As the company’s founder, Mark has been responsible for guiding Cannabco’s strategic direction. With a single minded vision of success and innovation, Mark has created tremendous shareholder value through the implementation of initiatives exclusive to Cannabco and unique to the cannabis industry. Mark is also hands on when it comes to growing cannabis and is considered one of the foremost indoor hydroponics experts in the cannabis space having developed enhanced cultivation, and processing technologies used exclusively by CannabCo.
Mark’s education began at the age of 15 when he was accepted into University of Toronto for Biology and Physics, and he holds an MBA from Hamilton College at Oxford. After paying his way through school by building custom computers in his dorm room, he was appointed President and CEO of Software Solutions where he spearheaded an operation of software development and distribution to 23 countries globally. He subsequently established Infinity Online Systems, one of the first internet companies in Canada, featuring a larger calling region than SPRINT, and subsequently sold the company to PRIMUS Telecommunications in 2001.
Mark has been featured in numerous industry publications and online media including Canadian Business Magazine. Since his time with PRIMUS, Mark has built financial and distribution networks worth over $100MM in sales revenue. For the 6 years prior to CannabCo, Mark worked as a senior executive in the Oil and Gas sector where he established relationships in numerous international markets including the US, South America, Dubai, South East Asia, and several European countries.
Mark’s is an accomplished public speaker and has taken the stage internationally on topics ranging from business development to cannabis cultivation strategies and facility build-outs. Mark was invited recently to participate in the Cannabis Advisory Council sponsored by the Colombian and Canadian Chamber of commerce alongside the Minister of Health In Bogota, Colombia. In addition, Mark was a featured speaker at the ExpoCannabiz show in South America speaking on strategies for successful cultivation in Colombia.