviewed scientific publications and more than 200 technical publications.  He holds more than 10 U.S. and international patents.  As an animal nutritionist/rumen microbiologist, Dr. Rode conducted research in the areas of amino acid nutrition and the use of enzymes as feed supplements for cattle.  During his tenure with AAFC, Dr. Rode served as team leader for the Ruminant Enzyme Working Group and as Assistant Section Head of the Livestock Sciences Section.  As well, Dr. Rode served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Rode has conducted collaborative scientific discovery research for numerous internationally recognized companies in the animal nutrition sector.  Dr. Rode is a member of scientific advisory boards for several international companies and provides scientific and technical expertise to numerous other companies.  Most recently Dr. Rode has provided, on a consulting basis, technical support to companies marketing nutritional products to the dairy and beef industry.
In his capacity as Vice President & Chief Science Officer, Dr. Rode is responsible for all technical, research and development and science related activities of the Company.

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Bill Jeffery
Chief Financial Officer

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In his capacity as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Jeffreys is responsible for all financial matter related activities of the Company.

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Ross M. Gill
Vice President Marketing and Business Development

Mr. Gill has over twenty five years of experience in the animal science and nutrition industry.  A pioneer in ruminant amino acid nutrition sales and marketing, Mr. Gill also has experience in product and technology development.  Bilingual in English and French, Mr. Gill is a nutritionist with experience varying from direct farm sales to senior corporate marketing and sales positions.
From 2003 to present, Mr. Gill worked as President of RUMINET Dairy Nutrition Inc., a private firm, where he provided expertise in sales, marketing and product development to the animal nutrition industry. In his work with RUMINET, Mr. Gill acted as a manufacturer’s representative for several established companies seeking expansion in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Mr. Gill brings extensive experience in both Canadian and U.S. regulatory affairs to his position with Sage.
In his capacity as Vice President Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Gill is responsible for all aspects of Sage’s interaction with market hosts, end use customers, and relationship management.


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