Management Team


Brendan Purdy

Chief Executive Officer/Chairman

Mr. Purdy is a practicing securities    lawyer focused on medical marijuana, technology, and resource issuers.

In his private practice, he has    developed extensive experience with respect to public companies, capital   markets, and mergers and acquisitions.

Daniel Petrov

Chief Operating Officer/Director

Mr. Petrov has founded a number of successful Cannabis companies and most recently served as Executive Vice President at Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: ACB) from prior to its listing onto the CSE until mid 2016.

Daniel is currently the CEO of Aura Health Studio, a medical marijuana dispensary licensed by the City of Vancouver.

David Argudo

VP Corporate Development/Director

Current elected City Official 7+ years. Consults & develops cannabis policies for local municipalities. Pioneer in developing local tax measures of cannabis in California. 25 year career in cannabis with experience in biopharmaceuticals, cancer research, real estate and mortgage financing.

Member of California Growers Association, Member of Humboldt Interdisciplinary Institute for Marijuana Research (HiiMR).


Richard Polanco


Former California State Senate Majority Leader and Founder of the California Latino Legislative Caucus (1990). 
Career advocate for medicinal cannabis in California, and active proponent for Prop 64 legalization.

Currently a strategic advisor to a company focused on cannabis testing.

Christian Scovenna

VP Business Development/Director

Mr. Scovenna has over ten years of experience in capital markets, business development, and investor relations. 

He currently serves as Director & VP Corporate Development of Enforcer Gold Corp. (VEIN-TSX.V)

Fiona Fitzmaurice

Chief Financial Officer

Fiona Fitzmaurice is a chartered certified accountant with 12 years of experience in accounting and financial control. Most recently she was the financial controller for Noront Resources Ltd. and was involved in several private placements, prospectus filings, flow-through financings and corporate audits. Prior to joining Noront, Ms. Fitzmaurice acted as a senior accountant and controller for both private and publicly listed start-up companies.

She holds a BA in accounting and finance from the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland.






Mr. Byrne is a professor in the School of Business at Humboldt State University, in the heart of the Emerald Triangle in Northern California.

His work as a business consultant includes cash flow analysis, financial modeling, business planning, accounting, budgeting and online services.

As a member of the Humboldt Interdisciplinary Institute for Marijuana Research (HiiMR), Mr. Byrne designs, conducts, analyzes, and disseminates research, as well as provides applied expertise to policy makers, researchers, health professionals, businesses, and the media.

Steve Selleck

Mr. Selleck has garnered over 25 years of hands-on experience in the construction and disaster recovery industry. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Strategic Response Partners which has successfully grown into one of the United States’ preeminent and largest disaster management firms. 

Prior to founding Strategic Response Partners, he completed courses in Architecture Design and Structural Engineering and founded his first contracting firm which employed a team of over 60 people.
Mr. Selleck’s companies have restored over 4,000 properties domestically and internationally.

Michael Blady

Mr. Blady most recently served as Director of Invictus MD Strategies Corp (TSXV: IMH), a company focused on three main verticals within the burgeoning Canadian cannabis sector: Licensed Producers under the ACMPR including investment in the fully licensed facilities operated by AB Laboratories Inc. and Acreage Pharms Ltd.; Fertilizer and Nutrients through Future Harvest Development Ltd.; and Cannabis Data and Delivery, with its wholly owned subsidiary Poda Technologies Ltd.

Mr. Blady also served at the the VP of Sales and Marketing for Future Harvest Development Ltd,.