Board of Directors

* Independent directors of the Company.

Peter Miller


SLANG Worldwide Co-Founder and CEO Peter Miller is an experienced entrepreneur with successful exits and 10 years of executive experience. He and Billy Levy co-founded Mettrum Health Corp, a leading Canadian licensed producer that was acquired by Canopy Growth. An entrepreneur with a track record in agriculture, operations, tech, and clean energy, Peter is also the Chairman of the Canadian licensed producer Agripharm. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Peter worked in corporate development at Esri Canada. SLANG Worldwide is a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods company with a robust portfolio of renowned brands distributed across more than 2,600 stores in 11 US states.

Mr. Miller pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University.

Chris Donnelly


Chris Donnelly is the founder of four start-up ventures across consumer products, digital marketing, and outdoor advertising. In 2002, Mr. Donnelly helped create the subsidiaries group within Nike. In 2006, Mr. Donnelly joined Oakley as SVP of Global Strategy and Product, where he rebuilt the organizational structure for all 3,000 employees to align the company around its top priorities. Over 9 years, through 450 new retail stores and 4 website launches, he shifted the direct to consumer business from 11% of revenues to 48%. Since 2016, Mr. Donnelly has spent his time advising and investing in consumer businesses. Currently, Mr. Donnelly owns and manages a USD$20M luxury real estate portfolio in Park City, Utah and supports the management team at RedBubble on their strategy and consumer journey.

Mr. Donnelly has a B.S. in Thermo-Engineering from Harvey Mudd University and an MBA from Stanford.

Chris Driessen


Chris Driessen is the President of NCG, ACG and NSH, which collectively carry on business under the trademark “Organa Brands,” all while remaining separate businesses. Organa Brands develops and markets leading cannabis brands and is responsible for popularizing the 510 thread vaporizer pen with the launch of its O.penVape product line in 2012. Prior to his work with Organa Brands, Mr. Driessen held senior sales positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Konica Minolta Business Solutions.

Mr. Driessen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations that he completed at Texas Tech University and the University of North Texas.

Kelly Ehler


Kelly Ehler is a Chartered Accountant and former auditor with PWC and banker with Bank of Montreal. He has sat on various public company corporate boards and board committees including additional roles as Audit Committee Chairman. He has led many companies, from start-ups to billion-dollar public companies, as CFO in a variety of industries and countries. His experience covers debt financing, due diligence, acquisitions and dispositions, audits, consolidations, multi jurisdiction entities and multijurisdictional public companies. Mr. Ehler’s public company experience covers many capacities and positions including CEO, COO, VP and CFO.

Matt Fraser


Matt Fraser joined CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective (“CANarchy”) as CFO in July 2015 after spending eight years at Lazard Frères in its Middle Market advisory group. At Lazard Frères, Mr. Fraser advised Oskar Blues on its transaction with Fireman Capital Partners (current equity partner in CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective). Shortly after the transaction, Mr. Fraser left Lazard Frères where he was a Director and joined CANarchy as the CFO to assist in consolidating the craft beer space. As CFO, Mr. Fraser was responsible for all financial matters in collaboration with brewery executives including financial reporting and analysis, forecasting and overall budget management.

Mr. Fraser was elevated to COO of CANarchy in January 2018 and in May 2018 his role expanded to President and COO. As President and COO, Mr. Fraser leads all business operations across the portfolio of craft breweries, which now includes Cigar City Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Perrin Brewing, Squatters Craft Beer and Wasatch Brewery, Deep Ellum Brewing Company and Three Weavers Brewing. Under Mr. Fraser’s leadership, CANarchy has grown to the 8th largest craft brewery in the United States and operates 8 manufacturing locations and 16 brewpubs and taprooms across the United States.

Mr. Fraser earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Keith Stein


Keith Stein joined Dentons Canada LLP as Counsel in 2014 after serving as Counsel at Heenan Blaikie LLP from 2008 until February 2014. From 1994 to 2008, he was a senior executive with Magna International Inc. reporting to the Chairman, Frank Stronach and continued to act as a consultant reporting to the Executive Vice-Chairman until November 2010. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Stein held the position of Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at Magna. Before joining Magna, Mr. Stein was Senior Corporate Counsel for Toyota Canada and Toyota Credit Canada. Mr. Stein has been a board member of various publicly listed companies.

Mr. Stein is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1989.

Robert Verdun


Robert (Bob) Verdun specializes in helping businesses with their go to market/growth strategies and effective ways to maximize shareholder value. He has recently been involved in dozens of M&A transactions, advising company owners on strategies for growth, acquisitions, mergers and capital raises. Under Mr. Verdun’s leadership as President and Chief Executive Officer, Computerized Facility Integration (“CFI”) won Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” award for five consecutive years. Mr. Verdun established partnerships with some of the leading companies in its industry and became IBM’s largest global partner for multiple product lines. CFI routinely won awards as an Employer of Choice, Companies to Watch, Best and Brightest, Great Place to Work, and more. Mr. Verdun has capabilities in all areas of business transactions including structure, finance, legal and integration.

Mr. Verdun is a Graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Entrepreneurial Master’s Program.