The Embark teams’ diversified experience and proven track record ensures consumers and commercial customers have access to an unparalleled level of knowledge, innovation and expertise.
Bruce is the former CEO and founder of WeedMD. He is a successful entrepreneur and proven leader demonstrated through years of cross-industry experience in executive level roles. While at WeedMD Bruce was able to license ACMPR pharma-grade medical cannabis production facilities in South Western Ontario underpinning continued financial growth. Prior to working in the cannabis industry Bruce spent 22 years in senior leadership roles in both start-up and established Retirement and Long-Term Care communities such as Regency Care, Leisureworld Senior Care & Sterling Senior Living. Bruce brings management, operational, development and government relations expertise to his role at Embark Health Inc. in a highly regulated sector. Bruce also brings international experience and expertise to his position as demonstrated through his healthcare advisory services to the Asian market.
Michael was the former VP Corporate Finance with Dosecann whose products are designed to provide standardized formulations coupled with delivery platforms that will precisely dose cannabis extractions to enhance and maximize user experience and clinical benefit. Mike is a seasoned financial executive with 15+ years of global banking experience. He has worked at a variety of blue chip institutions including Royal Bank of Canada, Lehman Brothers and Canaccord Genuity based in Toronto, London, New York and San Francisco. He has completed a multitude of capital markets transactions for companies in the high growth, regulated and healthcare sectors throughout his career.
Marcus “Bubbleman“ Richardson is a global thought leader in Cannabis extraction and concentrates production. He has been a successful entrepreneur and hemp activist since 1993. His depth and breadth of experience and expertise span industrial hemp cultivation to cannabis macro photography and advanced medical cannabis extraction methods.
Marcus was a part of the team that was granted the first legal hemp field in Manitoba in 1995 by Health Canada, the first in over 73 years. He has been a pioneer in leading the change in focus of experimental cannabis to a high quality commercial growth and revenue generating industry. Marcus has grown cannabis for the British Columbia Compassion Club Society as well as established businesses and international brands such as FreshHeadies, Ltd. and Bubble Bags. Marcus also possesses a life-long interest in photography and has turned the lens onto cannabis macro photography with photographs being acquired by National Geographic an other global publications such as Frank151.
Stephanie is an accomplished executive with an exceptional ability to leverage marketing and digital to drive competitive advantage and facilitate strategic growth. Stephanie is a proven leader specializing in brand and digital transformation through customer experience focused and operational excellence design and technology. Stephanie is a builder of high performing teams delivering innovative, insightful and measurable results. She possesses global, cross-industry experience and expertise that is an asset to Embark's extraction growth strategy within the cannabis sector.
Stephanie has been an adjunct professor at George Brown College and continues to be a guest speaker at industry events and academic institutions such as ITWC and the Humber School of Media Studies & Information Technology. Stephanie continues to work with the CNIB Foundation as a National Committee Member and RLC Advisory Board Member. CNIB is celebrating its 100th anniversary and the Foundation is focused on the enablement of barrier-free communities for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted.
David is a seasoned executive whose career path spans over 20 years primarily in Finance and related fields. David began in public accounting, launching a career in industry after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and working in Advisory at Deloitte. His work experience spans a multitude of sectors, most notably Technology and Retail, highlighted by closing on many financings as well as M&A - each into eight figures. Outside of the office, David is known as a community contributor from volunteer roles at his tennis club to having participated on builds with Homes for Hope in Mexico.
Aja Marie Johnson is a multidisciplinary creative director and graphic designer. Formerly the Creative Director at Tracy Anderson Method (tracyanderson.com) from 2014-2017. Prior to this position, Johnson was the creative director and co-founder of The Market Council, a marketing and design agency with headquarters in New York, NY.
Over the past twelve years Aja has led creative and strategic teams working in physical and digital playgrounds across lifestyle, entertainment and technology, and with an overarching philosophy: to make beautifully simple work – work that cuts through the noise and helps businesses tell and sell their stories.
Ryan has a diverse 15-year senior leadership career managing operations for a variety of companies, most recently at Sun Life’s Group Health division where he was responsible for operations, business improvement, and regulatory compliance. Prior to Sun Life, Ryan has held senior leadership positions at RBC Bank and TD Bank where he spent 9 years of his career. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration. He is committed to community service and has worked as a youth volunteer football and soccer coach, and he has served on various corporate and community non-profit boards.