Dr. Patricio Stocker
Dr. Stocker has been involved in the cannabis business in Colombia, Canada and most recently in Europe as Chairman of Alphagreen Group. Previously he had co-initiated the cannabis industry in Colombia, leading the companies PharmaCielo Ltd. and Blueberries Medical Corp. as their CEO.
Dr. Stocker, along with an international team of experts, initiated the development of the Colombian cannabis industry and its legal framework. He led the first company to be licensed in Colombia from the original business plan to the pre going public stage, raising over CAD 50 million and growing the company value to over CAD 300 million (pre going public valuation). He developed the Colombian operations and facilities, setting up a scalable and extremely competitive growing and oil production model, being the first fully licensed cannabis company in Colombia.
With over 20 years of international experience in the automotive sector at corporations like Daimler, Dr. Stocker held top management positions, with country and regional P&L responsibilities. He has a diverse business background and extensive management and board experience, leading the development and implementation of businesses and strategies, delivering high quality results and strong profits.
Dr. Stocker holds a PhD in Economics (Dr. oec.) and BA in Business Administration (lic. oec.) of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Andrew is the founder of Orion GMP Solutions and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Consultant. As a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, he served two tours in Iraq as an NCOIC, leading a team of Marines responsible for quality maintenance management and documentation of over 400,000 life limited critical parts on UH‐1N and AH‐1W attack helicopters. Andrew’s experience spans the fields of bio‐analytical chemistry and purification; including pharmaceutical manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients under FDA and International GMP guidelines in an FDA Registered, DEA Schedule 1 Facility.
Jon Ruiz, MBA
Spaniard by birth and nationalized Colombian in 2010, with more than 25 years of experience leading both national and international companies within several industries. After several positions in marketing at Unilever Spain, he was appointed CEO of Philip Morris International first for Portugal and as of 2006 for Colombia. CEO of El Tiempo between 2010 and 2015, CEO of PharmaCielo Ltd (PCLO.V)., the first Company to obtain a cannabis manufacturing license for medical use. Chosen as one of the 100 most influential Spaniards abroad in 2014, he recently stepped out as CEO of Prisa Radio in Colombia to lead Medcann, the first Colombian company to obtain the complete package of licenses to initiate operations to grow and process cannabis for medicinal purposes.
Todd is an expert in indoor, greenhouse, and outdoor cannabis cultivation and brings 15 years of experience at a commercial scale. Todd has managed and run multiple successful cannabis cultivation operations and specializes in growing high-quality, cost effective cannabis in controlled environments. Recently, he worked and consulted on the SOP’s, designs and operations for Miracle Valley Medicinal Alternatives, Indigenous Bloom Corp. and Thrive Cannabis.