Management

Jas Basi

CEO &
CO-FOUNDER

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.

Watch CEO Jas Basi’s interview with FTMIG


Neil Lock

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


Rick Pullen

OPERATIONS

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.


Ragina Naidu, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Dr. Naidu has more than 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, leading Research and Development (R&D) and Production.
Dr. Naidu joins GrowX from BN Pharmaceuticals Inc/Chatham Biotec Ltd where she was Chief Scientific Officer and highly regarded for her innovative ability to develop, adopt and adapt different technologies in pharmaceutical development from proof-of-concept to manufacturing at scale. At BN Pharmaceuticals Inc/Chatham Biotec Ltd Dr. Naidu was responsible for the development and manufacture of drug substance and drug product in accordance with applicable industry and government quality and regulatory standards.

An accomplished anti-cancer drug scientist, Dr Naidu holds numerous patents on Taxanes and has produced Drug Master Files (DMF) for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s) natural & semi-synthetic paclitaxel and docetaxel.
An expert in both the manufacture and research and development of biopharmaceuticals, Dr. Naidu has a unique understanding of the challenges and innovation needs in drug discovery. Dr. Naidu holds a PhD  in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from Australian National University.


Trevor McLean

MASTER GROWER

Trevor is a Commercial Master Grower of quality cannabis who brings over 20 years experience and knowledge to the GrowX team. Trevor has real world cannabis experience which is important and essential for a successful Master Grower. Trevor’s past experiences include high-level positions at Canopy Growth Corporation, where he was the Post Harvest Manager for over 200,000 plants and 80 employees. Trevor helped design the work flow and design of the trimming rooms, dry rooms and packaging at Canopy Growth Corp.

Trevor gained additional experience as the Master Grower for Apothecary Botanicals, where he grew both test crops with amazing quality and yield, while following proper GPP protocols, which influenced Apothecary Botanicals passing their first big Health Canada audit. Trevor takes  pride in helping Licensed Producers attain consistent unsurpassed yields per strain, and reach exceptional quality levels, thus maximizing the square footage and reaching optimal output of product to the client. Trevor will be a valuable asset to GrowX as the organization aim’s to be the leading producer of high quality cannabis and cannabis extracts.


Jamie Lewin

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.


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