California-based testing laboratory CannaSafe added four new executives to its management team: Vice President of Business Development Todd Geller, Chief Financial Officer Matthew McCormack, Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions Dr. Keith Wheatstone, and Vice President of Science Dr. Aaron Stancik.
“We are delighted to welcome such a talented group of professionals to the CannaSafe family,” said CannaSafe Chief Executive Officer Aaron Riley. “Keith, Todd, Matthew, and Aaron bring invaluable experience to the company that will help drive our growth and expansion across the U.S. and advance our scientific capabilities, further establishing CannaSafe as the leading cannabis testing facility in the nation.”
WeedMD appointed human resources executive Deborah Sikkema to the role of chief people officer. She also will serve on the company’s compensation committee and its board of directors. WeedMD’s Chief Strategy Officer Stephen Ng was promotedto the role of chief commercial officer.
“This has been a transformative year for our employees and our industry,” said WeedMD Chief Executive Officer Angelo Tsebelis. “Our valued employees are our single greatest resource which defines who we are as a company and under Deborah’s leadership, teams have integrated seamlessly. We’re thrilled to welcome her as a permanent member of our team as we continue building the business for commercial success. Both Deborah and Stephen are inspirational leaders and strategic thinkers who bring valuable expertise at a critical juncture as we build teams to expand our product offerings and leverage our unique distribution platforms to drive organic growth.”
Cannabis lifestyle company From The Earth named Courtney Dorne to the role of president. She joins the company from Vertical Companies where she served as president of brands. Prior to Vertical, Dorne spent 20 years as president at Fresh and Ready Foods of Nevada.
“Courtney has been tremendously impressive in expanding