Cannabis research and development company, The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TGOD), is expanding its leadership team. On May 7, 2018, the company announced it would be adding several key executives including CFO, General Counsel, VP of Sales, VP of Marketing, VP of Operations, and Regional Sales Manager for Ontario and Western Canada.
The announcement comes in the wake of news that it would expand its initial public offering to a sizeable $115 million. TGOD began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange at the market open on May 2, 2018, and is currently trading at approximately C$3.90 about its initial price of C$3.65.
Joining TGOD as Chief Financial Officer is Brian Athaide, who has over 28 years of experience serving as CFO and Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Information Technology of Andrew Peller Limited (ADW.A), the largest publicly traded wine and craft alcohol producer in Canada.
Serving as TGOD’s General Counsel is Anna Stewart. Stewart has 13 years of combined private practice and corporate in-house legal experience, and most recently advised on risk mitigation, compliance and corporate strategic initiatives for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical company.
Mike Gibbons will now serve as Vice President of Sales for TGOD. Gibbons has worked for over 25 years in the world of consumer packaged goods for beverages and food. Gibbons is experienced in branded and private label businesses, leading teams in geographic expansion, building distribution and new product introductions.
With more than a quarter-century of experience in experience in consumer packaged goods, retail and subscription businesses; Andrew Pollock will join TGOD as its Vice President of Marketing. Pollock most recently worked for Weight Watchers Canada, Ltd., where he helped generate double growth in subscriptions.
TGOD’s new Vice President of Operations is John Wren, who previously served as Vice President of Operations for 22 years at the Cott Corporation (BCB). At Cott, Wren was given the responsibility of managing a manufacturing budget in excess of $60 million, a capital budget of $8 million and more than $145 million of raw material purchases.
Finally, Andy Corcoran will serve as the company’s Regional Sales Manager for Ontario and Western Canada. Corcoran most recently assisted Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC in establishing the company’s Canadian business. Corcoran will manage the company’s board and key sales account relationships, as well as work with TGOD’s executive team to drive topline performance.
“We are very proud to introduce these new additions to the TGOD team. These individuals bring a vast amount of experience and proven success in their respective fields,” commented TGOD CEO and Co-Chairman, Robert Anderson. “The breadth and depth of experience on our management team will enable the Company to execute on its goal of becoming the world’s largest organic cannabis producer.”