Vinzan International, a global cannabis trader, announces its experienced leadership team as it builds towards an initial public offering in Q2 of 2019
TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Vinzan International Inc., a global cannabis trading company, announced the members of their Board of Directors and Advisory Board.
"We are pleased to announce one of the strongest teams in the global cannabis sector – with years of experience in cannabis, finance, and international commodity trading." said CEO, Brian Armstrong. "We are committed to delivering the highest quality product at the most competitive international price." he added.
The Board of Directors includes: Brian Armstrong, an entrepreneur and managing executive, leading successful companies in lean manufacturing and commercial real-estate development, Graham Armstrong, a seasoned cannabis executive and former international shipping trader, Kelsey Barnes, a retired senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces with experience operationalizing licensed cannabis facilities, Paul Andersen, a Chartered Professional Accountant who is also a director of Cannabis Growth Opportunity Corporation; and Jade Green (Advisory Board), the founder and CEO of Jade Green Consulting, an elite cannabis consulting firm boasting a roster of clients whose combined valuations sit at over $6 billion USD.
Vinzan is focused on trading, storing, processing, and exporting cannabis products from lower cost growing regions to higher value markets. The company's trading model puts Vinzan International at the forefront of the cannabis sector.
"Our trading model treats cannabis as the market treats every other commodity," said Armstrong "We offer THC / CBD and ancillary products including dried flower, bulk resins and white label finished goods to medical distribution channels worldwide."
Vinzan International is targeting an initial public offering (IPO) in the 2nd quarter of 2019. With world-class food and pharma grade extraction facilities in Colombia and South-East Asia and multi-year supply agreements with licensed producers, Vinzan has positioned itself to be a leader in the global cannabis market.
"We are focused on delivering value and strong year-1 profitability to our shareholders," Armstrong said. "Vinzan International is the first of its kind in the cannabis sector and our goal is to realign the cannabis supply chain." Armstrong concluded.
Meet Vinzan International's Board of Directors:
Brian Armstrong - CEO / Board of Directors
Brian is an entrepreneur and managing executive, with 20 years of experience leading successful companies in lean manufacturing and commercial real-estate development. His leadership in his business career drove 30% annual growth over a 10-year period and has been working in the cannabis sector since 2014. He is the founder of one of Canada's largest wholesale lean manufacturing print facilities and successfully led the company to acquisition by a publicly traded corporation.
Graham Armstrong - President / Board of Directors
Graham is a seasoned cannabis executive and shipowner. Prior to Vinzan, he was a founding executive at Starseed, a Health Canada-licensed producer. Prior to his experience in the cannabis sector, he worked in physical commodities, shipping liquid bulk cargo in Asia-Pacific and internationally.
Kelsey Barnes - Board of Directors
Kelsey is a retired senior officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, responsible for designing and operationalizing multinational bases internationally. He carried out operational deployments to the Middle East, Africa and Central America. He served as the Director of Operations for Medreleaf from 2017-2018 until the $2.9 Billion Aurora acquisition. He was responsible for the design and implementation of the capacity planning platform for the MedReleaf production hub.
Paul Andersen - Board of Directors
Mr. Andersen has over 25 years of experience as a director and senior officer of numerous public and private companies, and has experience working with cannabis companies both domestically and internationally. Paul began his career as an entrepreneur and currently holds multiple accounting designations.
Meet Vinzan International's Advisory Board:
Jade Green - Advisory Board Member
Jade Green is the founder and CEO of Jade Green Consulting, an elite cannabis consulting firm boasting a roster of clients whose combined valuations sit at over $6 billion USD. With nearly five years of applied expertise in the cannabis industry, Ms. Green has worked as an owner, officer and advisor to a multitude of marijuana enterprises. After starting college at just sixteen years old, Jade earned an honors degree in Biochemistry from the University of Florida at age twenty.
Vinzan International Inc. is a licensed cannabis trader headquartered in Toronto ON providing THC / CBD and ancillary products including dried flower, bulk resins and white label finished goods with consistent, timely delivery in support of manufacturers in legal markets worldwide. We trade, store, process and ship cannabis products from lower cost regions to higher value cannabis markets on an international basis.