Cannabis Profession Watch | New Hires and Promotions September six, 2019


Surterra Wellness has expanded its executive leadership group to incorporate Chief Human Sources Officer Stevens J. Sainte-Rose. Sainte-Rose brings much more than two decades of encounter in international human sources at international customer goods businesses such as Walgreens, Coca-Cola International, and Dawn Foods.

“Stevens’ U.S. and overseas HR senior leadership encounter at huge, customer-focused businesses with field teams in numerous states and nations will be mission crucial as we expand quickly. He’s especially suited to lead Surterra’s international HR function as we enter much more states, scale our operations, employ new staff at all levels, and achieve a foothold outdoors the U.S.,” mentioned Surterra Chief Executive Officer and Chairman William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr. “As a member of Surterra’s leadership group, Stevens brings experience in leadership improvement, culture-constructing, transform management, and scaling field talent that aligns really nicely with our values, and will take us to the subsequent level.”


Analytics firm New Frontier Information has appointed Dr. Reggie Gaudino to the position of chief science advisor. Gaudino previously was employed at Steep Hill, Inc. exactly where he played a part in establishing the very first commercially supplied cannabis DNA-primarily based sex test, and subsequently the very first commercially supplied cannabis DNA-primarily based CBD test, GenKit.

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Dr. Reggie Gaudino

“Dr. Gaudino is a single of the most prominent science-primarily based believed leaders in the cannabis sector,” mentioned New Frontier Information founder and Chief Executive Officer Giadha Aguirre de Carcer. “He is an internationally recognized scientific voice in cannabis, and his experience will raise the currently-higher bar of New Frontier Data’s rigorous study and analytics offerings.”

Wanderport Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of hemp-primarily based meals, beverages, and customer merchandise, has transitioned Miki Takeuchi to the position of interim chief executive officer. Takeuchi previously served as chief operating officer.

“Wanderport is on a development path and I am really excited to be aspect of the group as the new Interim CEO,” mentioned Takeuchi. “We have a pipeline complete of fascinating merchandise to help an active and wholesome life style and can not wait to introduce them all through the remainder of this year.”

CBD solution firm CV Sciences, Inc. has appointed Terri Funk Graham, a former senior vice president and chief advertising officer for Jack in the Box, to its board of directors. She presently serves as an independent board director and chairperson of the nominating and corporate governance committee for two other businesses: Sprouts Farmers Marketplace Inc. and Lumber Liquidators Inc.

“Terri brings comprehensive Fortune 1000 encounter serving on boards of directors and in senior leadership roles—we are thrilled to welcome her to our board of directors,” mentioned Joseph Dowling, chief executive officer at CV Sciences. “Terri’s outstanding leadership has driven stellar final results and she will be invaluable to CV Sciences as we continue to expand the business enterprise and execute on our international development technique.”

Vibe Bioscience Ltd. has added Aaron Johnson to its board of directors following the resignation of Jane Gauthier and Raj Kapoor. Johnson is a companion and member of JRG Attorneys at Law, LLP in Salinas, California, and previously served as president at Ag Land Trust, Monterey County Cattlemen and was a founding member and president at Coastal Growers Association, a cannabis business enterprise policy and trade association.

“I appear forward to Aaron joining our board of directors, and all the encounter that he brings with him. Aaron is in touch with all verticals in California cannabis business enterprise and we welcome his input as we develop market place share and vet possibilities in California,” mentioned Vibe Chief Executive Officer Mark Waldron. “We thank Jane and Raj for their contributions to Vibe to date. We appear forward to operating with them as they transition to a consultancy part with Vibe to leverage their M&ampA skillset and let them to help Vibe with its continued development technique in California.”

4Front Ventures has added 4 new members to its finance group. Brad Kotansky will assume the part of chief economic officer, Clay Crolius will transition from controller to principal accounting officer and controller, David Croom will serve as chief economic officer of Brightleaf, and as executive vice president of finance, Nicolle Dorsey will oversee the day-to-day finance group.

L-R: Brad Kotansky, Clay Crolius, Dave Croom

“Since we brought Brad in to help two early-stage unique projects numerous months ago, I’ve received remarkably optimistic feedback from group members about his infectious power, organic leadership, and all round capabilities,” mentioned 4Front Chief Executive Officer Josh Rosen. “Appointing him as CFO and mapping Brad’s expertise to exactly where he can have the most influence for our organization was an straightforward decision to help our development. I’m also excited to add Nicolle to our group. Nicolle combines robust technical and leadership capabilities with the inventive issue-solving talent set we prioritize to navigate our industry’s complexity. I view these appointments as a demonstration of our commitment to be a magnet for talent.”

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