Holding & Management
Dynamically Energizing the CBD-Rich Hemp Industry
Fund and manage new hemp companies, growing operations, and expansions
Strain strategy, AgTech, indoor/outdoor, pest control, crop optimization, distribution and more
Knowledge, diversity and management capabilities driven by innovation and science
"Pistil is leveraging regulatory change and strong market adoption to become one of the largest CBD hemp holding and management companies on the Eastern seaboard.”
President & CEO
Industry Veterans & Innovators
President & CEO
A dynamic leader who mobilizes people and resources to capitalize on new opportunities, Greg brings 10+ years experience as an entrepreneur starting and growing companies, and over 5 years experience in the hemp industry. As one of the very first employees of Bedrocan Canada, Greg brings exceptional knowledge and subject matter expertise gained through the startup and IPO of one of the world’s leading medical cannabis producers. As a Responsible Person In Charge (RPIC) Greg has overseen every aspect of cannabis production in the word’s most advanced cultivation facilities.
In his most recent involvement at Bedrocan Canada (formerly TSV.BED), he served a range of roles as Director of Strategic Partnerships, as well as Director of Client Services & Medical Outreach. Greg planned and executed Bedrocan’s national customer acquisition strategy and developed strategic relationships with prescribing physicians across Canada, and around the world.
In 2016, Tweed (TSV.TWD) and Bedrocan merged to form Canopy Growth Corp (TSX.WEED), and Greg continued as Director of Strategic Partnerships for both the Bedrocan and Tweed brands.
Mr. Vermeulen additionally owns his own consulting company, Echinus Inc. which provides services to the Canadian Energy markets and International Trade Support Services to the green-technology sectors since 2006. Clients include: Electric & Gas Utilities, Foreign Consulates & Trade Commissions, and Federal Agencies.
Chief Scientific Officer
Marta Gold is a world-renowned expert at cannabis cultivation. With nearly 10 years professional experience in the legal cannabis market, she has held senior roles overseeing every aspect of production with the world’s most respected cannabis companies. From commercial-scale indoor medical grow-operations, to large-scale outdoor cultivation, Marta brings exceptional experience relating to planning, setting up, and operating different cannabis production facilities in different countries.
Marta is sought after by leading organizations around the world to advise on the design and operation of cannabis production facilities, as well as best practices for cultivating and processing cannabis. A hands-on practitioner, Marta also trains and develops cultivation teams, creates and implements standard operating procedures, and ensures production facilities adhere to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Marta holds an MA in Agronomy from the University of Osijek (2013), a leading European institute for the study of soil health and commercial agriculture. She is affiliated with academic institutions throughout Europe and North America, and regularly publishes academic papers and contributes to academic conferences on matters relating to cannabis cultivation.
Chief Financial Officer
Tom has over 20 years of experience in senior financial leadership roles in a broad range of industries responsible for financial management, corporate development, financings, IPOs, capital markets, M&A and investment banking activities. Most recently he raised equity and debt financings for several junior to mid-tier companies in the mining sector and launched the M&A growth program at Teranga Gold Corporation (TSE: TGZ).
In prior positions, he was an investment banker in the infrastructure, telecom and diversified sectors completing several large M&A, financing and privatizations transactions throughout Europe and North America while working abroad for companies such as the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), Ernst & Young Corporate Finance and ANZ Bank (Australia & New Zealand Bank).
Tom has an MBA (Finance) from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Pistil Biggest Asset
Our Network of Resources
We bring people together, from all over the world, with different backgrounds and expertise.
Different skills from different people improve and leverage each other’s qualities to ensure better decisions and results.
Our team’s experience and successes in the hemp industry ensure project optimization and faster time to market.
Ironside Hemp Company is a full-service hemp management company with qualified experts at every level of hemp farming operation. Ironside has direct territory experience with farmers growing tobacco, soy, corn and more looking to rotate, or transition, crops to hemp.
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