Brandon Wright is known by government and industry stakeholders for setting standards in dosage control, product testing, and consistency. Hailing from Victoria, BC, Wright is the former CEO of Baked Edibles Inc, Canada’s first and most-respected commercial cannabis edibles producer. Under his hands-on leadership, Baked emerged as a consumer favourite in the edibles sector before being acquired in 2018 for $8.5 Million. His experience in the industry has been focused primarily on developing new products & processes, regulatory affairs, and education. Wright regularly contributes to wider industry development through cross-industry workshops and dialogue with traditional and new media.
Jeff Salzsauler was most recently the Product Development Project Manger for Aurora Cannabis, where he successfully built high-volume production lines for consumer products while navigating the current federal regulatory framework. Salzsauler is the ex-Director of Operations for JJ Bean Coffee Company, and while there he developed and launched their first nationally-distributed food and beverage products. With many years in the food industry, Salzsauler is an expert in facility & process design, as well as product and process development at industrial scales.
Michael Krestell was an original Co-founder of NASDAQ-and TSX-listed Cronos Group and remained a board member until July 2018. Cronos is one of the largest diversified cannabis companies in the world and was one of the first federally-licensed medical cannabis companies to successfully participate in the Canadian cannabis industry. Now the CIO and co-founder of Cassidy Asset Management, a cannabis-industry investment firm, Michael brings over 15 years experience performing consumer industry financial analysis and public markets knowledge.
Peter Guo currently leads the Cannabis and Enterprise Risk Services practices at MNP in British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, Peter has provided risk management, consulting and assurance services to private and public organizations for over 25 years. Prior to joining MNP, Peter was a partner at a Big Four firm, where he led the Systems and Process Assurance and Controls practice in B.C. He has developed and executed methodologies in CEO/CFO certification and project risk management and governance. With risk and controls expertise in large transformational projects, Peter provides clarity, recommendations and practical solutions to executive and board stakeholders in all manner of complex implementations and business processes.
Rick Meslin was the CEO of a leading Canadian global investment bank where he was responsible for public and private securities businesses, compliance, finance, and regulatory oversight. Rick has over twenty years of experience providing investment recommendations and advisory services to institutional investors and companies around the world.
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