Cannabis Movers & Shakers: ManifestSeven, Flora Growth, Fire & Flower, Charlotte’s Web, MediPharm Labs, Village Farms, PharmaCielo

ManifestSeven is reorganizing its management team

California’s First Integrated Omnichannel Legal Cannabis Platform, ManifestSeven Holdings Corporation (CSE: MSVN) (OTC: MNFSF) announced at its annual general meeting on 3.

The Irvine, Calif. Company also announced that it has selected Scott Wessler as its chairman.

Wessler said Monday that he is honored to chair the company’s board of directors as the company “paves the way for the future of cannabis distribution and delivery through the industry’s first integrated omnichannel cannabis platform in the state.”

In addition, Urban Smedeby, who was President of M7, decided to step down and remain on the board.

Dilshad Kasmani has agreed to replace Smedeby as president of the company while he continues to oversee M7’s legal department as chief legal officer.

Flora Growth strengthens its management team

Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) has hired Jason Warnock as chief revenue officer and Lee Leiderman to oversee the finance department.

Warnock is a global sales director and executive with over two decades of experience driving sales growth and go-to-market strategy for Fortune 500 brands. He honed his skills in the areas of cannabis, competitive advertising, communication, and emerging technology fields.

Leiderman has agreed to replace Deborah Battiston, who is retiring as chief financial officer of the Toronto-based company.

Leiderman has held several corporate positions throughout his career while at Philip Morris International, Caterpillar and RR Donnelley. Previously, he was CFO at Nurture Life Inc.

Luis Merchan, President and CEO of the company, is pleased to welcome both experts to the company’s team.

“Your experience will be critical to tracking new deal flows, integrating and optimizing recent acquisitions and investments, leading our financial organization, and further promoting our brands and cultivation platform,” added Merchan.

Fire & Flower Names Board Chair

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. (TSX: FAF) (OTCQX: FFLWF) has named Donald Wright as chairman of the board at its annual general and special meeting of shareholders on Wednesday.

Wright worked in the financial industry for over four decades. During his career, he has held a number of executive positions at Merrill Lynch Canada, Burns Fry Ltd., TD Securities Inc., and TD Bank Financial Group, to name a few.

In addition, the shareholders set the number of managing directors at seven.

Charlotte’s Web elects directors

Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (TSX: CWEB) (OTCQX: CWBHF) announced the results of its 2021 annual general and special shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

The shareholders of the Boulder, Colorado-based company elected the following candidates to the Board of Directors: Adrienne Elsner, John Held, Jacques Tortoroli, Jean Birch and Susan Vogt.

MediPharm Labs elects directors

MediPharm Labs Corp. (TSX: LABS) (OTCQX: MEDIF) (FWB: MLZ) also held its annual general meeting of common shareholders on Wednesday.

The following nominees for directors were chosen: Warren Everitt, Chris Halyk, Shelley Martin, Patrick McCutcheon, Miriam McDonald, Keith Strachan, Dr. Paul Tam and Chris Taves.

Based in Barrie, Ontario, the company has appointed KPMG LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, as its auditor.

Village Farms elects directors

Village Farms International, Inc. (TSX: VFF) (NASDAQ: VFF) announced the voting results of its annual and special meeting of shareholders on Thursday.

The following candidates were elected to the Board of Directors: Michael A. DeGiglio, John P. Henry, David Holewinski, John R. McLernon, Stephen C. Ruffini and Christopher C. Woodward.

In addition, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has been reinstated as auditor for the Vancouver, British Columbia based company.

PharmaCielo elects directors and appoints Bill Petron as chairman

PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV: PCLO) (OTCQX: PCLOF) announced the results of its annual and special meeting of shareholders on Thursday.

The following were elected as directors: Bill Petron, Henning von Koss, Douglas Bache, Claudia Jiménez, Marc Lustig and Matteo Pellegrini.

The Toronto-based company – which is the Canadian parent company of the Colombian breeder and manufacturer of medical-grade cannabis extracts PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings SAS – also brought on Bill Petron as chairman of the board.

Petron previously co-founded Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC and led the company through its merger with Verano Holdings LLC last year.

“Bill has a successful track record of scaling global manufacturing, logistics and medical cannabis operations that will provide valuable insight and direction as the company continues to scale,” said Henning von Koss, CEO of the company.

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