WeedWeek’s People Mover, 10/4/20

By Alex Halperin
Oct 4, 2020

Welcome to WeedWeek’s People Mover, a space to chronicle hirings, departures, promotions and other key personnel changes in the cannabis world.

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This week:

  • Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz resigned as a senior advisor from Canadian player Aurora Cannabis.
  • Cannatech company Flowhub named former Glassdoor executive Stephanie Jenkins SVP of sales.
  • Colorado-based Schwazze named Nirup Krishnamurthy Chief Operating Officer. He previously served as Chief Information Officer at United Airlines.
  • The province-owned Ontario Cannabis Store named retail exec Thomas Haig as its interim president.
  • Green Growth Brands announced the resignation of interim CEO Randy Whitaker. His replacement has not been named.
  • Indoor agricultural hardware and software company Agrify named Richard Stamm General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He was previously general counsel at Ocean Spray Cranberries.
  • Cybin, a company developing pharmaceuticals derived from psychedelics, named Doug Drysdale CEO. He’d previously held leadership roles at several pharmaceutical companies.
  • Steven Ernest, formerly of Viridian Capital Advisors, is part of the launch team at Sharp Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank for cannabis companies. It’s a sister company to Livingstone Partners.
  • PR firm Grasslands named Angela Zott as Public Relations Manager, Mackenzie Meter as Marketing Specialist and Copywriter, Lindsey Clarke as Publicist and Erin Curry as Project Coordinator.  
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