Rob van Santen
CEO / CHAIR / DIRECTOR
Mr. van Santen has been Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June 2019. Between 2014-18 as The Valens Company’s founding CEO and Chair, he engineered the reverse takeover, listing and funding of Valens AgriTech and the acquisition of Supra THC Services. He has over 35 years experience providing financial and intellectual capital to both private business and the public markets, beginning his financial career in 1986 with Burns Fry Investor Services, and spending several years with Yorkton Securities’ Natural Resources Group, Wolverton Securities and as Travelers Financial’s Director of Corporate Finance. Mr. van Santen holds a Commerce degree in Organizational Behavior from Concordia University, Chartered Accountant and CPA designations in British Columbia, and a Chartered Market Technician designation from the Market Technicians Association in New York. He was editor and publisher of a by-subscription top-performing growth stocks publication for 20 years.
COO / DIRECTOR
Mr. Tombe is a co-founder of Valens AgriTech Ltd. and a former director of The Valens Company. He founded Advantage Microbial Solutions in 2008 to provide microbiological materials to the viticulture industry, and a wide variety of organically certified material for the agriculture and hydroponic industry.
CFO / DIRECTOR
Mr. Duong is a highly experienced financial professional and leader. Prior to joining ASC, he led the cannabis practice at PDC Business & Tax as CFO and has advised private and public clients on corporate finance, capital raises, M&A, tax, financial reporting and cost accounting. In addition, he has held roles as fractional CFO to his cannabis clients. Prior tenures include Ernst & Young, MNP and BDO. Mr. Duong obtained a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada) designation and holds a B.A Degree from the University of Alberta and is an Executive MBA candidate from Queen’s University.
Mr. Sancewicz is a performance driven business professional with a proven record of implementing ambitious marketing and growth strategies to meet and exceed scalable business development objectives. With a true passion for business, his entrepreneurial creativity and start-up experience contributes leadership, support and organization to AgriCann's ambitious growth strategy to deliver exceptional genetics, supplies and services to the premium craft cannabis marketplace. Mr. Sancewicz is a Principal of Prime Pillars Management Corp. and holds a B.B.A in Human Resources & Marketing from Thompson Rivers University.
Chris L. MacPherson
Mr. MacPherson has 25 years of experience in finance, banking and entrepreneurial enterprises in the North American markets. He has extensive experience in the capital markets. Chris has been responsible for finance and marketing activities, funding and acquisition opportunities as well as assisting in strategic and tactical matters. He has sat on a number of boards, including BC Hydro and Westech.