Since starting his first company at the age of 22, Raj has established himself as one of Canada’s foremost business strategists and deal makers. He is the founder of High Tide and its subsidiary companies of Valiant Distribution and Canna Cabana, while also being the co-founder of High Tide’s subsidiary, Famous Brandz.
Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Raj has grown High Tide from one small shop of 2 employees in 2009, into one of Canada’s largest cannabis retailers with over 1,000 amazing team members and business interests spanning North America and Europe.
While committed to building a strong, profitable, and sustainable business, Raj also believes passionately that those who enjoy success hold a particular responsibility to give back. That is why he has spearheaded High Tide’s partnership with World Vision that has seen the company sponsor a growing number of children from developing countries. This partnership has grown substantially since its inception, from the initial sponsorships of three children in 2006 to over 200 sponsorships in 2021. Under Raj’s leadership, this number will continue to grow.
On a personal level Raj has also been a long-time supporter of Operation Smile, an organization that works to deliver free, safe cleft surgery to children in need saving them from a lifetime of pain and isolation.