Devoted to the craft.

Our passionate team has experience in every aspect of the cannabis industry. We have a proven track record in growing successful public companies in the legal cannabis market and related industries.

Legacy meets CPG.


Our leadership team and board members have led companies like: SunRype, Shoppers Drug Mart, Molson Coors, Saputo, Mark Anthony, and Cronos Group.

Leadership

Norton Singhavon

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Norton has extensive experience in capital investments, acquisitions, consolidations, and start-ups in the legal cannabis sector. He has deployed over $100 million into the North American cannabis industry and has been involved in numerous public M&A cannabis transactions. Norton has been an early stage advisor to major Licensed Producers, including Cronos Group.

Michael Blady

Co-Founder & Vice President

As a venture capitalist, Michael has been involved in the start-up and senior management of numerous public companies. He helped oversee the acquisition, growth, and management of a diverse portfolio of cannabis-centric businesses as a Director and Senior Executive of multiple Licensed Producers. Michael has helped raise over $85 million of capital in the cannabis sector.

David Lynn

Chief Operating Officer

David formerly served as the President & CEO of Sun-Rype Products, where he achieved record net sales and EBITDA while taking Sun-Rype from a $13 million EBITDA loss to a $15 million EBITDA profit. David also worked at Saputo, Dairyland, Molson Coors and Earth’s Own. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing, Honours) and MBA (Finance) from U.B.C.

Kendra Blackford

Chief Financial Officer

Kendra is a corporate finance executive with over 10 years of experience in accounting and financial management, including all aspects of corporate administration, financing and strategic initiatives. Kendra is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia.

Cultivation

David Buckle

Head of Cultivation

David has extensive legal cannabis cultivation experience, having worked for multiple Licensed Producers. His specialty is building and running purpose-built indoor cultivation facilities, with a focus on premium quality cannabis. David also has a robust knowledge of the Cannabis Act & Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and the Canadian cannabis market.

Dale Whiddington

Master Grower

Dale has a deep knowledge of all aspects of cannabis operations and cultivation. He has worked at various Licensed Producers, and built a practical understanding of diverse cannabis cultivation techniques. In recent years, Dale has participated in multiple Health Canada audits, enhancing his knowledge of the Canadian cannabis regulatory framework.

David Sandomirsky

Operations Manager

David has been involved in operations for large-scale indoor cannabis cultivation facilities across North America. David’s extensive knowledge and skillset focuses on systems, operations and management of cultivation, fertigation, harvesting and packaging. He is also responsible for managing multiple teams, across all facilities within the GTEC group of companies.

Justin Pearson

Operations Manager

Justin has extensive cannabis cultivation experience, including construction and operation of large scale licensed production facilities, nutritional formulations, feeding regimens and water quality analysis. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science (Biology, Hon.) from U.B.C., where he conducted research on secondary cannabis metabolite profiles (viz. trichome clarity and coloration).

Sales & Marketing

Scott Locke

Director of Sales

Scott was formerly employed as the General Manager of CedarCreek Estate Winery. Previously Scott held progressively senior sales positions at Mark Anthony Group, Vincor Canada and Medallion Wine Marketing. In these roles, Scott was responsible for managing sales portfolios ranging from $130 million to $230 million. Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts (Geography) from U.B.C.

Adil Hirji

Director of Marketing

Adil joined GTEC with 20 years’ of varied marketing experience. He is a sought after creative strategist and designer, with experience in helping companies build strong brands. Adil has worked on high profile campaigns in a broad range of industries; including Sony Music, Alliance Films, Stella Artois, W Hotels, Doctors Without Borders, and The Liberal Party of Canada.

Board of Directors

Norton Singhavon

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Norton has extensive experience in capital investments, acquisitions, consolidations, and start-ups in the legal cannabis sector. He has deployed over $100 million into the North American cannabis industry and has been involved in numerous public M&A cannabis transactions. Norton has been an early stage advisor to major Licensed Producers, including Cronos Group.

Michael Blady

Co-Founder & Vice President

As a venture capitalist, Michael has been involved in the start-up and senior management of numerous public companies. He helped oversee the acquisition, growth, and management of a diverse portfolio of cannabis-centric businesses as a Director and Senior Executive of multiple Licensed Producers. Michael has helped raise over $85 million of capital in the cannabis sector.

Jurgen Schreiber

Independent Director

Jurgen is a highly accomplished executive with extensive senior management experience in the global retail pharmacy, health and beauty sectors. He was previously President & CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart, President & CEO of Rexall Health, and CEO at Katz Group. Jurgen has also held senior leadership positions with Reckitt Benckiser, Health and Beauty Europe, and A.S. Watson where he was responsible for 4000 stores in 23 countries.

Aaron Dow

Independent Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee

Aaron practices law as a solicitor at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP in Kelowna. Aaron specializes in the areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate, bank lending, and wills & estates. Aaron holds an undergraduate degree in Science as well as a Law degree, both from the University of Victoria. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Metro Up Financial Literacy Society and is a member of both the Canadian Bar Association and the Kelowna Bar Association.

Derek Sanders

Independent Director, Chair of the Audit Committee

Derek is a partner at Spence Valuation Group, where he specializes in business valuation, mergers & acquisitions and financial litigation support. Derek has extensive experience in the valuation of privately-held companies for purchase & sales transactions, shareholder disputes, and corporate reorganizations and estate freezes. Derek is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

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