BECOMING CALIFORNIA’S PREMIUM CANNABIS COMPANY
As a company we are driven by innovating, growing premium cannabis, further-developing our world-class nursery and holding the spot as California’s #1 cannabis consumer packaged goods brand.
This mission is driven by a desire to improve the wellbeing of our communities as a trusted and recognizable provider of top-shelf THC and CBD products that meet the needs and expectations of our growing cannabis community.
Through innovative technology and our teams’ deep-rooted expertise, we aim to unlock the full potential of the cannabis plant – bringing forward-thinking products to a growing market of premium consumers.
In support of this exciting mission, we will remain focused on our core values – ensuring only the best products make it to our consumers:
GROWING ROOTS IN CALIFORNIA’S “GREEN ZONE”
The first to understand the value of Coalinga, California’s ‘Green Zone’, Next Green Wave purchased 15 acres of land – zoned for cannabis production and manufacturing – strategically located between all major California markets. This space and it’s four planned facilities, together will serve as our headquarters and production facilities for our fully integrated, seed-to-sale model.
Our company’s first state-of-the-art facility on the property, 35,000 sq ft, has been completed and hooked up to the power grid. A second facility for research and innovation is being retrofitted and is expected to be ready for production in Q2 of 2019. In addition to the existing facilities, we have the ability to add a further 250,000 sq ft greenhouse to our land parcel increasing its total capacity to 350,000 sq ft.
With these facilities and an impressive 120 cannabis strain library – including several cannabis cup, award-winning genetics – we will be producing premium cannabis products for the globe, all while continuing to innovate with strategic partnership and global leader, Intrexon.
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Leigh is an integrated marketing communications and innovations professional of 15+ years. He has held board level positions for multiple companies and has success and experience in venture capital services and the commercialization of private and public companies across the globe, in particular: North America, Australia, and the Asia Pacific Region. He is currently a corporate advisor to multiple listed companies on the CSE and TSXv.
DIRECTOR, COO & HEAD OF R&D
Mike is a Central Valley, California native who has been working in the Cannabis industry for 20+ years. In addition to large cultivation projects, Mike has specialized in owning and operating several dispensaries. As the co-founder of Loud Seeds, a multiple High Times Cannabis Cup winning breeding and cultivation company, he has been involved in cannabis cultivation, breeding, and marketing for 15+ years, establishing brands in both the US and Europe.
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
For over 18 years, Paul has provided business advisory services for both public and private companies. He has founded, acted as a senior officer and director, and provided strategic planning for various companies in the cannabis, mining, oil and gas, and technology sectors during his career. Paul also has experience working within the Canadian equities market.
CPA-CA, VP FINANCE
Matt has spent the last several years assisting companies in emerging industries scale and grow from a financial reporting, treasury, HR, legal and operational perspective. Before joining Next Green Wave, Matt was involved with numerous tech companies of various sizes and international locations, including the State of California. Matt spent the first several years of his career at KPMG where he gathered his base knowledge of financial reporting, tax, compliance, process and control implementation.
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
As a 25 year business, marketing and branding strategist, Jodie has global experience in creating intelligent consumer-centric brands and marketing programs, within: Cannabis, Health Care, Consumer Packaged Goods, FinTech and Lifestyle markets. As an executive and senior advisor to dozens of companies, she has created and launched hundreds of products, programs and campaigns, through a deep understanding of retail, media and consumer engagement strategies.
VP Corporate Development
Caroline has over 17 years of experience in IR and corporate development across diverse sectors such as mining and natural resources, blockchain and environmental technologies. Caroline specializes in digital business strategies and data analytics and has successfully implemented international campaigns that gained exposure and engagement value for both public and private companies. Caroline has also been involved with numerous start-ups which shaped her strong focus in compliance and quantitative project management.
Gordon has over 20 years of senior financial management experience in the mining industry. He was Vice-President, Corporate Controller for Augusta Resource Corp and from 1994 to 2009, Corporate Controller for Pan American Silver Corp. and Lundin Mining Corp. Gordon brings a wealth of experience in tax planning and compliance, financial reporting, Sarbanes Oxley/Internal Controls, implementation of ERP systems and mergers and acquisitions.
Darryl is a performance driven entrepreneurial executive who has undertaken, managed and successfully completed complex transactions, assessing people and operations, implementing change, and building teams to execute. Well known and respected in the investment and business community as an accomplished professional and successful investor and entrepreneur, Darryl was formerly President & CEO of a national financial services organization, and Chairman, President & CEO of a technology company providing mission critical banking and payment system services for over 100 financial institutions in Western Canada.