Meet the Team

Meet the Liberty Leaf Team

 

 

Will Rascan President of Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd

William Rascan

President & CEO

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.

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).

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.

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).

Barinder Rasode

Advisory Board

Barinder Rasode currently serves as CEO of the National Institute for Cannabis Health & Education (NICHE), an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides impartial, evidence-based research about cannabis production and use in Canada. NICHE's vision for a safe and sustainable cannabis industry encompasses health, social and economic benefits. Among many other accomplishments, Rasode served on the Board of Directors for Fraser Health, providing governance and vision for the largest health authority in British Columbia. Previously she served two terms as an elected City Councillor for the City of Surrey from 2008 to 2014.

Jamie Pearson

Advisory Board

Currently the Director of Operations at Bhang Corporation – an award winning multinational cannabis company – Jamie Pearson works with the Company’s cannabis licensees in different states and oversees the CHB venture (Cypress Hill Bhang). She came to Bhang on the heels of a successful career investing in real estate. She is a serial entrepreneur with years of business operations experience. Ms. Pearson also serves as Managing Director of AMMBA Inc., a cannabis consulting firm that is retained by celebrities and cannabis companies seeking mutual endorsement opportunities.

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.

Kelly Pladson

Corporate Administrator

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.

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