On behalf of the Search Committee of the Board of Directors of the Innovation Asset Collective (IAC), I am pleased to announce that Mike McLean has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective August 1, 2021.
Mike McLean is a seasoned intellectual property expert and technology company leader, with over 25 years experience working domestically and internationally. Mike joined IAC earlier this year as the VP IP Operations and Transactions and has been instrumental in laying the foundation for this program, including the development of a strategy for patent acquisitions that will provide value for members.
Over the next four months, Peter Cowan will continue to work with the internal team at IAC, acting in the role of special advisor to the CEO, and supporting Mike and the organization in the CEO transition.
The Board of Directors would like to thank Peter for his leadership as Acting-CEO. His dedication and passion for the organization is evident in the strong team he has built and the organization’s growing membership.
Canada has a great opportunity before it. That opportunity is to help our innovators commercialize, accelerate, and scale globally through an increasingly sophisticated and strategic approach to the management of intangible assets including intellectual property and data. The public-private partnership being piloted by IAC is central to that effort.