Executive Team

ADRIAN T. MONTGOMERY - CHAIRMAN & INTERIM CEO

  • Mr. Montgomery has been a senior officer and director of several public and private companies in the fields of media, sports and entertainment, finance and industrial services
  • Most recently served as president and CEO of one of Canada’s premier sports and entertainment organizations.
  • Past president and CEO of Tuckamore Capital Management, a conglomerate with over $700 million of annual revenue and QM Environmental, one of Canada’s largest contracting companies.

CHRIS SETO – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

  • 20+ years of capital markets and financial management experience, including investment banking with Paradigm Capital, UBS Securities and CIBC World Market, as well as financial management experience in the telecom and healthcare industries
  • B Com from McMaster University, MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, and Certified Management Accountant designation (C.M.A. 1999)

FRANK KNUETTEL II– CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

  • CFO of numerous public and private companies across diverse industries with considerable capital market and merger and acquisition experience
  • BA in Economics from Tufts University and MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

JEANNETTE HARKIN – SVP, CHIEF OF STAFF

  • 15+ years of experience leading strategic initiatives including process optimization, PM office start-up and execution, IT strategy and organizational design
  • As a Director at Bridgewater Associates, the world largest hedge fund, she led the formation of the Dalio Family Office and Foundation
  • Graduated from Emory University with a degree in Economics

PAT WITCHER – PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

  • 20+ years of experience in local and federal Law Enforcement, including service as Special Agent, earning Top Secret SSBI Clearance
  • Previously served as President of Buddy Boy Brands, and as Chief Compliance Officer at Mjardin Group
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration

BEN FRANZ - SVP, CULTIVATION

  • Developed MJardin’s proprietary fertilizer blend, which increases plant performance and reduces labor and consumable costs
  • Holding a B.S, in Biology with a concentration in Botany, Ben is a multidisciplinary plant scientist dedicated to commercial cannabis cultivation. Ben has course work completed for his M.S. in Horticulture with a concentration in Floriculture
  • Previously designed and managed a commercial cultivation facility in Denver

JOHN F KENNEDY - SVP MARKETING & INNOVATION

  • 20+ years of marketing & sales experience in the beverage alcohol industry, where he leveraged consumer & market insights to build world-class consumer brands in regulated markets around the world
  • 10+ years with Heineken International in Amsterdam launching the Heineken Brand in global markets of Russia, Romania, Poland, South Africa and Nigeria