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Bob Gilson, B Comm. MBA

, , Canada
Co-Founder & CEO, Cadence Agricultural Systems Inc. (CASi)

Bob Gilson is a co-founder and CEO of Cadence Agricultural Systems Inc. (CASi) Founded in 2017, CASi is sells modular grow systems. The company’s products are sealed grow chambers with precisely controlled micro-climates that produce high-quality cannabis.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Bob was Vice President and Group Head of Citibank Venture Capital Canada. After leaving Citibank he led the turnaround of a $25 million computer distributor company and later completed an acquisition of Aegis Biomedical, taking the cardiac diagnostic company from insolvency to a $35 million IPO in 18 months.

Over the next 12 years Bob bought and sold two smaller companies and co-founded two medical diagnostic companies, resulting in a buyout and an IPO. He also led turnarounds for two companies – Meditech International and Latitude Countertops and since 2014 has raised $150 million in financings for expansions and buyouts.

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