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  • Sean Dollinger
    Founder
    A serial entrepreneur, Sean Dollinger started a delivery company at the age of 17 that soon became one of the largest in Canada. In 2014, he launched his first public company, Namaste Technologies. Having left Namaste in March 2019, Mr. Dollinger has since provided advisory services for three public companies
  • Julia Frank
    CEO
    Julia is an experienced Marketing, Brand and Business Development Manager, who has worked multiple years for companies like BMW and Daimler in Germany. She is holding an MBA as well as a Masters Degree in Digital Entrepreneurship and has successfully set up brand & company strategies. As the face of PlantX
  • Lorne Rapkin
    CFO
    CPA, CA, LPA, and a partner at Rapkin Wein LLP, Lorne Rapkin has experience serving clients in nearly any industry, including finance, real estate, professional services automotive, manufacturing, and media. He also works closely with investment and public companies, seeking to reach compliance with IFRS accou
  • Peter Simeon
    Peter Simeon has over 18 years of experience as a lawyer focused on securities, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.  Since February 2015 he has been a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP and has extensive experience in corporate commercial and securities law. Prior to 2015, he was a partner at Wi
  • Lorne Rapkin
    CFO
    CPA, CA, LPA, and a partner at Rapkin Wein LLP, Lorne Rapkin has experience serving clients in nearly any industry, including finance, real estate, professional services automotive, manufacturing, and media. He also works closely with investment and public companies, seeking to reach compliance with IFRS accou
  • Todd Shapiro
    Todd Shapiro is a Canadian broadcaster, radio host, media personality, and entrepreneur. As a longtime player in the entertainment industry, Todd is well connected to experienced and knowledgeable individuals. Todd recently launched Red Light Holland, a company that manages the production, growth, and sale of
  • Quinn Field Dyte
    Quinn Field Dyte holds the position of CEO, President & Director at Winston Resources, Inc., President, Chief Financial Officer & Director at Vantex Resources Ltd., Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Director at Goldseek Resources, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer & Director at Great Atlantic
  • Ralph Moxness
    Mr. Moxness is President of Greenfields Investment Corporation which company provides corporate finance and merger/acquisition advisory services. Greenfields (and predecessor Greenfields International) has successfully represented clients since 1987 on both the buy and sell side of transactions managing client
  • Michael D. Robinson
    Michael D. Robinson is a highly skilled transformational leader with over twenty years of significant executive level experience, including over a decade as a member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service (SES). He has served as a Senior Advisor to the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (S
  • José Abbo
    Chairman of the Special Advisory Board
    As chariman of the special advisory board, José Abbo has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector as a senior executive, having developed numerous benchmark studies, financial performance analyses, competitive intelligence analyses and economic analyses and research. In 2012, he was appointed
  • Fred Leigh
    Fred has played a key founding and executive role in the junior resources sector for nearly four decades, and has founded, director, and invested in many public companies. He plays a critical role at Forbes & Manhattan, a private merchant bank, in assisting CEOs and CFOs in funding, market support, and bus
  • Joel Milgram, CPA, CA
    Joel Milgram was the CFO and a proprietor of Milgram & Company up until the company was acquired by CH Robinson ( CHRW: Nasdaq ) in August of 2017. Active in the company since 1978, Joel managed all credit and foreign exchange risks. The Company was one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”. He holds a
  • Bernie Tevel
    Mr. Tevel is a graduate of Concordia University where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Marketing. He was President and CEO of Honey Fashions, a women’s wear apparel company which catered to major Department stores and specialty shops across Canada. Mr. Tevel’s responsibilities were but
  • John Di Girolamo
    John Di Girolamo is an experienced investor and entrepreneur with twenty years of global business experience in public and private investments, building businesses, and creating shareholder value. His experience includes operational management, investment banking, strategic acquisitions and investments, intern
  • Michael Galloro
    Michael Galloro, Director (Age 45) – Michael Galloro is an accomplished financial executive with over 25 years of hands-on experience. He is a Principal at ALOE Finance, a boutique transaction services firm focused on providing advisory services to the small and mid-cap public markets space. ALOE works close
  • Dr. Thomas A. Burdon
    Stanford Health Care
    Thomas A. Burdon, MD, is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford University and Chief of Surgery at the VA Palo Alto in California. He is an active surgeon and also supervises more than 150 staff that perform 6,000 surgical cases a year. Dr. Burdon’s commitment to improving the quality of life for
  • DR. Eva Weinlander
    Stanford Health Care
    Dr. Weinlander is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health. She is a seasoned family medicine physician with a passion for high quality primary care, medical education, primary care research and health care professional wellness. She completed her me
  • DR. Paul Gross
    Spectrum Health
    Paul Gross, MD, is a family physician working in downtown Vancouver. He completed medical school at McGill University and residency at St. Paul’s Hospital. Most of his clinical practice is concentrated at Spectrum Health, a multidisciplinary primary care clinic in downtown Vancouver that provides full-servic
  • Dr. Ed Tam
    Bloombox Club
    Edward Tam, MD, FRCPC, is a clinical hepatologist. His full time clinical practice is in Vancouver, BC, where he is also active in clinical research, teaching, education, and community outreach. He has a focused interest in the area of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, including the intersection of how lifest
  • Dr.Katie Cooper
    Bloombox Club
    Dr. Katie Cooper is a doctor of psychology based out of London, England, and the author of the book Plant Therapy, which focuses on the well-being benefits of plants and the negative effects that an indoor lifestyle can have on mental health. After seeing how powerful plants could be as therapeutic tools with
  • AMY GENSEL RD
    CSNC
    Amy Gensel RD, CSNC, is a registered dietitian that specializes in nutrition support at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. She has a passion for wellness and is also a group fitness instructor. She has 15 years of experience as a registered dietitian and believes nutrition plays a crucial role in