CEO & President, Director
Joel has worked extensively in the cannabis and finance space over the past six years and sat on the board of directors for the publicly trading cannabis lifestyle company Weekend Unlimited Inc. He has been in charge of leading the expansion into international cannabis markets and has overseen and developed operations from the ground up. He entered the cannabis space by founding a cannabis extraction company which specialized in licensing proprietary formulas to producers. Mr. Shacker holds an Honors Business Administration degree from Ivey Business School specializing in finance and has also served as Chief Operating Officer of CanPac Investment Corp and as an Associate at Stadnyk and Partners.
Zachary T. Stadnyk
Zack is a corporate finance and advisory professional. Mr. Stadnyk is currently the CEO and director of DC Acquisition Corp., a Capital Pool Company listed on the TSXV currently undergoing a qualifying transaction in the technology sector. Mr. Stadnyk is a partner of the venture capital and advisory firm Stadnyk and Partners. He was previously the investor relations and corporate finance for FV Pharma (now FSD Pharma), a publicly traded company on the CSE. Prior to that, he was serving as the corporate finance for The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc., a publicly traded company currently listed on the TSX, which is engaged in the production and sale of medical and recreational cannabis. Mr. Stadnyk has held various senior positions in both private and public companies, most notably in the commercial cannabis sector. In addition, Mr. Stadnyk previously served on the advisory board of Friday Night Inc. (now 1933 industries), a publicly traded company on the CSE. Mr. Stadnyk specializes in corporate finance and going-public transactions and holds a B.Comm in entrepreneurial management.
Dr. Sam Mithani
Sam graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and entered the pharmaceutical industry. Over the next eleven years he took on successively senior roles, including VP, Technical Services in the Fine Chemical Division at Apotex Inc., gaining experience leading a large multi-disciplinary, multi- site team in a regulated environment, encompassing analytical services, quality control, instrument integration and validation, IT/IS infrastructure, security systems, as well as enterprise software engineering. Dr. Mithani left Apotex to follow his passion for Mac and iOS development at Indusblue where he took a leading role in the development of a number of award-winning IOS apps. Over the next two years, Dr. Mithani led Freshbooks’ Android initiative and Triggerfox’s iOS team, prior to their acquisition by Influitive. More recently, as the CTO of a new startup with partners from Indusblue, he established a SaaS magazine platform and contract development services, specializing in Xamarin, Android and iOS development. Dr. Mithani is currently leading the Technology development at Eyecarrot Innovations as CTO, and Director. He has successfully developed the Binovi Platform which leverages hardware, software, and machine learning to drive human vision performance.
Pat is an entrepreneur and capital markets executive experienced in a number of industries including resource exploration, pharmaceutical cannabis, blockchain technologies, and finance. With 15 years of capital markets experience raising funds for microcap companies and executing corporate development strategies, Mr. Morris has taken numerous companies public through initial public offerings and reverse takeover transactions. Mr. Morris also co-created and co-produced Canada’s first nationally syndicated radio show about growth stock opportunities broadcast on fourteen of the top rated news talk stations across Canada.
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