Mr. Nascimento joined VBI in 2005 with a wealth of experience in finance and accounting, having previously worked as VP of Finance at Genome Canada and as CFO of two start-up companies. Subsequent to starting and managing KPMG’s New & Emerging Business group in Ottawa, he has focused his career on managing and securing financing for leading-edge technology and biotechnology companies. During his career, he has played a key role in helping emerging companies and a funding agency raise over US$220 million in capital through twenty-three financings. Mr. Nascimento is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a BComm from the University of Ottawa, Canada.