Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Medcan

Shaun Francis has been closely involved in the management of Medcan since 1994. Prior to his CEO role at Medcan, Shaun was one of the founding employees and Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Dallas based Broadlane, Inc., a leading business process outsourcer for over 900 American hospitals.  In 2010, Broadlane was sold to MedAssets for US$850MM. Prior to joining Broadlane, Shaun also worked for Morgan Stanley’s New York and Toronto investment banking division where he managed equity, debt and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Shaun serves on the boards of the Invictus Games Canada (he chaired its bid committee), the Fraser Institute, and the advisory board of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). He also serves as the Chair of the True Patriot Love Foundation which he founded to benefit Canada’s military families. He previously served on the boards of Toronto Pearson Airport, Upper Canada College and was the Chair of the Ontario Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and the PC Ontario Fund.  In 2013, he was asked by Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs to Chair the Veteran Transition Advisory Council (VTAC). The Council was comprised of Canadian business leaders and assisted the Minister in drafting strategic recommendations for the transition of service personnel to the private sector.Shaun earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science with honors and merit from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland after he received a nomination from President Reagan to attend as a Canadian. While there he also earned a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Army.