Bruce Linton

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation
Speaker Year | Toronto 2020

Mr. Linton is the founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy or CGC), a world leading, diversified cannabis company, offering diverse brands and curated cannabis strain varieties.  Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Tweed, Tweed Farms, and Bedrocan Canada, Canopy operates three state-of-the-art production facilities with over half a million square feet of indoor and greenhouse production capacity.

Bruce’s primary focus has been to position cannabis brands in a competitive market and to raise the capital necessary to fund such operations. Bruce’s experience as a founder, CEO, and Board member across a wide variety of enterprises lends itself well to the positive start of Canopy, which to date has enjoyed market support for capital raises of approximately $100 million and as the first pubic listed company and the distinction of being the first company in the industry to be offered debt instruments by a Federal lender. Bruce has led three M&A transactions valued over $70 million total since founding CGC.

In addition to his leadership responsibility at Canopy, Bruce is the CEO of communications company Martello Technologies. After beginning his career at Newbridge Networks Corporation, he held positions that included General Manager and Re-Founder of and President and Co-Founder of webHancer Corp.  In addition, Mr. Linton was part of the team that founded CrossKeys Systems Corporation (CrossKeys) and he participated in the team that led CrossKeys’ initial public offering on NASDAQ and the TSX.

Mr. Linton is a member of the Board of Directors of AusCann Group Holdings Ltd., an early leader in the nascent Australian medical cannabis industry.  Bruce is a highly sought-after public speaker on marijuana business management and regulation as well as technology and business leadership, having spoken at such events as the National Cannabis Summit, the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo and TEDx Kanata.

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