The Flowr Corporation is a Toronto-headquartered cannabis company with operations in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Its Canadian operating campus, located in Kelowna, BC, includes a purpose-built, GMP-designed indoor cultivation facility; an outdoor and greenhouse cultivation site; and a state-of-the-art R&D facility that is currently under construction. From this campus, Flowr produces recreational and medicinal products. Internationally, Flowr intends to service the global medical cannabis market through its subsidiary Holigen, which has a license for cannabis cultivation in Portugal and will operate GMP-designed manufacturing facilities in Portugal and Australia.
Flowr aims to support improving outcomes through responsible cannabis use and, as an established expert in cannabis cultivation, strives to be the brand of choice for consumers and patients seeking the highest-quality craftsmanship and product consistency across a portfolio of differentiated cannabis products.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. Tolia attended the University of Michigan where he obtained a BA in economics and BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Prior to his role with the Corporation, Mr. Tolia was the managing member of Bengal Capital Trading LLC, a derivatives trading firm with a focus on listed equity options, and previously held roles with investment banking firms Peter J. Solomon Company and hedge fund Midtown Capital.
FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER
Mr. Flow is globally recognized for his cannabis thought leadership and expertise in building and operating cannabis cultivation facilities. Mr. Flow was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at MedReleaf from January 2013-April 2015. Mr. Flow sits on the board and advisory committees of several cannabis-related companies.
Prior to joining Flowr, Mr. Emanuel co-founded QuarterSpot, Inc., an online lending platform. As President and COO, Mr. Emanuel built the company into an industry leader by overseeing the issuance of 8,500 loans and $670 million in financing in 6 years. He also led LASO, Inc., the company’s intellectual property arm and formed a distribution partnership with one of the top 3 credit bureaus in the U.S. Previously, Mr. Emanuel served as General Counsel and COO at GotCoders, Inc, a software development consultancy. Mr. Emanuel holds a BBA, with distinction, from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and received his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.
Mr. Klein received his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Boston University Law School and a Master’s Degree in tax law from New York University Law School. He received his Bachelor of Science in business from the State University of New York in Albany. Mr. Klein is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Core Holdings, which owns and operates hotels and event spaces, and provides seed capital to hedge funds, venture capital funds, and private equity funds. Previously, Mr. Klein was an attorney at Skadden Arps, and Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Alex is a bilingual CPA, CA with over 25 years of experience leading financial operations and strategic planning for multinational public companies, primarily in the mining and manufacturing sectors. Alex was most recently CFO of Era Resources Inc., prior to its acquisition by The Sentient Group. He has held senior positions including CFO of Avion Gold Corporation prior to its acquisition by Endeavour Mining Ltd., CFO of Goldbelt Resources Ltd. prior to its acquisition by Wega Mining ASA and Group Controller of Litens Automotive Partnership, a division within Magna International Inc.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Francesco Tallarico is Flowr’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, overseeing all aspects of Flowr’s legal needs, and providing leadership of Flowr’s M&A and corporate finance strategy. Prior to joining Flowr, Mr. Tallarico served as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Concordia International Corp. (now Advanz Pharma Corp.), a specialty pharmaceutical company listed on the TSX. At Concordia, Mr. Tallarico led Concordia’s global legal and compliance functions, M&A transactions valued at over USD$4.5 billion and USD$2.4 billion corporate debt restructuring. Before joining Concordia, Mr. Tallarico practiced law in the corporate and securities group of Fasken in Toronto. Mr. Tallarico holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a JD from the University of Windsor.
CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
Ashley served as the Chief People Officer of Freshii Inc., and previously as Vice President of People Culture at Freshii Inc.. Prior to that, Ms. Thomson held a number of positions at Lululemon Athletica Inc. from October 2006 to January 2016, where she served as the Global Manager of Recruiting and Talent. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and holds a Master of Counseling Psychology from the City University of Seattle.
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