Founder & Chairman
Paul is a M&A and finance professional with a specialty in small business consolidations, having performed 39 M&A transactions as an owner/operator and/or investor. As one of the only Canadians who has lived in Colorado through cannabis legalization he performed early M&A as the industry was chaotically evolving. He’s able to bring unique perspectives to support the Canadian market as it becomes more profitable and share Canadian scalability experiences to the US markets as Unified helps consolidate them.
Kevin Cornish, MBA, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Cornish, MBA, CPA, CMA is an international cannabis public company CFO. With over 17 years of Leadership experience in finance, strategy, and operations, he is a well-rounded business management Leader. Kevin has worked on multiple start-ups and turn arounds in the Canadian and US cannabis industry. He was the starting point, for the world’s largest retail dispensary chain in Canada that has now reached over 100 retail dispensary locations. Kevin prides himself on overcoming unsolved obstacles in the cannabis industry. His knowledge of international business practices and successful strategy implementation paired with his ability to adapt and scale quickly, make him a powerhouse to add to the Unified Global team.
Chief of Operations
David is an experienced retail management executive in the Canadian cannabis industry, effective in leading multi-functional teams to exceed expectations. As part of the startup team at High Tide Inc (TSX: HITI), he led aggressive timelines to open or acquire stores and then supported the operations as it grew to over 85 stores and becoming Canada’s largest corporately owned cannabis retailer. David has responsibility over Unified’s Canadian operations as it acquires retailers and vertically integrates with its Canadian cultivation facilities.
Leader of Cultivation
Kelly has participated in the commercial cannabis industry for over 12 years. With a B.A. in Accounting and an M.A. in Agriculture, she brings a regenerative approach to scaling commercial cannabis emphasizing the power of the plant to affect change in commercial agricultural practices. Kelly has been a licensee in both Oregon and Colorado, and has worked in multiple environments from indoor facilities, greenhouse operations, and outdoor crop production.
Leader of Retail Experience, Brand, and Marketing
An original pioneer of cannabis advocacy. Sanja Ganja is vastly known for her passion of cannabis education through her show “The Sanja Ganja Show”. While managing dispensaries, she was able to directly connect with patients all throughout Colorado. Over the last 12 years Sanja has grown from employee to board advisor of multiple operations in many other markets. Sanja utilizes her brand and retail knowledge to continue the elevation and growth of other businesses, while also being able to enter various industries to complete her mission within cannabis. Sanja advises Unified Global on industry trends, while building the culture of the collective and ensuring the representation of the brands we partner with. Sanja’s brand will evolve within Unified Global stores.
Head of Capital Markets and ESG Advisor
Michael has a long history of one foot in the dirt and one foot in the boardroom. Growing up in Northern California, he has worked in all verticals of business before integrating into the Capital Markets arena. After 35+ successful years working in management and sales, domestic institutional fixed income capital markets, wealth management, and with primary broker dealers, Michael left Morgan Stanley to design and develop the hedge fund Medicus LP, which invested in profitable, publicly traded equities that touched the cannabis sector. His focus is to represent cannabis culture, keeping it front and center while scaling Unified Global.
Leader of Public Relations
Experienced Cannabis consultant with well over a decade in the Commercial Industry, Krysta has directed and operated numerous Cultivations in both THC and CBD in multiple markets around the nation. She specializes in creating sustainable business strategies, along with building brands and cultivating community utilizing her marketing company the THC GIRLs she founded in Denver in 2014. Krysta sits on the Board of Directors of many companies within cannabis, some of which are nonprofits. Krysta’s ability to connect with the Community and Culture, as well as create effective operations, truly shines through.
Leader of Unification
Tracy Dee is a change champion, bridge builder and overall Cannabis advocate here to UNIFY Corporate America and the Cannabis Industry! She brings over 30 years of experience within multiple industries effectively merging teams together for successful collaborations and transformations including the Molson/Coors integration with Miller, and the integration of key business functions for over 20 subsidiaries of one of the world’s largest mining companies.
A blending of project management and change methodologies for unification of multiple initiatives is her unique skillset. Tracy Dee can clearly understand the vision and strategy of any project and then lead the execution with precision and expertise.
Advisory Board Members
Scott has a long history of assisting businesses across multiple industries with their finance and business development initiatives. From investment banking to corporate finance and pro forma forecasting; Scott brings a level of leadership, execution and success to Unified Global. Working with the team on its expansion initiatives, Scott gives Unified Global the opportunity to scale quickly while maintaining the delicate balance between investment and spending.
Advisory Board Chair
Jonathan is a partner at Guardian Law LLP in Calgary, Alberta. Jonathan served as Alberta’s 23rd Attorney General during his two terms as a Member of the Alberta Legislature (MLA). Jonathan is a director of the Canadian Cannabis Chamber and has numerous cannabis clients. He is focused on ensuring a proper balance between the rights of legitimate cannabis businesses and public safety.
Dr. Aasim Malik
Dr. Malik is a Canadian physician who is a pioneer in prescribing medical CBD cannabis to patients. Originally opposed to cannabis while he managed addictions clinics, he began to see the research illustrating the benefits of the plant. Today, Dr. Malik has over 1,000 patients that he regularly treats with different strains of cannabis for pain, anxiety, PTSD, with a particular focus on sleep disorders for first responders. Over 95% of his patients are over the age of 40 and 90% are shift workers. As Chief of Unified’s Medical Advisory Board, he provides the realities of patients and medical community experiences.
Manufacturing & Retail Advisor
Grant is a seasoned Canadian executive with multiple years growing small companies to leading teams for Fortune 300 companies. With experience with multiple mergers and acquisitions integrations, he’s a team builder that unites organizations and grows sales with a keen eye to the bottom line. With careers in both retail and manufacturing, Grant brings a unique blend of expertise and leadership to advise on Unified’s Canadian vertical integration strategy.
Richard C. Wilson
Investor Relations Advisor
Richard C. Wilson has helped raise over $250M and built a $5 Billion+ buy-side advisory business now under contract with 3 billionaires, over 20 centi millionaires, and a few $10M+ families.Richard is also founder of the Family Office Club with over 1,600global registered investors, and he is the author of the #1 bestselling book “Capital Raising: The 5-Step System for Raising Capital from Private Investors.” Richard has conducted over 25 live full day investor relations workshops and is one of the top trainers and thought leaders globally on how to raise capital.
Captain Jolanda Witvliet
Product Development Advisorand Lobbyist
Captain Witvliet has an extensive background in the aviation industry spanning over 40 years. Her experience reaches beyond the flight deck as she has been heavily involved in pilot instruction, production of training manuals, app development, creating educational videos, and written countless articles plus is a published author. She has also spent time collaborating with the FAA on regulatory matters.
Working with Unified Global’s Medical Advisors, Jolanda is supporting the development of CBD products for airline industry employees. She will be lobbying for an amendment of regulations that currently prohibits use of CBD and other THC products to treat common health issues.
ERP & Compliance Advisor
Molly has worked in the cannabis industry, from the ground up, having worked in dispensaries and cultivation facilities before spending the last 6 years implementing ERP/seed to sale software, specifically the Adilas platform, into multiple verticals in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Canada. Molly has maintained a special interest in inventory control and compliance within the industry with the belief that transparency and adaptation to new rules and regulations will allow the cannabis industry to succeed. With an education in Business and a background in Health Care Management, Molly brings a compliant and collaborative approach to the emerging cannabis industry