Welcome to the Team Neil Wilkinson! | Board of Directors Spotlight
Welcome to our Board of Directors, Neil Wilkinson!
Leadership Niagara would like to give a hearty welcome to our newest board members!
Our Board of Directors (BOD) is our governing team of community leaders that guide and shape Leadership Niagara. Their dedication and guidance have made programs such as our Accelerate Civic Leadership+ program possible.
These amazing volunteers make LN the top leadership development program in Niagara and we would love for you to get to know them!
Today we welcome Neil Wilkinson, Managing Director of Equation Angels.
Welcome Neil Wilkinson
A Bit About Neil Wilkinson
Neil recently joined Equation Angels, Canada’s 2nd largest angel investor network, in the Managing Director role. Prior to this, he spent 8-years in leadership roles in college applied research offices. In that time, he developed and managed applied research teams and projects that provided innovative new products and solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses in agriculture; food and beverage; advanced manufacturing; and the digital health sectors. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders, Neil has written proposals for, and been awarded, over $21,000,000 in research grants.
Neil holds an MBA in Innovation Leadership from the Sandermoen School of Business at the University of Fredericton, an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Research Analysis from Georgian College and a BSc in Applied Biochemistry from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.
An eclectic career with experiences in laboratories, entrepreneurship, marketing research, and software programming means Neil brings a breadth of experience as a product developer, service provider, and end customer to his work. Neil’s passions are supporting small- and medium-sized businesses on their innovation journeys to commercial success and working with early-career professionals and watching them grow into well-rounded leaders.