From management to cultivation and distribution, INDIVA’s team is cut from experience.
Niel was a top-performing fund manager at a prominent U.S. firm, where he managed a portfolio of over $1 billion across several industries. He also served as Vice President, and separately as a director, for TSX listed natural resource focused companies. Subsequently, Niel worked as an investment banker, and has been involved in financings and M&A transactions exceeding $1 billion. Niel is a graduate of McGill University's commerce program.
Mr. Sutherland is a pioneer in the Canadian medical cannabis space. He was Chief Operating Officer at Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., a leading Canadian medical cannabis firm, prior to its acquisition by Tweed Marijuana Inc. (now Canopy Growth Corporation). Mr. Sutherland continues to be involved in the Canadian medical cannabis industry today. Mr. Sutherland is an engineer by training, and also holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University. Mr. Sutherland also acts as Managing Principal at Initiative Capital Limited.
Mr. Yersh is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Mitel Networks and is located in Ottawa. He has previously held many senior finance and operational roles through his career, including Chief Administrative Officer of eSentire, CFO and EVP of Corporate Development at KORE Telematics and CFO of Blackberry. Mr. Yersh brings with him a wealth of experience in corporate governance, financial reporting and oversight.
Mr. Lafleche is a successful entrepreneur. He is currently the President of Calco Soils Inc., a business he founded in 1979. Other businesses he successfully launched include Lafleche Environmental (founded in 1997 and sold in 2010), Moose Creek Tire Recycling (founded in 2004 and continues to operate) and Lafleche-Leblanc Soil Remediation (founded in 2006 and sold in 2013).
Mr. Marotta is Managing Director of Marotta Investments Limited. Between 1984 and 2014, he was the President of Woodbine Truck Centre. Mr. Marotta is an accountant by training, having received his CPA designation in 2012 and his Chartered Accountant designation in 1978. He graduated from the Schulich School of Business with a B.A. (Business) in 1975.
Russell Wilson is Vice President, Business Development with W. Brett Wilson’s holding company Prairie Merchant Corporation ("PMC"), a private investment company based in Calgary, Alberta. Mr Wilson has worked with PMC since the fall of 2016 where he manages PMC’s portfolio of cannabis and technology holdings, as well as participation in the company’s extensive and diversified holdings in real estate, power/energy, sports and agriculture. Mr. Wilson splits his time between Brisbane, Australia and Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Wilson also sits on the Board of Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd., a Canadian company that has established a national network of SpiritLeaf cannabis retail stores.