Leadership

Our management team brings together world-class leadership across growth sciences, cultivation, extraction, marketing and financial services.

Board of Directors

Michael Monaco

Michael Monaco brings over 25 years of experience in the investment industry working for some of Canada’s top schedule A banks in the areas of risk, portfolio and wealth management. In the late 90’s Michael became one of the founding partners of a fixed-income focused market neutral international hedge fund. Since his exit out of the hedge fund industry, Michael has taken an active role in the acquisition and development of real estate and businesses in the small to mid-market space.

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. 

Dennis Hancock

Dennis Hancock is a senior sales and marketing executive with over 25 years of experience spanning automotive, tech, teleco, retail and financial services sectors. 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. 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 startups 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 that provides fans with a conduit to crowdfund their favourite artist for a unique concert experience.

Christopher Crupi

Chris Crupi was the Co-Founder and CEO of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. from 2004 until its eventual sale to Coeur Mining in April 2015 for over $200 million. He has started six public companies including Urastar Gold which was sold to Agnico Eagle in 2013 and Meadow Bay Gold Corp of which he was CEO. Chris was formerly a Special Assistant to the Right Honourable Don Mazankowski, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He is a Chartered Accountant and practiced with several international accounting firms where he was a corporate restructuring expert. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon.) in Finance from the University of Ottawa.

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Dennis Hancock

President & CEO, Mountain Valley MD

Dennis Hancock is a senior sales and marketing executive with over 25 years of experience spanning automotive, tech, teleco, retail and financial services sectors. 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. 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 startups 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 that provides fans with a conduit to crowdfund their favourite artist for a unique concert experience.

Christopher Crupi

CFO, Mountain Valley MD

Chris Crupi was the Co-Founder and CEO of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. from 2004 until its eventual sale to Coeur Mining in April 2015 for over $200 million. He has started six public companies including Urastar Gold which was sold to Agnico Eagle in 2013 and Meadow Bay Gold Corp of which he was CEO. Chris was formerly a Special Assistant to the Right Honourable Don Mazankowski, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He is a Chartered Accountant and practiced with several international accounting firms where he was a corporate restructuring expert. Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon.) in Finance from the University of Ottawa.

Lucie Lettelier

Financial Controller

Lucie Letellier is a financial professional with specialization in finance and accounting having spent over 25 years in public accounting. From 2005 to 2010 Lucie was the CFO of Paramount Gold and Silver Corp. (NYSE/TSX: PZG) having contributed to the development of the company from a private enterprise through private capital raising and 2 public listings overseeing $30 million in equity financing. Paramount Gold was later acquired by Coeur Mining (NYS: CDE) for $200 million. She was also the CFO of Crestwell Resources (CSE CER) up to acquisition by Organic Garage Ltd.. Most recently, Lucie was CFO of Everton Resources Inc. (EVR: TSX-V) and Albert Mining Inc. (MJX: TSX-V). Lucie also recently acted as interim Controller for North Las Vegas Organics in connection with its acquisition by Flower One Holdings (CSE: FONE). Her work experience also includes credit and loan officer and controller for private enterprises. Her skills include financial reporting for US and Canadian pubic companies, tax compliance, corporate governance and continuous disclosure requirements.

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Key Advisors

Monica Gomez

Monica Gomez is founder and CEO of The Concierge Club, Canada's premier experiential marketing and events production agency. In November 2018, Monica was named Canadian Female Entrepreneur of the Year by the Stevie Awards, having achieved sales growth of over 1,000% in under 5 years. Monica currently works with some of the most recognized corporate clients in Canada from Cadillac Fairview to Hewlett Packard.

David Hyde

Security Consultant

David Hyde is a security & crime prevention professional with over 30- years of security experience, specializing in Health Canada compliant security services.

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