This Week’s Cannabis Career Moves: Khiron, Flora Growth, Agrify, Hempsmart, and More

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As Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference Returns (September 13-14) in Chicago, bringing together top CEOs, investors and cannabis industry leaders, let’s walk through the latest changes of direction within space.

Khiron Appoints Helen Bellwood as Interim Chief Financial Officer

Khiron Life Sciences Corp. KHRN KHRNF confirmed on Monday that Helen Bellwood was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer. Bellwood, who was previously Head of Finance for the company’s European operations, replaces Swapan Kakumanu of RTB LLP, effective immediately.

Bellwood, who is based in London, currently oversees Khiron’s finance department in Europe.

Alvaro Torres, CEO and Director of Khiron, welcomed Bellwood.

“Having worked closely with Helen, we have full confidence in her experience, financial leadership and business acumen to take on this important role at Khiron as we continue to grow our operations in Europe and Latin America,” said he declared. “The UK has become and continues to be more important to Khiron’s overall revenue and profitability, with over C$1 million in revenue in the first quarter of this year alone. , and a clear path to near-term EBITDA positivity.

Flora Growth appoints new CFO

finance specialist Elshad Garayev joined Flora Growth Corp.it is FLGC management team as the new chief financial officer. Garayev will assume his new role following the announcement of the company’s mid-year financial results. Until then, he will serve as Vice President of Finance. Garayev has over 25 years of experience in finance. Before joining the Flora team, he held various financial management positions in companies such as Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN, BoeingBP and RPK Capital.

“Mr. Garayev is a deeply talented and experienced individual, and I am delighted to welcome him to the Flora team at this exciting time in the company’s evolution,” Luis Merchansaid the company’s chairman and CEO.

Agrify strengthens its management team with new appointments

Agrify Corporation AGFY recently announced several changes of direction to further support its growth initiatives. The Billerica, Mass.-based company operated Ocean 14 Capitalit is Max Holtzman sit on its board of directors as independent director. He previously served as a senior adviser to the United States Secretary of Agriculture.

Stuart Wilcoxan old Curafeuille Holdings Inc.it is CURA CURVE the executive, accepted become Agrify’s new COO. Wilcox was previously a member of the company’s board of directors and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee.

Chris Beniowhich is part of Agrify’s management team since January 2022, was promoted to the newly created position of a revenue manager. Previously, he served as senior vice president and general manager of the company’s mining division.

Thomas Masseof the company former president and CEO chose to resign from the board of directors of Agrify in order to pursue other business opportunities.

“We are thrilled to announce these important leadership changes as we continue to make meaningful progress on our growth strategy and achieve our goal of becoming the most vertically integrated solutions provider in the cannabis industry,” said said Raymond Chang, CEO and Chairman of the Board of the company. , said.

Marijuana Company of America Appoints Marco Guerrero as HempSMART Advisor

Marijuana Company of America Inc. MCOA appealed to the former director Marco Guerrero to serve as special adviser to its South American division hempSMART. Guerrero left MCOA’s board of directors on July 1 to work with the company as a non-executive advisor to the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Hempsmart Global Inc.the parent company of MCOA’s Latin American joint venture hempSMART serving medical users in Brazil.

“Brazil, with a sales potential of hundreds of millions of consumers, is at the heart of our expansion vision”, Jesus Quintero, CEO and CFO of MCOA, said. “As the U.S. CBD market has matured and is saturated with brands, we believe there is an early-market entrant advantage for us entering the market with our established hempSMART brand.”

Open Book Extracts Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Human Resources

Excerpts from open books named Ryan Schröder as financial director and Steven Ferrell as vice president of human resources.

Schroeder brings experience in scaling small and medium-sized businesses, Mediterranean at full swing golfwith a solid financial planning and analysis experience of a decade in finance with Callaway Golf ELY. Ferrell is a seasoned human resources professional with a proven track record supporting the cannabis industry since 2017. Most recently, he served as Senior Director of Human Resources at Trulieve Cannabis Corp. TRUE TCNNF.

“Schroeder and Ferrell will play key roles as we position OBX for long-term, sustainable value creation – their diverse backgrounds will no doubt play a key factor in our future growth,” Dave Neundorfer, CEO of OBX, said. “Both are high-impact executives who bring a compelling blend of strategic discipline and capital allocation, well-honed operational skills, and transformational leadership capabilities.”

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