INTERIM CEO &
Following a distinguished 26-year career within the RCMP, Jas’s extensive expertise on cannabis trafficking, manufacturing and cultivation is sought across Canada’s law enforcement and legal communities. During the latter part of his career, Jas became a Unit Commander and was responsible for over 350 employees and an operating budget of $75M.
Jas entered the world of business with a focus on management, operational oversight, security design and ethical leadership. Not being one to sit around after retirement, Jas took an offer with engineering giant Solaris, as a Manager of Operations and Business Development. At Solaris, Jas analyzed and developed budgets, set new standards for HR and established relationships with clients and the Government. Following his success at Solaris, Jas was recruited by ABS Electric, where he utilized his experience and contacts to increase company revenue 7x. Jas’s diverse set of experience, skills, and knowledge are valuable assets within the scope of GrowX.
VP of CAPITAL MARKETS CONSULTANT
Neil brings a wealth of experience in public markets. Over 15 years of professional experience shows his commitment and reputation for launching companies to the next level. Over the last decade, he has facilitated over 12,500 investor-to-company one-to-one meetings through conferences, investor presentations, and direct one-on-one meetings. Neil is arguably one of the most significant market influencers and will focus on attracting new shareholders. Click here for LinkedIn Profile
Marc has successfully worked with multiple start-ups developing strategic business and operating plans. His diverse experience in marketing, sales, strategy and business development will be critical to GrowX’s efforts to establish itself with both customers and the investment community. Marc’s ability to assess problems and develop strategic solutions based on detailed analysis bodes well for GrowX as the company advances through the changing cannabis landscape.
Sahil Gandhi, Ph.D.
Dr. Sahil Gandhi completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. He has a highly inter-disciplinary background with experience in subjects such as chemical synthesis, materials formulation, analytical testing, soft matter physics, process development for high-volume manufacturing and quality assurance. His doctoral dissertation resulted in the publication of five peer-reviewed journal articles reporting the development and characterization of bio-derived, stimuli-responsive and nanostructured materials for applications such as biosensors, drug delivery, opto-electronic devices and display technology. Before moving to Canada with his family, Dr. Gandhi worked in companies and universities in India, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States and his professional endeavors have involved diverse themes such as R&D and manufacturing of plant-based fiber composites for environment-friendly products, synthesis of polymer microgels as model material systems for sensory characterization of food products, fabrication of micro-structured films for smart optical devices, and development of nanocomposites for vehicle components. Part of Dr. Gandhi’s motivation behind moving to Canada was to be part of the thriving Cannabis industry here and hence, prior to joining the GrowX team, he gained experience in Health Canada’s regulatory processes by working as a QA contractor with a late-stage ACMPR applicant in British Columbia. In addition to leading the Quality and Regulatory Compliance team, Dr. Gandhi will utilize his scientific expertise to help set up a state-of-the-art Cannabis testing lab and extraction facility at GrowX.
Rick is a well-rounded information technology professional with +30 years of experience in a wide array of industries. His experience in the Food, Hospitality, Construction and Agricultural industries has helped him develop a good understanding of Health Canada’s Cannabis Act rules and regulations. Rick has Health Canada security clearance and brings a wealth of experience from his time at Agro-Greens Natural Products Ltd. His knowledge of grow operations and robust security systems with access control provide immediate value for GrowX
Rick’s background in the food processing industry has provided him with a strong awareness of food safety and quality and how that is maintained. He is also experienced in laboratory work, product quality, inventory management, sanitation and logistics. Furthermore, his experience in project implementation, process automation, management of employees and effective use of technology provides GrowX with the ongoing tools required to maintain success.
Chief Financial Officer
Jamie is a CPA with a degree in Law and an MBA in Financial Management. He has 20 years of progressive experience and responsibility in accounting, financial analysis & planning, financial management, and business administration. During that time, Jamie has specialized in public venture companies, alternate energy, investment, mining, technology and pharmaceuticals. Jamie was CFO at the Janda Group, Vanc Pharmaceuticals, Abenteuer Resources, and was Controller at Phoenix Copper.