Leadership & Governance

Senior Management

Ken Villazor

President and CEO

Mr. Villazor has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Affairs including communications, public relations, business development, regulatory affairs, government relations, philanthropy and public policy. He has held numerous senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry working extensively in government regulated aspects of commercial operations including formulary/market access, pricing compliance, price controls, manufacturing grants, regulatory approvals and shaping federal and provincial government policies. Mr. Villazor has been a director of Organic Garage Ltd. (TSXV:OG) since 2016 and serves on its Audit Committee, Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. He has worked for a number of large pharmaceutical companies including SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline and Biovail Corporation as well as with the industry’s national trade association based in Ottawa. In addition, Mr. Villazor also spent more than decade in the sports and entertainment industry including having served as an Alternate Governor and advisor to a National Hockey League franchise. His Board experience spans the academic sector, not-for-profit sector and publicly-traded companies.

Geoff Miachika

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Miachika is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 10 years of experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining CNX, he was a Senior Manager with one of the big 4 accounting firms in Vancouver where he primarily served Canadian and US public companies in audit, accounting advisory and securities engagements. Mr. Miachika has extensive experience working with clients listed on the TSX, TSX-V, CSE, NYSE. Mr. Miachika has regulatory and financial reporting experience in IFRS, US GAAP and US internal control certifications, accounting for mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other shareholder related matters. Operationally, Mr. Miachika has also managed teams of professional resources in the execution of large scale global audits. Mr. Miachika also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Nevada Management & Operations

Karl Fox

Mr. Fox has nearly 20 years of experience in Facility Management including responsibilities involving complex, commercial scale, multi-location operations located in the United States and Canada. His senior management responsibilities have included Facilities Management oversight of operating facilities and related support buildings in excess of 10 million square feet. Mr. Fox is a Professional Registered Engineer and has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Victoria. He was born and raised in Boise, Idaho.

Robert Pulido

Mr. Pulido has worked in the commercial greenhouse sector for more than 17 years and has three decades of experience as a senior Human Resource executive. He has applied his extensive and specialized Human Resource knowledge in the areas of labour strategy, employment law, mediation, grievance and arbitration, talent acquisition and retention, corporate social responsibility, performance management, training and workplace health and safety to more than 2,000 greenhouse employees and management staff. Mr. Pulido resided and worked extensively in Arizona for more than 20 years.

Dillon Kass

Mr. Kass is experienced in local, state and federal regulatory compliance across numerous sectors. His specific experience in commercial greenhouse regulatory affairs spans water treatment compliance, licensing and permitting, compliance training for operations staff and management, and large-scale environmental site assessments. Mr. Kass’ commercial greenhouse regulatory, compliance, licensing and permitting expertise is extensive with a particular focus on the regulatory regimes in California and Nevada. Mr. Kass is also a California licensed Professional Geologist. He also proudly served in the United States Navy.

Advisors

Steven Newell

Steven Newell has 30 years of agricultural experience, including the last 20 years working in all areas of large-scale commercial greenhouse operations. He has extensive experience in site selection, designing, permitting, planning and building commercial greenhouses and related processing and packaging facilities. He has developed strong relationships globally, including with international suppliers of technology and equipment. Steven attended Queens University School of Business.

John Newell

John Newell has 30 years of agricultural experience, including the last 20 years working in all areas of large-scale commercial greenhouse operations. His strong background spans all areas of sales and marketing, general management of greenhouse operations, developing and fostering third party grower relationships, and sourcing of bought in product. John majored in microbiology at University of British Columbia.

Anthony Martin

Mr. Martin has over 35 years of financial management experience in commercial greenhouse operations as a Chief Financial Officer since 2008. He was previously the CFO, COO and President of one of Canada’s Top 100 TSX listed issuers, and formerly the President and COO of the largest service provider of banking solutions to financial institutions and ATM networks. He has extensive knowledge of Canadian and U.S. taxation, accounting, financial reporting, capital markets, debt markets, corporate governance and operations. Mr. Martin holds a B.Com (Magna cum Laude) and Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Concordia University. He is a member of both the Canadian Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Chartered Accountants and the Quebec Order of Certified Public Accountants – Chartered Accountants.

Board of Directors

Ken Villazor

President and CEO

Mr. Villazor has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Affairs including communications, public relations, business development, regulatory affairs, government relations, philanthropy and public policy. He has held numerous senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry working extensively in government regulated aspects of commercial operations including formulary/market access, pricing compliance, price controls, manufacturing grants, regulatory approvals and shaping federal and provincial government policies. Mr. Villazor has been a director of Organic Garage Ltd. (TSXV:OG) since 2016 and serves on its Audit Committee, Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. He has worked for a number of large pharmaceutical companies including SmithKline Beecham, GlaxoSmithKline and Biovail Corporation as well as with the industry’s national trade association based in Ottawa. In addition, Mr. Villazor also spent more than decade in the sports and entertainment industry including having served as an Alternate Governor and advisor to a National Hockey League franchise. His Board experience spans the academic sector, not-for-profit sector and publicly-traded companies.

Warner Fong

Director

Mr. Fong has over 25 years of experience in accounting and administration, with the past 14 years in a senior management role in the greenhouse industry, responsible for the reporting requirements of the business, including annual audit and reviewed quarter-end financial statements reporting, operations and capital budgeting, cash flow management, trade credit, and developing internal control processes for new reporting entities. Mr. Fong has worked for private enterprises and large multi-national, publicly traded corporations in Canada and Europe with their head offices situated in Canada. He is a licensed CPA, CMA in Canada.

Amit Varma

Director

Mr. Varma brings with him over 17 years of experience in cross border commercial banking, and corporate finance roles with some of the largest financial institutions in Canada as well senior management and executive roles with some of Canada’s largest agricultural companies. Mr. Varma has worked in both large private and public companies and has been responsible for sourcing, developing, and maintaining new and existing relationships with strategic financial partners to ensure the long-term availability of adequate sources of capital including equity and debt required for the ongoing operations, trade finance, cash management, covenant compliance, planned capital expenditures and the funding of the company’s strategic initiatives including possible mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his career in both the private and public sectors, Mr. Varma has successfully delivered several billion dollars in operating loans, term debt, subordinated debt and equity financing.

David Wesley

Director

Mr. Wesley has a decade of experience in the development, implementation and operational handover of some of the largest commercial greenhouse operations in North America. He has delivered over $400 million dollars of agricultural, office, industrial and other green field construction. Mr. Wesley has extensive multi-national experience leading Development efforts and Regulatory compliance from the local City level to Federal agencies. He has experience in both private company and advisory Boards. Mr. Wesley holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Executive Management with a Specialization in Management Consulting, a Masters Certificate in Project Management, and Certificate in Business Administration.

Governance

The Board and the management of Flower One acknowledge the importance of good corporate governance practices in the proper conduct of the affairs of the Company. Please download and review the following PDF documents for more information on our corporate governance policies and procedures.