Eric So, Executive Chairman

Portrait

  • Co-founder and Managing Director of Trinity Venture Partners Inc., a boutique merchant bank.
  • Veteran founder, investor, operator and advisor to disruptive companies, he began his career practicing in the areas of corporate commercial, securities, finance and mergers and acquisitions at a leading international law firm.
  • Successfully raised hundreds of millions for various companies and navigated value creation, various exits and liquidity events for investors and shareholders.
  • Bachelor of Science Major in Anatomy and Cell Biology and Minor in Psychology from McGill University.
  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor.

Eric Hoskins, Independent Director

Portrait

  • Former Ontario health minister responsible for one of the largest health care systems in North America (2014 – 2018).
  • Former elected Member of Ontario Provincial Parliament with Cabinet positions in Health, Economic Development and Trade, Children and Youth Services, and Immigration.
  • Government of Canada Chair, Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.
  • Physician and public health specialist with more than thirty years’ experience in public policy, complex diplomacy, international affairs, health care, media and economic development at the intersection of business, politics and complex social and political circumstances.
  • Proven negotiator and navigator at the highest levels of government and bureaucracy.

Theresa Firestone, Independent Director

Portrait

  • Theresa Firestone is a senior healthcare executive with retail, pharmaceutical, health &wellness, government and global restructuring expertise.
  • Ms. Firestone has extensive expertise in healthcare management and pharmaceuticals with 15 years in senior roles at Pfizer Inc., 10+ years in government (pharma and mental health) and 7 years in the retail and health and wellness sector.
  • Ms. Firestone has international experience in executive leadership roles in Canada, Europe and Asia.
  • At Pfizer, Ms. Firestone was Regional President of Emerging Markets Asia and had responsibility for a P&L of $1.4B and 9 markets in Asia.
  • Recently retired from Shoppers Drug Mart, the largest Canadian retail pharmacy chain, Ms. Firestone was responsible for leading the company’s health and wellness initiatives including developing new growth strategies, the development and implementation of new health clinics and the recently launched PC Health App.

Grant Froese, Independent Director

Portrait

  • Former Chief Operating Officer at Loblaws, Canada’s largest food and drug retailer.
  • 38 years experience within the retail industry. Extensive background in merchandising, supply chain management, digital, marketing and innovative strategies.
  • Served on various private and public boards.

Mark Lawson, Independent Director

Portrait

  • Mr. Mark Lawson is private equity & investment banking executive with over 20 years of experience in the North American capital markets and is the Managing Partner at Clermont Capital Partners.
  • He was previously an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York where he was involved in the execution of over $6 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions, $8 billion worth of debt offerings and $500 million of equity financings in the healthcare, technology, and media & telecom sectors.
  • He received his Bachelor of Arts in Statistical Sciences from The University of Western Ontario, Canada and his MBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Paul Glavine, Chief Growth Officer

Portrait

  • Co-founder of Global Canna Brands which was granted the first ever tier 3 cultivation license in Jamaica.
  • Sold first cannabis startup Truverra to Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX:FIRE).
  • Has advised on M&A and other financings in excess of $50M.
  • Serial entrepreneur and investor with vast experience in the biotech and cannabis sectors.