MEET THE TEAM
The Canivate team is made up of skilled professionals with decades of achievement and recognition in their areas of expertise. This includes executive and operational management, finance and investment strategy, agriculture and horticulture, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, greenhouse management, consumer and packaged goods, design and construction, law, brand building and, of course, cannabis.
Individually, each person brings an impressive and proven track record to their work at Canivate. Collectively, we come together as a strong, experienced and collaborative team – ready to disrupt the cannabis industry using science, business strategy and the ability to see opportunity where others see challenges.
Canivate’s management team is executing a strategic business approach planned to redefine the business of cannabis in all aspects in this emerging sector. This means that we are reviewing and revising entire elements of how things are currently being done – from the production of seedlings to cultivation to the establishment of offtake partnerships to branding and marketing. We will make evidence-based decisions with the goal of redefining industry standards, which have been in place and have been unquestioned since the industry began.
Canivate’s proprietary facility and growing system is designed to address the serious issues plaguing this upstart and exciting industry. Our business expertise provides the ability to implement our business strategy and redefine how this industry works, with a focus on making it better for everyone involved – from the cultivator to the retailer to, and most importantly, the consumer.
Canivate plans to be a leader in bringing positive change to cannabis and hemp.
Ingo has been involved in the finance and advisory business for the past 20 years, having raised over $200M in the last 10 years. His previous executive experience includes being the CEO of Wigu City Edutainment Centres PLC, London Mining PLC (Colombia), and International Coal Company Ltd.
VP Design & Construction
Troy has focused on innovative design and construction technologies throughout his career. Most recently, Troy was the VP Design and Development of MGM. Previously, he was a Project Manager at Wynn Resorts and a Design Manager at Universal Studios (Japan). Troy is a registered professional architect and received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Montana State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard has over 25 years of experience in both start-up and public companies in the consumer goods, cannabis fertilizer, manufacturing, and forest industries. Richard has also served as the CFO of Emerald Harvest Co., Dan-D Foods, Ltd., and was the Director of Finance and CFO of SUGOI Performance Apparel and a partner at First Choice Capital Advisors.
Director of Cultivation & Production
Holding dual Masters Degrees in Agri/Horticultural Sciences and Plant Breeding/Genetics, Usman has worked 22+ years on greenhouse management and 15+ years in plant genetics, covering various produce sectors. Large-scale projects include a 10-acre facility in California and 20 acres in Canada.