Mr. Erick Factor has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors and will also serve as Executive Chairman. Mr. Factor is a well-known expert in the MMJ industry and has 20 years of experience in cultivating medical marijuana and manufacturing cannabis by-products, and has provided medical marijuana to thousands of patients over the past two decades. Mr. Factor is also the founder of the “Westcoast Medicann” dispensary, one of just a handful of dispensaries in Vancouver to be licensed under the City of Vancouver’s stringent bylaws. He has extensive experience working with Health Canada, from whom he has obtained MMAR and MMPR licenses for hundreds of patients, and has managed and operated grow facilities to produce for those patients. Mr. Factor has also gained invaluable experience over the past three years in ACMPR licensing regulations and applications.
CEO, Rob Gietl
Mr. Gietl is well known for his ability to exponentially grow businesses including the westcoast franchise expansion of Dominos Pizza, where he Consistently grew the annual business to achieve 300+% increases year over year.
Mr. Gietl is a seasoned Business Development and Operations executive with a diverse track record of leading change across all areas of concept creation, brand re-positioning, market penetration, fiscal accountability and efficient execution of business plans. He has grown business effectiveness in an array of sectors and circumstances throughout Canada, consistently aligned with stakeholders goals and values. Mr. Gietl was most recently the Director of Business Development at NRI Global Inc. where he headed up multi million dollar industrial acquisitions, environmental remediation and global sales of reusable assets and commodities. His skills in negotiations and plan development enabled him to leverage partnerships to accelerate expansion and facilitate synergy in execution.
Director of Operations, Jonathan Fiteni
Jonathan Fiteni has over 14 years of experience in the medical marijuana industry in general, and in product development and construction of marijuana facilities in particular. Mr. Fiteni is very educated and experienced in producing medical quality marijuana strains from seed to patient. He has designed and managed the building of numerous high-density growing facilities, requiring stringent construction standards. Using hydroponics and other sophisticated growing methods, he has successfully integrated complex electrical, dehumidification, HVAC and irrigation systems together to produce high quality organic marijuana products.
Director, Ian Ramage
Ian Ramage holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Simon Fraser University and J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the University of British Columbia. He practiced law in the Bay Area for eight years for a variety of biotech and high-tech clients before returning to Vancouver in 2009 to continue to build his corporate and securities practice. Mr. Ramage is an expert in Canadian and U.S securities and corporate law; copyright and trademark acquisition and enforcement; patent, copyright, and trade secret litigation.
Chief Financial Officer, Mark Forster
Mark Forster will be responsible for the preparation of financial statements, continuing disclosure of the Resulting Issuer and the management of internal control procedures. He has over 25 years of financial accounting experience in banking, manufacturing of beer, wine, and spirits, the oil and gas industry and in the mining sector. He has been a director and the CFO of Teletouch Services Inc., a private technology company, since December 2004. He was a manager of Bearingpoint LLP, a management and technology company, from January 1996 to December 2006. Mark G. Forster was granted a CGA designation by the Certified General Accountant’s Association, BC in 1992.