Senior Management and Nevada Operations
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.
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
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.
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.
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.