Governance

Through forward-thinking, Heritage Cannabis has brought together respected industry experts covering a range of skills and specialties to form a board of directors that govern our business and help realize our vision.

Directors

Donald Ziraldo

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Ziraldo is a historic Canadian winemaker and a Member of the Order of Canada. He and his co-founder were the founders of Inniskillin Winery in Niagara. Ziraldo was granted the first winery license in Ontario after prohibition. His talent and perseverance have helped to make Canadian icewine a globally recognized luxury brand. Ziraldo built his own brand of icewine and Riesling table wines under his name, “Ziraldo“ and continues to be hailed as one of the most important figures in Canadian wine history.

Céline Arsenault

CPA, CA | Chair of the Audit Committee

Ms. Arsenault is an experienced financial executive with more than 20 years’ in international business and financial management. Her vast experience stems from several senior financial executive positions with various public and private companies in renewable energy, insurance, private equity, electricity and telecommunications sectors. In addition to her extensive background, she brings disciplined financial reporting and governance
skills to the board, having served on numerous non-profit boards
and committees.

Clint Sharples

President & Director

Clint is a partner in a small private equity management company formed in 2005. His primary roles are CEO of Modu-Loc Fence Rentals a Canada’s Best Managed Company, and Chairman of Strategic Aviation and Sky Café. He is responsible for over 1,200 employees and $80 million in annual revenues. His primary role with Heritage is to lead the overall corporate development and implementation of the strategic direction.

Debra Senger

Director | Chief Strategy Officer

Founder and CEO of Voyage Cannabis Corp., a Health Canada Licensed Producer. Debra has over 30 years public company experience in various capacities Co-Chair of the Board, Director, CEO and CFO functions. She served in several key executive senior managerial roles with a Toronto Venture Exchange company and several of its subsidiaries for over 22 years. She is an Owner, Shareholder, Director of several private companies in Cannabis, Transportation, E-Commerce, Property and Business management.

Graeme Staley

Director

Mr. Staley provides the technical direction and execution of the team’s strategies based on over 20 years of project related experience. Mr. Staley has senior design experience in refrigeration and associated mechanical disciplines. Mr. Staley’s roots started on the family vineyards in Kelowna includes experience in winery sales, assistant wine maker and vineyard design/build.

Executive Team

Daniel Phaure

CPA, CA | Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Phaure has held key leadership roles with a number of companies within the renewable, technology and infrastructure sectors. Over his 20 year career, he has consulted and advised numerous companies in North America, Europe and Asia, providing strategic guidance in relation to M&A activity, capital transactions and operational changes. As a result of his corporate and capital markets background, he brings a senior leadership skill set to Heritage that will drive the buildout of our current and future opportunities as well as the diligence and execution of our partnership strategy. Mr. Phaure has also served on various boards with exposure to both Canada and US.

Erin Prohaska

CPA, CA | Chief Financial Officer

Erin is a dynamic business professional with over 15 years of experience leading finance and operations teams in diverse industries. Prior to joining Heritage, Erin was the CFO of a multinational consulting engineering firm with over 2500 employees. Further, Erin has managed and advised notable Family Offices on their finances and business holdings, including venture capital funds.

Elizabeth Thomas

Corporate Secretary

Elizabeth has served in key executive roles, supporting management in operations functions, mergers, acquisitions, investments, commercial contracting, real estate transactions and facilities management. Before joining Heritage, Elizabeth held the role of Corporate Secretary for CannaCure Corporation before it was acquired by Heritage.

Gary Whitaker

Vice President, Operations

Gary Whitaker has vast experience working with Health Canada and regulatory authorities, in addition to three decades working directly with pharmaceutical manufacturers. For twenty years, he held a leadership role in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and packaging space. Whitaker received formal training in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Water System Microbiology from Seneca College along with Validation with an Engineering Perspective and Cleaning Validation from Pharmaceutical Sciences Group. Over the last four years, Whitaker has plied his trade in the cannabis industry and now holds the position of Vice President, Operations.

Greg Salloum

Senior Horticulturalist

Greg Salloum, M.Sc. – Greg received his B. Sc. (Agr.) from McGill in 1982 and then his M. Sc. from UBC in 1987. His undergrad was in Plant Science with a specialty in Horticulture. His Masters’ degree thesis was a cross disciplinary effort in Entomology and Plant Biochemistry. He focused on screening indigenous petroleum ether and ethanol plant extracts for insect anti-feedant activity. While he was finishing his Masters he began working with Safer Ltd. in Victoria, BC developing formulations of botanical insecticides with his research team. They developed a number of patented products with pyrethrum and neem oil in combination with salts of fatty acids

Clint Sharples

Chief Executive Officer

Clint is a partner in a small private equity management company formed in 2005. His primary roles are CEO of Modu-Loc Fence Rentals a Canada’s Best Managed Company, and Chairman of Strategic Aviation and Sky Café. He is responsible for over 1,200 employees and $80 million in annual revenues. His primary role with Heritage is to lead the overall corporate development and implementation of the strategic direction.

Dr. Chris Spooner

Chief Science Officer

Dr. Spooner has over 20 years of clinical and business experience. He operates one of the largest integrative naturopathic care clinics in the Okanagan and Southern Interior of BC. He is on the Medical advisory board of Atrium Innovations, a division of Nestlé Health Sciences and works in an advisory capacity for Kisameet Glacial Clay. He is post-doctoral Fellow in Environmental Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Environmental Medicine Center of Excellence

Corporate Information

Lawyer

McMillan LLP | Vancouver

Auditor

MNP LLP | Toronto

Transfer Agent

Computershare Investor Services Inc. | Vancouver

Bank

Bank of Montreal | Vancouver Main Branch