Vincent Finn, M.Sc.
Trade Commissioner, Life Sciences
Consulate General of Canada, New York and Philadelphia
One Liberty Place, 36th Floor
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (267) 207-2887
Vincent Finn works for the Canadian Consulate General in New York City which oversees Canada’s political, economic, cultural and immigration interests in the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware. As a trade commissioner Mr., Finn provides expert advice and problem-solving skills for R&D partnering, commercialization, sourcing and investment in Canada. He also supports the Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services through ongoing monitoring and analysis of local political and economic issues and their potential effect on Canada-US relations, conducts outreach activities and events to promote Canadian political and economic interests in the region.
Mr. Finn also advises innovative Canadian tech companies on how to create, develop and expand their business in the United States. With over 25 years’ private sector experience in international trade Mr., Finn is an advocate for efficient and imaginative ways to reduce the burden of rising health care costs utilizing health IT, mobile communication devices and telemedicine.
In 2007 Mr. Finn founded the eHealth Innovation Summit an annual four-day/three-city event in New York/Philadelphia/Washington DC which promotes Canada’s considerable, and exportable, experience in the field of digital health. In 2013 Mr. Finn founded the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) for Health IT to help Canadian clients in the early-stage Health IT sector who can benefit from access to unique resources in the Greater New York/Philadelphia Region to grow on a global scale. The CTA enables companies to create relationships with US prospects, generate sales opportunities, and connect to investor networks.
Prior to joining the Trade Commissioner Service Mr., Finn held a variety of senior management positions in Europe and the United States in strategic sourcing, product development, sales and marketing for such companies as Marks & Spencer and Milliken & Company and Sprint. Mr., Finn has a Master of Science (MSc.) in Technology from Manchester University. He currently sits on the board of the Welcome Center for New Pennsylvanians.