Cannara Biotech's Team

OUR TEAM

ZOHAR KRIVOROT

CEO & FOUNDER

Zohar Krivorot is a successful entrepreneur. Zohar has founded, advised, invested and sold numerous companies, including Voice over IP application platform 911ENABLE™, which he led from start-up to its acquisition by West telecom in 2014.

Zohar has been recognized as a top leader and innovator by a number of sources, including Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ fastest growing technology companies in Canada. He is actively involved with early-stage companies as an advisor and board member. Zohar resides in Montreal, Quebec with his wife and two children and is a certified commercial pilot.

LENNIE RYER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Ryer previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance at ConjuChem Biotechnologies Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company developing peptide based drugs to improve the treatment of human diseases such as diabetes and growth deficiencies. With ConjuChem, he designed and executed multiple treasury and secondary offerings in excess of $300 million, negotiated $45 million in convertible notes with a Wall Street institution, and as member of the Board of Directors, played an integral Rollin the development and execution of ConjuChem’s IPO.

Mr. Ryer also worked at Paladin Labs Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical firm, in the position of CFO and VP Finance. At Paladin, Mr. Ryer transitioned the company to the Toronto Stock Exchange and led the company’s most significant financing initiative.

Mr. Ryer was formerly the managing partner of the Montreal office of BDO, an international accounting and advisory firm. During his eighteen years in public practice, Mr. Ryer specialized in mergers and acquisitions and taxation.

Mr. Ryer holds a B.Comm degree in finance from McGill University and a degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University Faculty of Graduate Studies. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institutes of Ontario and Quebec.

ALEX WOLFE

VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished business leader with 10 years experience in management,  sales and marketing.  Record of success in developing campaigns, strategies, and solutions that have generated over 300% YOY revenue growth .

A Skilled strategist and negotiator, recognized  for ability to build relationships with key stakeholders and close deals in heavily competitive markets.  He is also a commercially licensed pilot .

BESAR XHELILI

VP OF STRATEGY

Besar has over 10 years of experience in business development, portfolio management, joint ventures and strategic planning. He has served as president of two corporations, focused on estate and financial services.  Besar has practiced law since 2011, concentrated on real estate and litigation, and recently established Manor Law Professional Corporation, a firm specializing in human rights and employment law. He holds a BA from York University and an LLB from Windsor University.

DR. MICHAEL LIVERMAN

CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER C.S.O.

A medical professional with degrees from McGill University and with 40 years of expertise as a Dental Surgeon/Administrator managing a patient care clinic. Michael possesses excellent communication and people skills. He is a long time advocate of medical cannabis and sees the numerous possibilities for its use in both the medical and dental domains.

ETIENNE LEDOUX

MASTER GROWER

Mr. Ledoux has 15 years growing experience , a comprehensive understanding of the cannabis plant, mold/mildew/pest prevention, organic growing, and propagation fundamentals.

His expertise encompasses indoor system design, plant nutrition, crop and pest management, software, sensors and controls, and staff training.

With significant experience managing a production facility including 10 years of indoor growing and a proven track record of creating award winning strains with High THC and Terpene Concentrations. His passion for the cannabis plant has been proven exceptional with his ability to maximize capacity and production, averaging yields of 2.75lbs per light. From Seed to clone he makes great product that maximizes profitability.

WAYNE KARIM

LEAD SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Wayne J. M. Karim completed his studies for Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of California Riverside, and his studies for Master’s of Science in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of San Francisco. Following his employment as Director of Extraction for the world’s first medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam, Wayne founded Cweed LLC where he currently serves as Chief Science Officer. Cweed LLC offers professional consulting services to the global cannabis industry backed by scientific expertise and years of experience in cultivation, extraction, and infused product formulation. Cweed is also exploring the potential of photosynthetic microbes to engage in exogenous terpene biosynthesis through genomic research efforts under the direction of their CSO.

DAVID HYDE

CONSULTANT

David Hyde, M.Sc. CPC is one of Canada’s top independent security consultants. He’s an industry-recognized leader & trusted senior advisor to many large organizations. David holds a M.Sc. (w/Distinction) in Security & Risk Management from the University of Leicester and Certificate in Security Management from the University of Calgary. Over the past 5 years, David Hyde has provided security consulting services to over 250 MMPR/ACMPR license applicants across Canada and worked with 47 of the 91 Licensed Producer sites as well David attended 22 Pre-license Inspections with Health Canada.

LARISSA FELDMAN

ADVISOR

Larissa Feldman is a pharmacist and co-owner of Feldman and Messias Pharmacy. She has been a long- time supporter and medical cannabis research advocate particularly for sleep, pain, anxiety, and oncology treatments. Larissa frequently contributes articles to industry publications and regularly participates as a guest speaker at industry conferences. She graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Montreal in 2005, and is a member of the OPQ, AQPP, and CPA.

RICHARD SHARP

ADVISOR

Richard is an accomplished business strategist with over 30 years experience in digital media communications, software development, and most recently the cannabis industry.

Richard’s current activities in the cannabis industry include: Co-founder of Granite Ridge Life Sciences, a phyto-pharmaceutical health and wellness products company, Co-Founder, Mountain Valley Medicinals, a late-stage ACMPR Licensed Producer applicant, Advisor to Blok Technologies Inc., a blockchain technology company, and CEO of PūrHemp Inc., a hemp-derived products import/export company . Richard is also founder and editor of The Hemp News, an online publication covering the emerging medical cannabis and industrial hemp sectors since 2009.

ZOHAR KRIVOROT

CEO & FOUNDER

Zohar Krivorot is a successful entrepreneur. Zohar has founded, advised, invested and sold numerous companies, including Voice over IP application platform 911ENABLE™, which he led from start-up to its acquisition by West telecom in 2014.

Zohar has been recognized as a top leader and innovator by a number of sources, including Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ fastest growing technology companies in Canada. He is actively involved with early-stage companies as an advisor and board member. Zohar resides in Montreal, Quebec with his wife and two children and is a certified commercial pilot.

LENNIE RYER

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Ryer previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President of Finance at ConjuChem Biotechnologies Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company developing peptide based drugs to improve the treatment of human diseases such as diabetes and growth deficiencies. With ConjuChem, he designed and executed multiple treasury and secondary offerings in excess of $300 million, negotiated $45 million in convertible notes with a Wall Street institution, and as member of the Board of Directors, played an integral Rollin the development and execution of ConjuChem’s IPO.

Mr. Ryer also worked at Paladin Labs Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical firm, in the position of CFO and VP Finance. At Paladin, Mr. Ryer transitioned the company to the Toronto Stock Exchange and led the company’s most significant financing initiative.

Mr. Ryer was formerly the managing partner of the Montreal office of BDO, an international accounting and advisory firm. During his eighteen years in public practice, Mr. Ryer specialized in mergers and acquisitions and taxation.

Mr. Ryer holds a B.Comm degree in finance from McGill University and a degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University Faculty of Graduate Studies. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation from the Institutes of Ontario and Quebec.

ALEX WOLFE

VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

An accomplished business leader with 10 years experience in management,  sales and marketing.  Record of success in developing campaigns, strategies, and solutions that have generated over 300% YOY revenue growth.

A Skilled strategist and negotiator, recognized  for ability to build relationships with key stakeholders and close deals in heavily competitive markets.  He is also a commercially licensed pilot .

BESAR XHELILI

VP OF STRATEGY

Besar has over 10 years of experience in business development, portfolio management, joint ventures and strategic planning. He has served as president of two corporations, focused on estate and financial services.  Besar has practiced law since 2011, concentrated on real estate and litigation, and recently established Manor Law Professional Corporation, a firm specializing in human rights and employment law. He holds a BA from York University and an LLB from Windsor University.

DR. MICHAEL LIVERMAN

CHIEF SCIENCE OFFICER C.S.O.

A medical professional with degrees from McGill University and with 40 years of expertise as a Dental Surgeon/Administrator managing a patient care clinic. Michael possesses excellent communication and people skills. He is a long time advocate of medical cannabis and sees the numerous possibilities for its use in both the medical and dental domains.

ETIENNE LEDOUX

MASTER GROWER

Mr. Ledoux has 15 years growing experience , a comprehensive understanding of the cannabis plant, mold/mildew/pest prevention, organic growing, and propagation fundamentals.

His expertise encompasses indoor system design, plant nutrition, crop and pest management, software, sensors and controls, and staff training.

With significant experience managing a production facility including 10 years of indoor growing and a proven track record of creating award winning strains with High THC and Terpene Concentrations. His passion for the cannabis plant has been proven exceptional with his ability to maximize capacity and production, averaging yields of 2.75lbs per light. From Seed to clone he makes great product that maximizes profitability.

WAYNE KARIM

LEAD SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Wayne J. M. Karim completed his studies for Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at the University of California Riverside, and his studies for Master’s of Science in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of San Francisco. Following his employment as Director of Extraction for the world’s first medical cannabis company, Tikun Olam, Wayne founded Cweed LLC where he currently serves as Chief Science Officer. Cweed LLC offers professional consulting services to the global cannabis industry backed by scientific expertise and years of experience in cultivation, extraction, and infused product formulation. Cweed is also exploring the potential of photosynthetic microbes to engage in exogenous terpene biosynthesis through genomic research efforts under the direction of their CSO.

DAVID HYDE

CONSULTANT

David Hyde, M.Sc. CPC is one of Canada’s top independent security consultants. He’s an industry-recognized leader & trusted senior advisor to many large organizations. David holds a M.Sc. (w/Distinction) in Security & Risk Management from the University of Leicester and Certificate in Security Management from the University of Calgary. Over the past 5 years, David Hyde has provided security consulting services to over 250 MMPR/ACMPR license applicants across Canada and worked with 47 of the 91 Licensed Producer sites as well David attended 22 Pre-license Inspections with Health Canada.

LARISSA FELDMAN

ADVISOR

Larissa Feldman is a pharmacist and co-owner of Feldman and Messias Pharmacy. She has been a long- time supporter and medical cannabis research advocate particularly for sleep, pain, anxiety, and oncology treatments. Larissa frequently contributes articles to industry publications and regularly participates as a guest speaker at industry conferences. She graduated with a degree in pharmacy from the University of Montreal in 2005, and is a member of the OPQ, AQPP, and CPA.

RICHARD SHARP

ADVISOR

Richard is an accomplished business strategist with over 30 years experience in digital media communications, software development, and most recently the cannabis industry.

Richard’s current activities in the cannabis industry include: Co-founder of Granite Ridge Life Sciences, a phyto-pharmaceutical health and wellness products company, Co-Founder, Mountain Valley Medicinals, a late-stage ACMPR Licensed Producer applicant, Advisor to Blok Technologies Inc., a blockchain technology company, and CEO of PūrHemp Inc., a hemp-derived products import/export company . Richard is also founder and editor of The Hemp News, an online publication covering the emerging medical cannabis and industrial hemp sectors since 2009.