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Grace Lee Reynolds

President, MaRS Discovery Enterprises Inc.; Chief Ecosystem Officer

Grace Lee Reynolds

President, MaRS Discovery Enterprises Inc.; Chief Ecosystem Officer

Grace leads the MaRS innovation-hub strategy through MaRS Discovery Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary charged with developing destinations and communities to drive the organization’s reach and impact. Grace and her team are responsible for innovation real estate management, as well as project and ecosystem development. This work includes overseeing the MaRS Centre site, developing the forthcoming Waterfront Innovation Centre space, and exploring new gateways for MaRS in locations and cities across Canada. Grace collaborates with partners, creating business models that foster meaningful innovation — empowering people in science and technology to solve real problems and create a better world. Prior to this role, she served as MaRS CFO.

Always committed to driving social impact, Grace previously held leadership roles at the University Health Network and SickKids Foundation. She began her career at Ernst & Young, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and a graduate of the University of Waterloo. Grace also serves on the boards of Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners, Social Venture Exchange, and Futurpreneur Foundation.