ProtoKinetix Leadership Team

Meet our management and directors

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The leaders at ProtoKinetix have a clear vision for the future of the company and for the future of regenerative medicine. Committed to the pursuit of cell survival solutions, these prominent business professionals and industry experts manage diverse research initiatives with the mission to change lives for the better.

Through their efforts, ProtoKinetix is now debt-free, up to date on its filings and on solid financial footing. Meet the team behind the company’s success.

Key Shareholders

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Clarence E. Smith

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President
Saint Marys, West Virginia

A serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Clarence Smith has decades of experience in executive business management, from inception and development to mergers and acquisitions. He has served on the ProtoKinetix board of directors for five years and currently holds the position of activist owner and major shareholder, collecting a $1 annual salary.
“AAGP is not a cure in itself but is an enhancement to existing technologies in regenerative medicine and cell survival. We are convinced it is poised to make significant advances in medical science.” – Clarence E. Smith

Edward P. McDonough, CPA

Parkersburg, West Virginia

Edward McDonough is a managing shareholder and president of McDonough, Eddy, Parsons & Baylous, A.C., a certified public accounting firm in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Since 1986, McDonough has served as a director and chairman of the board of Community Bank of Parkersburg. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), has served as a past president and member of the West Virginia Board of Accountancy and is a life member, past director and past president of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He majored in accounting at West Virginia University in Morgantown and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1973.

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Mike Guzzetta

Chief Financial Officer
New Albany, Ohio

Michael Guzzetta is a certified public accountant with an office located in Northeast Ohio. Prior to opening his practice, he spent 20 years in corporate management in the communications and energy industries. Guzzetta also served as an adjunct professor at Stark State College and taught courses in accounting, finance, business management and economics. He is a graduate of Stark State College and Walsh University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Guzzetta went on to earn master’s degrees in business administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and health care administration at Walsh University.


Dr. Keith R. Brunt

Medical Science Advisor
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Keith Brunt (@prof_brunt) is an associate professor of the Department of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He also serves as adjunct professor in the Faculty of Business at University of New Brunswick and translational scientist at the New Brunswick Heart Centre at Saint John Regional Hospital. With more than 15 years of experience across several disciplines in scientific and clinical research, Dr. Brunt directs a successful research and innovation development program as a member of IMPART. As a researcher, Dr. Brunt is passionate about addressing the unmet needs of patients and physicians. Consistently sought out to identify medical market strategies for health care firms, Dr. Brunt’s special focus on translational medicine is highly valued both academically and privately.

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Business and Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Julia Levy, Ph.D.​

Chairman, Business and Scientific Advisory Board
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dana Nohynek

Independent Regulatory Consultant

Grant Young


Evelina Rubinchik, Ph.D.

Contracted Toxicologist

Operations and Management

Board of Directors

Clarence E. Smith
Edward P. McDonough, CPA

Public Relations

Blair Henderson
Vancouver, BC


Victoria Bantz

Burns Figa & Will
Greenwood Village, CO

Transfer Agent

Transfer Online Inc.
Portland, Oregon

Management Group

Clarence E. Smith
Michael R. Guzzetta, MBA, CPA

Finance and Regulatory

Michael R. Guzzetta, MBA, CPA


Davidson & Company
Vancouver, BC

About ProtoKinetix

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