ERICK FACTOR | EXECUTIVE CHAIRMANMr. 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 cannabis 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.
ROB GIETL | CEOMr. 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. Mr. Gietl is well known for his ability to exponentially grow businesses including the west coast 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.
CRAIG LENNOX | CFOCraig Lennox is a proven leader with an extensive background in financial management and operations. Mr. Lennox was most recently CFO at Clearly, a leading online optical retailer. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. He worked at Ernst & Young LLP in Toronto and Vancouver serving both public and private companies. Mr. Lennox spent over 5 years at The Jim Pattison Group Corporate Office in various senior financial roles. Mr. Lennox joined Clearly (Coastal Contacts Inc. – TSX listed) in 2012 as Vice-President of Finance where he was involved in building the business, listing the Company on the Nasdaq and in the ultimate sale of the company in April 2014 to Essilor for $430m. Mr. Lennox became Chief Financial Officer at Clearly in April 2014 and held that role until joining MYM.
CHARITH ADKAR | CSOCharith Adkar completed his PhD in Plant Biology and Crop Production from the University of Milano, Italy with the specialization in Molecular Plant Pathology. He has done his postdoctoral studies at Hirosaki University, Japan and Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. His areas of expertise include: Plant Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular host-pathogen interactions and Bioinformatics. His career highlights include the development of molecular diagnostic kits for the detection of pathogens, studies on molecular basis of pathogenesis of non-coding RNAs. His work has featured in more than 45 scientific publications, a book chapter and a filed patent as a co-inventor. He has given several invited talks at national and international scientific meetings as well as at universities. He is a member of several international and national professional societies and serves as a scientific reviewer in high-impact biological science journals. He has received several prestigious fellowships such as Japan Society for promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT), Quebec, Canada. He also received the best research article award from the Phytopathological Society of Japan and Journal of General plant pathology for the research article for the year 2015.
IAN RAMAGE | DIRECTORIan Ramage grew up in British Columbia and holds a Computer Engineering degree 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, returning to Vancouver in 2009 to continue to build his corporate and securities practice. Most recently, Ian was counsel for a national chain of marijuana dispensaries and has advised several others on marijuana regulations and corporate matters.