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. Comm. from McMaster University, MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, and Certified Management Accountant designation (C.M.A. 1999)

PATRICK WITCHER - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

  • 20+ years 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

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

ERIC GATTONI - SVP, NA WEST/CENTRAL

  • 10+ years of experience building and leading operational teams from 5 to over 1,000 people in the automotive, technology and service industries as well as 5+ years of P&L management experience.
  • Eric previously served as Vice President, Operations for FirstService Residential, one of Canada's largest property management companies.

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

CHRISTINE HALEF - SVP, ATLANTIC CANADA OPERATIONS

  • Founder of AtlantiCann Medical Inc. (AMI), a Health Canada licensed Cannabis Cultivation & Extraction Facility in N.S
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University and Practising Pharmacist since 2007