Team


Bob Seeman, B.A.Sc., M.B.A., J.D., Chairman & C.E.O.

Bob has been Chief Executive Officer since Clera’s founding in 2001, leading the company’s financing and strategy and coordinating the activities of its research and development team.

Previously, Bob was CEO of GDE Inc., an Internet technology company, leading its global partnering activities. He was also a partner in Origin Strategy Inc. based in Toronto and London, England, an intellectual property consulting firm. Bob was Head of Strategy for Microsoft Network UK in London, England where he helped develop its online strategy.

He has also been a technical and regulatory expert advising The European Commission throughout Europe on the impact of new communications technologies. Bob previously practiced administrative and regulatory law with Bull, Housser & Tupper, a full-service Canadian law firm based in Vancouver.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours from the University of Toronto, a Master of Business Administration from EDHEC University in France, and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia. Bob is a non-practicing member of the California State Bar. He has published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, the International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, the Canadian Medical Association Journal and the Psychiatric Times.


Philip Seeman, O.C., M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Scientific Founder

As one of the world’s most respected antipsychotic drug scientists, Dr. Seeman worked with the University of Toronto, Department of Pharmacology since 1967, and served as Chairman between 1977 and 1987. His work between 1964 and 1974 on the membrane actions of drugs led him to the discovery of the antipsychotic receptor, now re-named the dopamine D2 receptor. This research forms an experimental basis for the dopamine hypothesis of schizophrenia.

In 1990-91, Dr. Seeman and his research group, including H.B. Niznik, H. Van Tol and R. Sunahara, cloned three dopamine receptors: D1, D4 and D5. He has trained over 100 graduate students and Fellows.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has received 23 awards, including the Lieber Award of NARSAD (the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression), the Stanley Dean Award of the American College of Psychiatrists, the Tanenbaum Award for Schizophrenia Research from the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, the first Prix Galien award in North America, the Pasarow Foundation award in Neuropsychiatry, and the Killam Prize in Health Sciences from the Canada Council.

Dr. Seeman received a B.Sc. and an M.D. from McGill University. He received a Ph.D. in Life Sciences in 1966, working with Dr. George Palade (1974 Nobel Laureate, Medicine/Physiology) at Rockefeller University.

In 2002, Dr. Philip Seeman received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Toronto and also was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.


Paul Mayer, B.A. (Hons), M.B.A., Corporate Development

Paul was the former Director of Sales and Marketing for Polar Securities, one of Canada's leading hedge fund companies, where he raised assets from both domestic and international high net worth investors and institutions. Previously, he was a Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mackenzie Financial, one of Canada's largest mutual fund companies, where he lead the marketing arm of its structured products division and oversaw a $ 1 billion sales territory of investment advisors.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen's University and a Master of Business Administration from IESE Business School. He speaks English, French, German and Spanish.