Mountain Valley MD Investor

Leadership

Board of Directors

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Dennis Hancock

President & CEO, Mountain Valley MD - Board of Directors

Dennis Hancock is a senior sales and marketing executive with over 25 years of experience spanning automotive, pharmaceutical, tech, telco, retail and financial services sectors. Initially providing consulting services to Mountain Valley MD in 2018, Dennis transitioned to assume the President & CEO position in early 2019 to lead the Company’s go-public strategy and develop the business strategy to pursue broad health and wellness opportunities approach across human, animal and plant health applications. Dennis spent more than 12 years in a leadership role at one of North America’s leading performance improvement and Loyalty providers, Maritz, who works with 70% of the world’s Super 50 companies. Previously, Dennis led publicly traded ZENN Motor Company as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As a senior officer at ZMC, Dennis drove the establishment of ZENN – (Zero Emission, No Noise) as one of the most recognized “green tech” brands in North America. Dennis has several start-ups established, including PerformanceSPARK, an agency that works with leading organizations to identify and deliver on the key elements necessary to drive measurable performance growth, and co-founder of CrowdSeating Inc., an innovative social concert platform.

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Kevin Puloski

Kevin is an entrepreneur and visionary. With over 26 years of executive experience, he has developed an astute ability to identify global market trends and partners with key people and organizations to ensure success in all his endeavors. Kevin currently has agricultural and pharmaceutical projects for genetic development as well as strategic land acquisitions in India and Uganda. He also maintains his position as president and CEO of Pund-IT; an IT business technology firm that is focused on helping to bring technology solutions to a wide variety of industries. Kevin’s love of collaboration and networking has led him to hold board positions in not-for-profit, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, and digital media organizations. He is a founding member of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) of South Western Ontario and continues to play an active role in the chapter.

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Nancy Richardson, BA, BSc

Nancy Richardson is a veteran of the pharmaceutical and agency world, developed continuing medical education for physicians, pharmacists and nurses for over two decades. Together with her business partner, Nancy ran a successful multi-million-dollar medical communications agency for twelve years, bringing numerous drugs to market, overseeing accounts, generating sales and managing daily operations. She is an experienced pharmaceutical marketing strategist, facilitator and project manager, who conducted countless advisory boards across the globe. Nancy successfully sold her business in 2017, and is now acting as VP of Client Service for LWT Communications, a localization agency with offices in North America and Europe. Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Cultural Affairs Canada, an organization that brings leadership and facilitation expertise to communities in need all over the world. Nancy is also the Local Chapter Leader for the Monroe Institute in Toronto - an organization that delivers workshops and seminars on human consciousness.

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Paul Lockhard

Paul Lockhard is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur and digital marketer. Over 35 years Paul has built a strong foundation in consumer goods and digital marketing for such brands as Trident Gum, Energizer Batteries, Ford, Lenscrafters, Labatt Breweries and Guardian Capital. He has founded 4 successful businesses, and helped 200+ startups over the past 19 years. He is a co-founder of Virtacore, a values-based organization of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs launch and grow successful enterprises. Paul is currently Chief Client Officer at William Thomas Digital, a CRM agency in Toronto serving major Canadian and global companies in retail, loyalty and consumer goods.

Management Team

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Dennis Hancock

President & CEO, Mountain Valley MD - Board of Directors

Dennis Hancock is a senior sales and marketing executive with over 25 years of experience spanning automotive, pharmaceutical, tech, telco, retail and financial services sectors. Initially providing consulting services to Mountain Valley MD in 2018, Dennis transitioned to assume the President & CEO position in early 2019 to lead the Company’s go-public strategy and develop the business strategy to pursue broad health and wellness opportunities approach across human, animal and plant health applications. Dennis spent more than 12 years in a leadership role at one of North America’s leading performance improvement and Loyalty providers, Maritz, who works with 70% of the world’s Super 50 companies. Previously, Dennis led publicly traded ZENN Motor Company as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As a senior officer at ZMC, Dennis drove the establishment of ZENN – (Zero Emission, No Noise) as one of the most recognized “green tech” brands in North America. Dennis has several start-ups established, including PerformanceSPARK, an agency that works with leading organizations to identify and deliver on the key elements necessary to drive measurable performance growth, and co-founder of CrowdSeating Inc., an innovative social concert platform.

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Aaron Triplett

CFO, Mountain Valley MD

Aaron Triplett is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and has accumulated over 15 years experience in the field of financial management and accounting, specializing in forecasting, compliance and risk management, and the development and monitoring of control systems. Most recently, Mr. Triplett served as CFO of Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV: BUS), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States. Aaron was instrumental in the Company’s financial growth initiatives, securing a $20 million and $5 million revolving credit facility with major Canadian banks. Prior to that, Mr. Triplett served as the CFO of Angkor Resources Corp. (TSXV: ANK), a mineral exploration company with operations in Cambodia. Mr. Triplett’s work experience also includes audit and assurance manager for a mid size public accounting firm.

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Mike Farber

Director of Life Sciences, Mountain Valley MD

Mike Farber is MVMD’s lead inventor and principal scientist. Mike’s father, Harold Cyril Farber, had polio and that despite all the tragedies of this story, it was the core of Mike’s personal mission to work on technology that truly has the potential to eradicate polio and it is foundational to all of the transformational work we are doing at Mountain Valley MD. Utilizing his background in biochemistry, Mike began his career in research and development doing polymer research for container-packaging company Consolidated Bathurst in Montreal. Farber has focused his attention primarily in the area of novel delivery systems for both nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. This work over the last two decades has led to his authoring over a hundred patents. The main focus of this work has been to improve the bioavailability of compounds to enhance effectiveness, efficiency and convenience. Mike’s most important current developments include the patented desiccated liposomal rapid dissolve delivery system, macrocyclic lactone drug solubilization and novel dose sparing adjuvant.

Strategic Pharma/Scientific Advisors

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Gokul Kannan

Mr. Kannan is a partner at Zephyr Venture Partners and a rising star in bioengineering & chemical engineering research. He earned a Batchelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering. He has had 7 years of research experience at UC Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, and Gilead, working with doctors Sanjay Kumar, Richard Saykally, Takanori Takebe, and Sapna Kudchadkar, among others. Mr. Kannan’s research thus far has focused on drug delivery, biomaterials, tissue engineering & regenerative medicine, and physical & medicinal chemistry/chemical engineering. Recently, his work has focused on studying using biomaterials and computational biology to study microglia, glioblastoma & cancer biology, and tissue engineering, with 8 publications in press or under review and multiple cover articles in prominent journals. Mr. Kannan is an inventor on four pending patents including both therapeutic and device patents. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Science Magazine, The Economist, and more than 15 other major science news outlets. Mr. Kannan, at the young age of 21, has already received a number of major research awards from prominent societies including the American Academy of Neurology, and the Society for Biomaterials.

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Mark Gelnaw

Mr. Gelnaw is an esteemed financial executive whose career spans more than 35 years in financial management, business leadership, and corporate strategy, including acting as CEO and CFO for Cynvec LLC, a research-based cancer entity that partnered with NYU in the development of a Sindbis virus for the treatment of ovarian and colon cancer. Mr. Gelnaw’s past executive roles include Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank, Chief Operating and Financial Officer at Lehman Brothers, senior roles at Salomon Brothers and Arthur Andersen, and founder of Breakwater Ventures which manages a diverse array of investments and strategies across many industry platforms, including Medical Devices, FinTech, Cancer Research and Development, Health and Wellness, Covid 19 Testing and Collection, Real Estate, and financial enterprises.

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Sid Senroy

Mr. Senroy is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with an MBA from Pepperdine University with expertise in helping companies pass compliance assessments, develop robust quality systems and prepare for U.S. Food and Drug Administration reviews and inspections. Over the past two decades, Mr. Senroy has successfully led several global Quality and Compliance business units as an executive or senior consultant, leading to the approval of key blockbuster drugs with cumulative sales exceeding $30 billion annually over the last 10 years. Mr. Senroy’s ability to form cross-functional alliances for improvement and growth, in addition to a sensitivity to cultural nuances, has helped him succeed on a global scale. He has worked extensively throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Mr. Senroy works with the leadership team on pharmaceutical licensing strategy, facilitation of strategic introductions to key pharmaceutical partners and supports the development of the Company’s overall business development plan.

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John D. Clements, PHD

Dr. John Clements is Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine. With over 35 years of experience in vaccine, immunology and infectious diseases research and development, Dr. Clements brings invaluable expertise and advisory capacity to help advance Mountain Valley MD’s ongoing Quicksome™ sublingual polio vaccine development activities. Dr. Clements’ distinguished scientific career has focused on developing and evaluating vaccines for a wide range of infectious diseases globally (including diarrheal diseases, Polio and HIV), including involvement in academia, research and development, governmental and vaccine advisory boards and professional journals. Dr. Clements has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, has 14 issued patents, and has been involved in numerous vaccine clinical trials. Dr. Clements has worked with leading vaccine focused organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the United States Military.

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Azhar Rana, MD

Azhar Rana, MD, is the President of Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC) North America and is a trained general medicine practitioner with a clinical background and has held a number of senior medical positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novo Nordisk and most recently at AstraZeneca.

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Michel Rondeau

Michel Rondeau, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, oversees MVMD’s husbandry and companion animal studies, while driving global pharmaceutical animal applications as part of the ongoing business commercialization of MVMD’s technology. Dr. Rondeau has extensive experience in veterinary research having worked with numerous pharmaceutical companies in animal drug field trials and is credited with co-inventing a global award winning sprayable vaccination device that was acquired by Rhone Poulenc. Dr. Rondeau has completed an extensive range of research and development projects across a diverse range of husbandry animals including porcine industrial medicine across preventative and curative medicine, nutrition and animal health products and automated feed systems.

Strategic Advisors

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Evan Clifford

Evan Clifford has over 18 years of extensive experience in entrepreneurial start-ups both in the private and public sector. Evan has earned a platinum record as the manager of one of Canada’s most successful pop music artists, played a leading role in building one of the world’s foremost electric car companies, and branched into the restaurant business as founder of the world’s first 100% sustainable Ocean Wise certified sushi restaurant. In 2015, Evan played a primary role in the introduction of the sustainable consumer water brand Boxed Water, into the Canadian market, and was a speaker at the world renowned IdeaCity Conference. In 2016, Evan orchestrated the IPO of Organic Garage (TSX-V:OG), successfully raising over $5 million for the company, and in 2018 co-founded Flower One Holdings Inc. (CSE:FONE), which raised over $80 million and owns assets in the cannabis sector including the largest licensed greenhouse in the state of Nevada.

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Jeffrey Dignard

Jeff has served as a strategic advisor in the development of the medicinal cannabis market for over 12 years and is recognized globally as a leading financial and cultivation expert across the industry. A seasoned entrepreneur, Jeff’s knowledge and expertise is steeped in 20 years of hands-on executive experience in diverse and dynamic markets including the restaurant and entertainment industries, advertising, global sales and financial investment profiles. A big-picture thinker, Jeff leverages his global connections to rapidly identify and advance business opportunities. His keen sense of vision are anchored in practical strategies focused on execution and financial success.

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Leigh Hughes

Mr. Hughes brings over fifteen years of professional experience in integrated corporate and marketing communications and extensive experience in venture capital services and commercialization of private and public companies across the globe: North America, Australia, and the Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Hughes supports the Company’s work in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and pharmaceutical licensing.

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