Mr. Young is an analytical and results driven life sciences executive who has successfully managed public and private companies through product development, international growth, commercialization and M&A transactions. He has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer for public companies for the past 20 years where has had created significant shareholder value, built integrated scientific, manufacturing and commercial operations, directed successful M&A transactions and was responsible for generating more the $900M through acquisitions and equity financings. Mr. Young started his management career in the biopharmaceutical industry at Genentech Inc. where he was responsible for their cardiovascular and endocrine product launches sales and marketing.
Most recently, Jonathan was the founder and CEO at Tassili LifeSciences, Corp., a biotech firm conducting research utilizing Psilocybin. He was also the founder and CEO of Scythian Biosciences, Inc. from December of 2014 through May of 2018. Scythian was a publicly traded research and development company in Canada focusing on the prevention and treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury with its proprietary Cannabinoid combination, as well as strategic investments and partnerships across cultivation, distribution and retail of legal Cannabis.
Leighton has been working in the capital markets for over 15 years. His primary role has been as an independent corporate development consultant in addition to holding various directorship positions. Leighton has been particularly focused on financing and structuring companies. An active investor, he started in the industry at Canaccord before moving to the public company side of the business.
Michael is an accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the psychedelics and cannabis industry, co-founding and acting as a director of several companies that successfully completed M&A transactions. He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from London University, is a Chartered Engineer and private pilot. Since January 2009, he has been the Managing Director of Eyvo eProcurement Solutions, a US-based private company that is a leading eProcurement provider in the SaaS space. He also runs a business mentoring program that assists businesses and individuals with change management. Mike was co-founder and director of Eleusian Biosciences Corp., which the Company acquired in July 2020. He also co-founded and was a director of Tassili Life Sciences Corp. which was acquired by CSE-listed Champignon Brands Inc. in March 2020. Mr. Petter has independent board experience being chairman of a compensation committee and as a member of an audit committee. His executive advisory skills focus on providing guidance on strategy, operations, finance and logistics.