Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Grover is the founder of High Tide and its subsidiary companies of RGR Canada, Smoker’s Corner and Canna Cabana, while also being the co-founder of High Tide’s newest subsidiary, Famous Brandz. Raj started Smoker’s Corner in 2009 and RGR Canada in 2011 and has been operating profitably as a pioneer in the cannabis accessories industry ever since. Currently, he is a national franchisor and entrepreneur with 17 years of experience in building and selling successful companies. Mr. Grover leads the industry in manufacturing capabilities and has built the largest network of comparable retail stores in Canada. In his personal time, Raj is passionate about supporting children’s charities that benefit the underprivileged and those struggling with health issues and other life challenges.
External Legal Counsel
Mr. Ben Aissa is a lawyer at Hooey and Company Lawyers in Calgary, Alberta. He specializes in commercial law with a wide range of experience in corporate governance, equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Keeping a close eye on cannabis law, he is preparing company infrastructure for the upcoming change in cannabis legislation.
In 2013, Nader received his Doctor of Law (JD) from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Ben Aissa was called to the Bar and admitted as a Member of the Law Society of Alberta in 2015.
Managing Director, PwC Canada
Mr. Kaushal is a managing director in the Deals practice of PwC Canada’s Corporate Finance group. Nitin has more than 25 years experience in the financial investing, life sciences, consumer health care, health care services and medical device industries. In addition, he has a strong involvement with PwC’s Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences team to bridge the financial and scientific areas.
Nitin’s past experience includes board of directorships with pharmaceutical and health care companies. He has also held senior roles in investment banking, venture capital and consulting firms. Brendan Wood International ranked Nitin as the Top Health care Investment Banker in 2008/2009.
Mr. Kaushal has performed over 40 merger, acquisition, strategic advisory,
and licensing assignments. He was an advisor to two of the top five global
pharma companies and M&A advisor on one of the top licensing deals in Canadian health care history. Nitin is a regular speaker at conferences and is a past educator at the University of Toronto.
CEO, CannaIncome Fund
CannaIncome Fund is a private investment company focused on the cannabis and cannabis-related sectors. Its aim is to provide yield and capital appreciation upside, via valuation arbitrage opportunities primarily between private and public markets.
Mr. Kwan has over 18 years of investment banking, capital markets, and private equity experience, most recently as the Managing Director of Investment Banking for Paradigm Capital. Prior thereto, he has held increasingly senior investment banking positions with Scotia Capital, Peters &
Co., and PI Financial. Mr. Kwan has led the origination, negotiation, and execution of many investment banking mandates, including private placements, initial public offerings, short-form prospectus offerings, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, with an aggregate transaction value of over $1 billion.
MP, Breakwater Venture Capital
Mr. Rosen is a noted career entrepreneur and management consultant. Over the last 5 years he has become one of Canada’s most active investors in the emerging cannabis industry. Mr. Rosen was a co-founder of PharmaCan Capital Corporation, a publicly-traded merchant bank focused on Canada’s medical marijuana industry. He served as President and CEO of PharmaCan Capital for three years, completing his tenure in May 2016.
Mr. Rosen also sits on the Board of iAnthus Capital Holdings ( IAN.C), a publicly-traded investment bank invested in several medical marijuana licenses across the United States. In 1999, Mr. Rosen founded Skypad International and currently serves as CEO and Chairman.
Paul is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and practiced constitutional law in Canada for several years. Paul received a B.A. in Economics from Western University in 1985 and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1988.