About Maven Brands
Maven Cannabis, a subsidiary of Maven Brands Inc., owns and operates a fully licensed 19,500 square foot cannabis facility at the 40 acre Monashee Gateway Business Park, situated in the Village of Lumby at the north end of the Okanagan Valley in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
Our services will include:
- Cannabis production, toll-processing and packaging
- Regulatory support and QA services
- Supply contracts for co-branded, nation-wide distribution
- Small scale microbial and analytics services
- Genetic cleaning, propagation, cloning and bio-banking services
- Land packages for new micro sites at Monashee Gateway Business Park
Building a Path to Market
In addition to our services hub, we are preparing to cultivate premium, small-batch genetics and will process, package and sell branded cannabis products to both medical patients and retail cannabis stores nationwide.
Sustainability|Innovation|Regional Economic Development
Seed to Shelf Solutions
We are working to provide micro and small-scale producers with access to in-house production, processing, and packaging services. Our portfolio of award-winning legacy genetics and state-of-the-art cultivation model aim to create long-term economic value for BC by driving innovation and featuring industry best-practices.
Founder & Interim Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Pace, CPA, CGA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Pace has held her CPA designation since 2001 and completed her Masters of Business Administration in 2008. Mrs. Pace started as True Leaf’s Controller in the Fall of 2019 to lead an internal initiative to improve financial controls and reporting and assumed the position of CFO in March 2020. She was appointed to the board effective September 13, 2020.
Prior to joining True Leaf Brands Mrs. Pace was the Controller and CFO at Progressive Air Services a privately owned airplane engine manufacturer, as well Ms. Pace was a long-time employee, and ended her tenure as the Controller, for PRT Growing Services (annual revenues of $100 million) where she started in 2004 as the Operations Accountant. PRT Growing Services was a publicly-traded company that went private in 2012 changing its name from Pacific Regeneration Technologies as part of the transaction. Mrs. Pace is also an avid volunteer in her community for non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, the Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans in Canada, and the Royal Canadian Legion.
Vice President, Strategic Growth
Over the course of his 7 year career in the cannabis industry, Andrew has worked successfully with a diverse array of stakeholders and regulators to build accountable, community-responsive and financially sustainable business models. Andrew is galvanized by the opportunities legalization presents for Canadians, and is dedicated to reducing social stigma for cannabis consumers, and abating pharmaceutical drug dependence within communities.
Andrew is a co-founder of Kiaro Brands Inc (TSXV: KO), where he served three years as Senior Vice President, and currently serves as a member of the brand’s Board of Strategic Advisors. As Vice-President and founding member of the BC Craft Farmers Co-Op, and a recent Director of the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers, Andrew is an ardent cannabis advocate and spokesperson, specializing in strategic planning, public relations, and community partnerships.
GM, Cannabis Operations
Lifetime legacy grower with deep experience in QA methodology, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Production Practices (GPP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Previous work experience with numerous licensed producers, micro-cultivators and regulatory experts. Highly proficient in cannabis production methodology, department structuring, systems integration and on-going Health Canada compliance requirements
Master Grower, Facility Management
Quality Assurance Person
Janson has a BSc(Hons) from the University of Toronto and a Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Quality Operations Co-op Certificate (RAQC) from Seneca College. A Health Canada approved Quality Assurance Person and Regulatory Affairs professional specializing in the Canadian Cannabis Industry. With 8 years of operational experience in all aspects of bringing a cannabis company from incorporation to licensed sales.
Social Community Manager & Executive Assistant
Lara–Rose has been walking with executives and entrepreneurs to help them be seen and to build businesses around their truest selves. She marries that perspective with her experience in the legacy cannabis industry to Maven Brands. Fun Fact: Maven’s Master Grower is the love of her life. Together with this team, they aspire to carry on the legacy that built this industry.