Naomi Furmston is Senior Legal Counsel for Alimentiv Inc. and its affiliated group of companies, responsible for the oversight and active management of Alimentiv’s in-house legal department. In addition, Naomi oversees corporate legal compliance matters and acts as a legal advisor to executive managers, as well as its corporate officers and directors.
A 2001 Call to the Bar of Ontario, with 20 years’ of experience in both private practice and in-house counsel roles, focusing on corporate and commercial law, Naomi articled at McKenzie Lake Lawyers in London, Ontario and went on to pursue a solicitor’s practice including business, real estate and estate law.
Prior to joining Alimentiv in the spring of 2019, Naomi added diverse technology, global corporate and real property, as well as insurance and municipal law experience at each of BlackBerry, Cobalt Management Corporation, Stewart Title Guaranty Company and the Corporation of the City of Mississauga. A member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario, Naomi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Masters of Education.
Jeff joined Alimentiv as a Regulatory Affairs intern in 2011. Since then he has been instrumental in shaping and growing the Regulatory Affairs team at Alimentiv. Through experience, expertise and key collaborations and partnerships, Jeff is able to successfully navigate complex regulatory environments in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. In 2017, the Regulatory Affairs group expanded and is now a multidisciplinary team that includes Clinical Safety services.
Jeff completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph, followed by a post-graduate Regulatory Affairs certification program at Humber College in Toronto. Jeff has successfully built a growing team of in-house technical experts in Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety. He has been instrumental in supporting the geographical expansion of Alimentiv’s full service clinical research operations to over 30 countries and counting.
A strong work ethic is the key to success.
Minni has been with Alimentiv since 2016, currently leading the Enterprise Analyses department, and driving the effective use of technology, data and processes across the organization to increase operational efficiencies and to enable innovative solutions. Most recently her focus has been on defining and managing Alimentiv’s digital transformation strategy.
She has a computer science degree from University of Ottawa supported by over 30 years of experience in many flavours of the IT industry ranging from start-ups to large corporations such as Nortel, Comcast, and TD Canada Trust. In her previous leadership roles she has successfully introduced organizational, technological, and process changes in support of strategic business needs.
Over the past 15 years, Minni’s emphasis has been on providing thought leadership and oversight on solutions that bridge the gap between Corporate business strategy and current state. The resulting outcomes have ranged from the launch of new products, enhanced organizational processes or structure, to new technology solutions.
“Everyone has something valuable to contribute, make sure they are given the opportunity to voice their thoughts.”