David has over 20 years of experience in the strategic leadership and management of financial departments, including 12 years at the Chief Financial Officer level. The majority of his CFO experience has been with TSX publicly traded companies with revenues in excess of $1 Billion. Earlier in his career, he was employed with Ernst & Young for 10 years working in offices in both Canada and Europe. David graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts – Honours Accounting in 1992 and has been a Chartered Accountant since 1994.
David is a global cannabis industry consultant with seven years of hands-on experience guiding cannabis companies and government bodies on matters relating to business/licensing strategy, regulatory/policy approaches, cannabis facility design/operations/security, corporate due diligence, and governance. David’s cannabis sector work spans 18 countries and includes engagements with a wide range of cannabis companies, foreign governments, cannabis start-ups, R&D/testing companies, local/regional governments, and investors. David has 34 years of business and leadership experience; before entering the cannabis sector, he was a Corporate Director for a $17 billion global corporation. David holds an M.Sc. from the University of Leicester, UK.
Jennifer is the founder of Total GxP, a global licensing, build, and operations consultancy for compliant cannabis products. Jennifer is also the CEO of Safari Flower Company, a B2B licensed, indoor cultivation and processing facility in Fort Erie that focuses on unique cultivars. Jennifer is an accredited ISO auditor. She has been a pivotal Quality/Regulatory expert in the cannabis industry consulting with several other applicants, 12 of which have been granted a Health Canada Cannabis license. Jennifer has been involved with more than 100 Health Canada audits, and achieved a 100% compliance rating. She has also worked at Purdue Pharma in Operations utilizing lean six sigma fundamentals with highly regulated narcotics produced under the most exacting conditions.
Peter is a chemical engineering graduate who early in his career chose to become a lawyer. Most of his past 30 years of practice have been spent financing, commercializing, licensing, and distributing new technologies, taking companies public, handling corporate compliance, managing growing pains, preparing and negotiating contracts. He has also been a co-founder, early stage contributor and board member in numerous businesses including cannabis, retail, fintech, media-entertainment, and marketing-promotions. Peter earned his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University, holds an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario, and holds an LL.M from the London School of Economics.