Lui Franciosi, PhD
Dr. Franciosi has more than 20 years of experience conducting pharmaceutical and medical device studies in academia and industry. Previously, he acted as the Chief Operating Officer at Verona Pharma PLC, London Stock Exchange (AIM: VRP). Prior to Verona Pharma, Dr. Franciosi completed his post-doctoral research in COPD progression modeling at the Clinical Pharmacology & Discovery Medicine Unit, GlaxoSmithKline, UK. He obtained his Doctorate & Masters degrees at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada – and pursued business studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He is currently an adjunct professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Mr. Lowther brings a wealth of legal experience as a commercial lawyer with Miller Thomson LLP in Vancouver. Currently, he is the EVP, Corporate Development & Legal for BlocPal International Inc., a cryptocurrency payment processor. Formerly, he was a securities and corporate lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP, where he advised companies listed on the NYSE, TSX, TSX-V and CSE. Mr. Lowther is also an expert in structuring financial and legal strategies for early-stage businesses seeking to expand their operations and maximize shareholder value. His legal experience has been focused on advising companies in emerging industries, such as cannabis and blockchain. Blair is also a director of Veritas Pharma, Sport BC and Canada SCORES. Mr. Lowther is a Guest Lecturer & Contributing Author for the Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia.
Lorne Mark Rosenborough
Mr. Roseborough is currently the CEO of Sunvault Energy Inc. (OTCBB: SVLT) in Kelowna, B.C., which focuses on bringing cost effective energy generation and storage to the solar industry. He previously held the position as a Start-up Lead Executive for Dow Corning’s $1.2 billion Semiconductor plant in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mr. Roseborough was a director of EPOD Solar Inc. from October 2007 to January 2010. He also held management positions with EPOD Solar from 2003 and was promoted to vice-president and held that position from June 2008 until July 2009. From 1992 to 2003, Mr. Roseborough worked at Belkorp Industries, Inc. where he was vice-president of Manufacturing having direct responsibility for the operations of three pulp and paper mills and one small oil refinery. These operations had approximately 350 employees and $300 million in revenues. From November 1999 to 2003, he also held the position as President and CEO of Bluewater Fiber in Port Huron, Michigan (on behalf of owners Merrill Lynch and Cerberus Capital Partners) which was a large recycle pulp mill.
Mr. Standish brings a great deal of business experience as CEO of Stamatis Ventures Ltd. Through Stamatis, Mr. Standish has co-founded: Integro Management Solutions, a cannabis related management and consulting company; and Innogrow.io, an agricultural technology joint venture between Stamatis, ENVIO Systems Inc. and Miracle Valley Medicinal Alternatives.