Corporate

Leadership

Chris Kennedy

President, CEO, Director

Chris possesses extensive experience in business development.  Chris has served as VP of Strategic Initiatives and Operations for a digital health company responsible for building innovative direct-to-patient programs with pharmacy and pharmaceutical partners, and as former Managing Director at Inflection Point Strategies, LLC. a strategic advisory firm. Among his career accomplishments is his leadership role in the effort to build out an advisor channel of my529 (Utah's direct-sold 529) plan successfully increasing advisory assets during his tenure.


Herrick Lau

CFO, Corporate Secretary, Director

Herrick is an investment banking professional with over 20 years experience in financial management and corporate finance. Herrick has conducted numerous complex transactions such as IPOs, financings, and mergers and acquisitions by providing advisory services for business planning and development and maintaining compliance with corporate governance. He has acted as CFO and/or Director for various public companies listed on the TSX, TSXV and CSE. Herrick is also a charter holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.


Larry Ellison

CFO (US Operations), Director

Larry is a Certified Public Accountant, (CPA), and possesses five decades of expertise in finance, mergers and acquisitions, forensic accounting, business consulting, business management and auditing.   Larry serves as the CFO of Agrios Global USA and its subsidiaries.  Larry was a partner and National Director of Quality Control at BKD LLP, where he completed the final review and approval of all S.E.C. audit and registration engagements.  Larry left BKD LLP to serve as Executive Vice President of a well known propane company list on the NYSE, where he was involved in numerous public registrations - listings.  Larry is a former partner with KPM CPA's, and EllisonLiggett Litigation Services.


J. F. (James) Foster

Director

J. F. has extensive experience in commercial property acquisition and management. J.F. owns and operates a custom machine shop specializing in oilfield services equipment and several car wash facilities and service entities.


Savio Chiu

Director

Savio Chiu is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting from the University of British Columbia. Previously, he was a senior associate with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and has held various management and directorship positions with other public companies.


Robert Lanterman

V P Product Development

Robert possesses extensive business and product development experience in both the retail luxury brands and cannabis sector. Robert developed numerous product lines for key accounts at Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Holt Renfrew and Sak’s 5th Avenue early in his career. As director of wholesale at Gucci International, Robert conceptualized and launched the popular “store within a store” marketing style, an innovative marketing style. Robert is highly proficient at building out regional sales teams and overseen all levels of management in domestic and international business divisions during his career. 

During his tenure at Organa Brands, a pioneer brand incubator in the cannabis industry, Robert was instrumental in the development and marketing of numerous product categories. Robert’s keen understanding of the current consumer markets continues to inspire his creativity for innovative product development.


Leo Robinton

VP Business Development

Leo has over a decade of experience in sales and business development roles. In addition to acting as a private land use consultant for commercial properties in Los Angeles, he operated a property management and real estate company in Lake Tahoe, California. While in Los Angeles, he co-founded a boutique, design/build firm that serviced restaurant/retail stores in the city. In 2016, Leo became the Chief Operating Officer of a cannabis cultivation company. As Chief Operating Officer, Leo became familiar with cannabis botany, manufacturing sciences and the regulatory complexities of the cannabis industry. Leo is familiar with all aspects of the cannabis sector including pipeline development.


Curtis Livesay PhD., C.C.A.

Director of Agronomy Services

Dr. Curtis Livesay is a Certified Crop Advisor and has consulted with commercial farming clients in over 20 states and 4 countries.  He has experience working with a wide variety of commercial crops such as corn, soybeans, and wheat to specialty crops like giant pumpkins, bananas, and cannabis.  Curtis has provided consultation services for numerous state and national champions of crop yield contests run by the National Corn, Soybean, Sorghum, and Wheat Growers Associations, and has numerous clients with noted successes in increased crop yields.  He teaches agronomy seminars and is a sought-after key-note speaker in the agricultural sector.  He also provides pro bono consulting to two charitable organizations focused on sustainable crop production in impoverished regions of Nigeria.


Andrew Lange

Chief Technical Officer

Andrew studied Bioengineering and Genetics at the University of Iowa. He launched his first company building bioreactors and custom aquariums while still in school. During his business career, Andrew has led several successful businesses in a range of industries including mechanical design, engineering, construction, real estate development, and biotechnology. Andrew is an authority on aeroponic cultivation in the cannabis sector and has designed and engineered over 2 million square feet of fully automated indoor cultivation space. Andrew has applied his expertise in engineering to adapt aeroponic systems for the cultivation of numerous high value crops.


Vania Gaudia

Director of Operations

Vania has over a decade of experience in business operations across multiple industries include Healthcare, Mortgage Banking, and the Gas and Oil Industry. At Healthways, she spent 6 years helping develop business partnerships with government accounts focusing on operational readiness and sustainable growth.   In her recent role as Director of Operations for Consumer Direct, Vania played a critical role in developing the organization's technology stack to build out the Consumer Direct division and led the team to roll-out the marketing channel to support 17 branches nationally.  Vania also co-founded Inflection Point Strategies, LLC, a strategic advisory firm.


Stephanie Wong, MBA

Managing Director – Agrios Asia

Ms. Wong possesses more than 20 years of experience in direct investment, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions.  She has been responsible for the development of various business opportunities, completion of acquisitions of operational assets which have been listed on major exchanges including Hong Kong, London and Toronto stock exchanges.

During her career Ms. Wong has served as Director of Group Business Development at Melco International where she led the group’s international business expansion program.  She has also served as Senior Business Development Manager at Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited as a key member of the healthcare business development team.  Ms. Wong currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of TasCann Limited, an Australian cannabis company.


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