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Innovating technology starts with innovative leaders.

Taking the cannabis to new heights starts with our people. Our leaders merge their experience in the food industry with their knowledge of the cannabis industry to bring you innovative, high-quality products. We’re focused on creating a transparent company culture and invite you to connect with us on social for the latest updates.

Board of Directors

Adam K. Szweras

Chairman of the Board
  • Partner with the law firm Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
  • Chairman and Founder of Foundation Markets Inc., a Toronto-based investment bank, and Exempt Market Dealer
  • Director at Aurora Cannabis Inc., Quinsam Capital, Water Ways, and incoming Director at Harborside Inc.
  • Practiced securities law since 1997

Billy Morrison

Chief Technology Officer and Director
  • Founded Peloton Pharmaceuticals, where he designed, developed, and deployed nearly autonomous grow system that mitigates labor and reduces cost
  • Experience in operating marijuana companies, founding The Union Collective, a successful delivery dispensary; Capstone Analytical, one of the first Bay Area thin layer chromatography testing facilities; and Temez Extracts
  • Pioneered a patented water conserving technology that eliminates water change outs

John Durfy

Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Brings a wealth of senior management and executive experience encompassing operations, investment management, financial and business strategy over the past 30 years at RBC, OMERS, CPPIB, and others. 
  • Extensive leadership experience managing, building and leading as board member of Cadence Agricultural Systems, Cannabis Growth Opportunities Corporation

Brian Presement

Director
  • President and CEO of Unite Communications Corp., which he has grown from a regional telecom provider offering a narrow set of services to a full scale telecom provider offering services to companies of all sizes all across Canada.
  • Over 20 years of business operations and marketing experience. Previously Vice President Business Development of VOXX Corporation responsible for the sales and marketing of Voxx’s Telecommunications Services

Aaron Johnson

Director
  • Aaron Johnson is a partner and member of the Business Department of JRG Attorneys at Law, LLP, where he has substantial experience in the fields of cannabis business entity formation and regulation, business transactions (formation, operation, mergers and acquisitions), real estate transactions, and land use (CEQA) law.

Leadership Team

John Durfy

Chief Executive Officer and Director
  • Brings a wealth of senior management and executive experience encompassing operations, investment management, financial and business strategy over the past 30 years at RBC, OMERS, CPPIB, and others. 
  • Extensive leadership experience managing, building and leading as board member of Cadence Agricultural Systems, Cannabis Growth Opportunities Corporation

Robert William Wilson

Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Wilson has a 35-year career in fund management and corporate finance. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions in investment banking and private equity including BMO Nesbitt Burns, Mackie Research Capital, Yorkton Securities and Working Ventures Canada Fund. In 2014, he founded Temperance Capital Income Fund, a royalty debt fund which provided a five-year return of over 8.25% prior to its sale in 2019.
  • Mr. Wilson has also served as senior executive and director of a number of Canadian and US publicly listed companies. He currently serves as the director of Wealthcraft Capital, A-Labs VI Capital, Valencia Capital and Frontier Wellness Management.
  • Mr. Wilson has also served as independent director, chairman of audit committee and chairman of the special committee.

Billy Morrison

Chief Technology Officer and Director
  • Founded Peloton Pharmaceuticals, where he designed, developed, and deployed nearly autonomous grow system that mitigates labor and reduces cost
  • Experience in operating marijuana companies, founding The Union Collective, a successful delivery dispensary; Capstone Analytical, one of the first Bay Area thin layer chromatography testing facilities; and Temez Extracts
  • Pioneered a patented water conserving technology that eliminates water change outs

Taif Ahmed

SVP, Corporate Development
  • Seasoned corporate finance professional with a track record of achievements in full cycle M&A transactions, corporate strategy, commercial growth and supply chain optimization. 
  • Worked in finance at Canada Bread Company for 8 years

Alex Storcheus

SVP, Corporate Development
  • Mr. Storcheus has been involved with Nutritional High since its inception in 2014 and is currently an SVP, Corporate Finance at Foundation Markets – a Toronto-based merchant/invesment bank
  • In his current capacity Mr. Storcheus assists Nutritional High with expansion efforts in various jurisdictions and financial advisory projects
  • Mr. Storcheus has previously worked at the Department of National Defense, holds a BBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and is also a CFA Charterholder

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