Golden Leaf has assembled a world-class management team and board of directors who bring deep entrepreneurial, executive management, and relevant industry experience to the Company. These individuals are seasoned professionals from distinguished businesses including Mars, Mighty Leaf Tea, Dean Foods, Cisco, and Live Nation.

Management Team

Don Robinson – Chief Executive Officer

Don Robinson has over 30 years of management and leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods and hospitability industries. He began his career in a general management and marketing role with Nabisco Brands, and then spent more than 20 years with Mars Incorporated before his role as President and CEO of Cara Operations Limited. Mr. Robinson was Executive Director of The Food & Consumer Products of Canada, and the Chairman of the Board of the Confectionery Manufacturers Association of Canada. Mr. Robinson has been a member of various academic councils, including Ted Rogers School of Management Advisory Council, University of Guelph School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Policy Advisory Board and the Queen’s University School of Business Advisory Board.

Eugene Hill – Chief Financial Officer

Eugene Hill has an extensive background in corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, tax, strategic planning and international business. He has been involved in raising over $1 billion in equity and debt financing, and completed multiple deal and non-deal road shows with Wall Street analysts. Eugene played a large role in the early days of Cisco Systems as Assistant Treasurer, where he opened up international offices, obtained investment grade rating from Moody’s and S&P, established a $2 billion commercial paper program and managed a $1 billion fixed income portfolio. From there he served as Assistant Treasurer at Tektronix, Inc. where he focused among other responsibilities, on managing SEC filings and Wall Street industry and analyst communications. Eugene has also worked as a contract CFO and Treasurer to help companies with their capital structures, budgets, accounting and other areas of finance. He received his bachelors of science in finance from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in business from the University of San Francisco.

Andy Hartogh – President

Andy is expert and visionary in the area of Cannabis growing and processing. He has 9 years of progressive experience in the Oregon market and is highly respected in the cannabis industry. Andy has developed proprietary growing techniques that set GLH apart in terms of quality and production. In November of 2013, Andy created a CO2 extraction company turning excess marijuana material into a usable, highly profitable product. Andy’s efforts and vision are the foundation that Golden Leaf builds upon for the future.

Bliss Dake – Chief Marketing Officer

Bliss is an entrepreneurial and creative strategist with over 15 years of marketing, general management and operations experience. He has worked in the consumer packaged goods and tech industries in addition to practicing law as an attorney. Prior to joining Golden Leaf Holdings, he played a key role as CMO of Mighty Leaf Tea in building the company into a success story and leading premium tea brand. He conceived and grew the e-commerce channel from the ground up into a multi-million dollar business and one of most popular online tea stores. He has also held positions at LuxN, an optical networking company, and various law firms. Bliss received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco.

Andreas Moppin – Vice President, Sales

Through strong leadership with innovative and strategic sales and marketing ideas, Andreas Moppin has been an intricate part of the growth of every business in which he has been involved in for the past 25 years. Previously the Director of Sales for Organically Grown Company- the largest Wholesale Supplier of Organic Produce in the Pacific Northwest and the U.S., Andreas developed a company-wide account management structure that helped double the company’s business while he was there. He has played a key role in the launching of brands, structuring and training of teams, and in geographic/territorial expansion. Andreas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and a MBA from Santa Clara University.

Tim Fitzpatrick – Vice President, Operations

After studying Agri-business at Oregon State University, Tim began his career with the largest “Field to Fork” vegetable processor in North America (Agrilink / Birdseye) where his team was responsible for harvesting, processing and packaging over 250MM lbs of frozen vegetables annually. After 9 years, having held a variety of operations management positions at Birdseye, Tim left to join the plant-based start-up, So Delicious Dairy Free, where he served as Vice President of Operations for nearly 8 years. So Delicious was recently acquired by White Wave (Silk). Most recently, Tim served as Vice President of Operations for 6 years at the iconic NYC based and nationally distributed, Ciao Bella Gelato.

John Magliana – Corporate General Counsel

John Magliana, Corporate General Counsel, is a widely recognized general counsel and transaction lawyer with over 31 years in planning, negotiating, structuring, conducting effective due diligence examinations and implementing international and domestic business transactions to his clients’ optimum tax and business advantage. He has been lead counsel in literally hundreds of business transactions including both equity and asset sales and purchases, as well as all forms of reorganizations, financings, and restructuring, involving both public and private companies. John has also served in a variety of business capacities over the years with early-stage and established companies, including President, V.P. of Corporate Development, Secretary and a Director, giving him a practical insight that is rare for attorneys. John was here at the inception of the Company and helped guide management through the strategic business and legal decisions which ultimately led to the Company going public in October of 2015.

Board of Directors

Don Robinson – Director

Don Robinson has over 30 years of management and leadership experience in the consumer packaged goods and hospitability industries. He spent more than 20 years with Mars Incorporated as a CEO since 1990 in various global postings, before his role as President and CEO of Cara Operations, the leading food service and restaurant operator in Canada. Mr. Robinson was Executive Director of The Food & Consumer Products of Canada, and the Chairman of the Board of the Confectionery Manufacturers Association of Canada. Mr. Robinson has been a member of various academic councils, including Ted Rogers School of Management Advisory Council, University of Guelph School of Hospitability & Tourism Management Policy Advisory Board and the Queen’s University School of Business Advisory Board.

Andy Hartogh – Director

Andy is expert and visionary in the area of Cannabis growing and processing. He has 9 years of progressive experience in the Oregon market and is highly respected in the cannabis industry. Andy has developed proprietary growing techniques that set GLH apart in terms of quality and production. In November of 2013, Andy created a CO2 extraction company turning excess marijuana material into a usable, highly profitable product. Andy’s efforts and vision are the foundation that Golden Leaf builds upon for the future.

Peter Saladino – Director

Peter is a passionate entrepreneur who has built and managed a variety of successful companies. He founded BMF Washington, one of the largest cannabis producer processors in the state of Washington. He has designed and developed turn-key marijuana facilities in Seattle and Raymond, Washington. In addition, Peter is the principal owner of the South Fork Business Park which is a 20 acre site zoned exclusively for cannabis production. He helped found the Washington CannaBusiness Association which has played a significant role in supporting the growth and evolution of the legal cannabis industry in Washington. Peter is also currently President of Charter Construction, a multi-state construction company with over 300 employees and sales of $150,000,000 annually. He is a graduate from the University of Washington and sits on the board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of King County.

Michael Cohl – Director

Michael Cohl’s career spans over 45 years in the entertainment business, producing worldwide music tours, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2, Barbra Streisand, and many more, as well as films such as Pete Seeger: Power of Song (Emmy Award), LENNONYC (Peabody and Emmy Awards), Big Easy Express (Grammy Award), a film about Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song (NAACP Image Award), and The Rolling Stones classics Live at the Max and Shine a Light. Mr. Cohl has also produced live shows such as the children’s show Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! (2010 Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content) and has spent decades on and off Broadway with shows including SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark (for which Mr. Cohl was voted Producer of the Year 2011), Rock of Ages, and Spamalot (Tony Award). Mr. Cohl was previously the chairman of Live Nation, was inducted into the Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll/Music Hall of Fame, and has received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. Among his many other awards, Michael has also been honored with the Billboard Legend of Live Award, the TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year Award, and a JUNO Award for Special Achievement.Michael is the founder and chairman of Iconic Entertainment Studios and is currently developing, producing, and promoting over a dozen properties.

Sam Pillersdorf – Director

Solomon (Sam) Pillersdorf is President of La Prima Investments Ltd. and of Sep Holdings Ltd., which are companies involved in agricultural, real estate, securities, mortgage and insurance investments. Dr. Pillersdorf has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine at the McMaster University Medical Centre. He has also served as Head of Rheumatology Outpatient Clinics and Head of Rheumatology training there. He has retired his medical practice. He is President of Shadchen Resources Intermediaries Inc., which has successfully facilitated the takeover of several Canadian mining resources by foreign investors.

He has been and is currently a Board member and Director of TSX Venture Exchange listed junior companies, and serves on the advisory committee of several companies.

Alex Winch – Director

Alex Winch brings to GLH more than 30 years of financial industry expertise, particularly regarding the capital markets in the U.S. and Canada. His career includes working on Bay Street in Toronto as a stock market analyst with McCarthy Securities, Davidson Partners, and Sprott Securities. After starting up and running a private stock market research company, Grange Avenue Research Corporation, Mr. Winch went on to launch hedge funds in both Canada and the U.S.. In addition, he has experience launching companies through his time with solar focused energy provider, Mondial Energy.

Mr. Winch’s career also includes positions on various boards, including those of Thunderbird Resorts and Sunreports. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University. Alex Winch is a CFA® charterholder.