Meet the Team

Meet The Team

William Rascan
President & Director

Mr. Rascan joins Liberty Leaf with +25 years’ experience in the investment brokerage industry, most recently as a Partner, Senior Investment Advisor with Northern Securities. Mr. Rascan’s business ranged from active international trading clients to raising capital for junior mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”). Past firms include, CM Oliver, Research Capital, Blackmont and Jennings Capital. Prior to his years as an Investment Advisor, Mr. Rascan was Vice-President, Institutional Money Market Sales with ScotiaMcleod Inc.

Jamie Robinson
CFO

Mr. Robinson is a Chartered Accountant, specializing in accounting, auditing and financial reporting under both IFRS and ASPE. Prior to joining Liberty Leaf, Mr. Robinson worked at Deloitte as a Manager focusing on publicly listed and private company audits as well as business reviews, performance enhancement engagements and formal restructuring proceedings. After his public practice experience, Jamie worked as a Senior Financial Analyst at Corinex Communications, performing in-depth financial analysis of currencies, commodities, and financial statements for the purpose of investment and hedge fund trading. Mr. Robinson holds a CA designation and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.

Doug Macdonell
Director

Mr. Macdonell is a retired RCMP officer and recognized expert in the field of cannabis and cannabis cultivation. He initiated and supervised RCMP marijuana grow facilities in Vancouver and Edmonton for the purpose of training RCMP and City Police personnel to become experts in this field. In addition to training police in the field of cannabis production, Mr. Macdonell has also lectured extensively to other agencies such as the Drug Enforcement Agency in the U.S. and Department of Justice Personnel in Canada. He has been recognized as an expert witness in cannabis, cannabis production and distribution at all levels of the Canadian court system. Since retiring from the RCMP, Mr. Macdonell has sat on the Boards of several organizations as well as serving two terms as a City Councilor.

Steven Feldman
Director

Mr. Feldman has more than 25 years' experience in the capital markets. Notably, Mr. Feldman was part of the original management team of SouthGobi Resources that evolved from a $20 million market cap explorer to a $2 Billion+ market cap coal producer with senior listings on the Toronto and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. Currently, Mr. Feldman is a Social Media Consultant and a participant in the global cannabis industry. Additionally, Mr. Feldman has over six years' experience in Investment Counsel and has completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Canadian Options Course (OLC) and the Professional Financial Planner Course (PFPC).

Kelly Pladson
Corporate Secretary

Kelly Pladson has provided corporate governance and regulatory compliance services to many TSX Venture and CSE listed companies since 2009. She works closely with the company’s CEO and legal counsel in maintaining corporate records, managing the day to day operations of the company and ensuring the company’s filings with the securities commissions and exchanges are accurately filed and in accordance with their deadlines. Prior to 2009, Ms. Pladson was an investment advisor’s assistant for two years.

Robert W.E. Laurie
Advisory Board Chair

Mr. Laurie is an international lawyer, writer and speaker, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and called to the British Columbia Bar as a barrister and solicitor.

After practicing law in London and New York in the areas of hedge fund formation and securities fraud litigation, Mr. Laurie founded AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2013. Mr. Laurie focuses his legal practice on issues related to cannabis, encompassing the areas of business law, family and administrative litigation, plus criminal defense. He is also a former Board Advisor to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD).

Kris Davenport
Investor Relations

Kris has a diverse background that includes corporate communications, investor and public relations, advertising and marketing, project management and business administration. She has worked in both the public and private market sectors on a wide range of projects forĀ  clients from many different industries, including the resource sector, bio-tech, high tech, new media, software and the entertainment industry. Along with experience, Kris brings an extensive financial network of private investors and brokerage firms that’s a distinct asset for Liberty Leaf.

Mary C. Fitzpatrick, B.S, D.V.M.
Advisory Board

Dr. Fitzpatrick has experience providing veterinary services to a diverse mixture of animals ranging from pocket pets to zoo animals. Her primary focus of interest is on companion animals and providing a pain-free existence during their senior years. Having Dr. Fitzpatrick's insight and participation will advance Liberty Leaf and its partner, ESEV, to develop dosage guidelines for household pets.

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Whether you are an investor seeking to include the cannabis industry in your portfolio, or an entrepreneur with a start-up or a strong business idea for the legal cannabis space, Liberty Leaf has the expertise and financial resources to build your portfolio or take your enterprise to the next level.