HempFusion® is a leading US hemp-based CBD company that manufactures, markets and sells whole food hemp extract products in over 3,400 retail locations. HempFusion®’s product line is all natural, plant-based and is predicated on the amazing health benefits of our proprietary Whole Food Hemp Complex™ derived from full-spectrum nutritional hemp. The company’s management is dedicated to creating a global brand in the hemp-based CBD space.
Co-Founder, Director & CEO
Ian is a highly motivated, ethical entrepreneur experienced in early stage high growth companies, fundraising and strategic planning.
Ian brings an intimate understanding of the current opportunities and challenges in the emerging global hemp industry in addition to a portfolio of intellectual property, partnerships and assets. Ian has consulted and worked in five states and three countries and has played a pivotal role in the development of a portfolio of products, processing methods and intellectual property in the space.
Ian has overseen the launch of HempFusion the first mainstream hemp based supplements to gain traction in the natural products category. He has raised seed and growth stage capital and participated in the development of complex and highly regulated supply chains. In addition to the supplement and practitioner products focus he has successfully negotiated licensing contracts and partnerships with distributors and manufactures and operates with a familiarity with what is required to successfully expand in highly regulated markets domestically and internationally.
Co-Founder, Director & President
Dr. Jason Mitchell is a Naturopathic Doctor certified by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board. He is also a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association and Certified Natural Health Professionals. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management/Operations from Arizona State University and his Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Trinity College of Natural Health.
Jason has over two decades experience working in the natural products industry. In 1998 he joined industry leader Country Life Vitamins as an Account Executive/New Product Development Liaison. By 2003 he was promoted to Director of Product Development and then to VP of Sales/New Product Development. By 2005, he developed and launched a full-scale educational program for Country Life. He was one of the primary executives to take the company successfully through its acquisition by Kikkoman Corporation, and was then promoted to the position of Chief Science Officer. Over the course of his career, he has successfully launched more than 200 new products, many of which have become top selling products at the retail level.
Jason’s role at HempFusion is the creation, marketing and distribution of the company’s branded line of hemp derived dietary supplement products.
Co-Founder / CTO
As Chief Technology Officer Andrew is an expert in the design, certification, installation and operation of extraction systems, and has participated in the development and management of a vast intellectual property portfolio covering hardware and systems for the production, standardization and scaling requirements of a full array of products.
Andrew is a high-energy, goal-oriented executive with a proven track record of industry firsts in distillation, purification of essential oils, critical phase carbon dioxide botanical fractionation systems design, and business operations.
His experience includes facility management, hardware maintenance, information technology and network systems, sales, operations, and project management.
Chief Marketing Officer
Debbie is a channel and distribution expert with an extensive background in executive level business management, sales and marketing. She has experience with all channels of trade, and specializes in mainstream retail, and business strategy execution. Her diverse background experience includes the rare combination of retail and packaged goods.
Debbie’s 30-year expertise is built upon her professional roles in high-level businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. She began with sales and management positions for Tropicana Juices (PepsiCo) and Sundance Juice Sparklers (Stroh). She then transitioned to the retail side of the industry at 7-Eleven, Inc. as Senior Director for Vault and Proprietary Beverages. Debbie was responsible for $3.3 billion or 40 percent of merchandise sales for more than 5,500 stores. She also served as Director for Snacks and Grocery products. As she followed her passion for the industry, she became the General Manager for retail sales for The FRS Company.
Debbie has served as consultant and has held key management positions with start-up brands. She most recently served as CEO of Bazi, Inc., a public nutritional shot company.
Chief Corporate Officer
Danny Brody is a co-founder and former Vice President of The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TGOD) Mr. Brody and his team have been instrumental in capitalizing and listing world class cannabis companies including Emblem (TSX-V:EMC), TGOD (TSX:TGOD), and PLUS Products (CSE:PLUS). Prior to entering the Cannabis industry in 2014, Mr. Brody spent five years at a leading independent Canadian brokerage firm.
Board of Directors
Rob Anderson is the founder and former CEO and Chairman of The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX: TGOD) where he completed the largest cannabis IPO as of May 2018. Previously, he was the sole financier and was instrumental in publicly listing both Emblem Corp. (TSX-V:EMC) and PLUS Products (CSE:PLUS). He has raised over $2,000,000,000 for hundreds of micro-cap companies across a variety of sectors. By incubating companies with personal capital and creating business, sales and marketing plans, Mr. Anderson has helped mentor over a dozen companies from micro-cap valuations to over $1 billion.
Rick is an experienced director of private and public companies inthe US and in Europe. He has been a private equity investor for over 20 years, as President of Andlinger & Company, Inc., and is also an active angel investor/advisor. He has been an international investment banker, a start up CEO and a college professor, and has taken companies public as an advisor, an investor and an executive.
Scott is a seasoned investor, serves as a director for several private companies, and is founder of FarPoint Venture Law. Scott’s clients have included Starbucks, Sambazon, Sahale Snacks, Theo Chocolates, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Big Tree Farms, and Sur La Table. Recognized by “Lawdragon 500ʹʹ Top Lawyers in America and “Best Lawyers in America®”; and named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Corporate/M&A” by Chambers USA, a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law & Politics, and member of the “League of Justice” by Washington CEO Magazine.
Mr. Grafton brings over 12 years of investment, finance and public markets experience to the company. Mr. Grafton was previously a Portfolio Manager, managing both cannabis and energy portfolios, for a Canadian based hedge fund. Prior to asset management, he worked as an Associate of Investment Banking at Canaccord Capital, where he helped finance and advise small to mid cap companies. He is a CFA charterholder and has a degree from Michigan State University, with a major in Finance.
RADD Capital Partnership
HempFusion is partnering with RADD Capital to provide financial advisory services and capital market expertise.
RADD Capital leverages its extensive industry expertise and proven track record to identify hyper-growth sectors with a single focus; transform entrepreneurs with established brands, best-in-class products, and driven management teams into world-class companies. RADD’s partnership provides unparalleled access to capital raising strategies, unique and proven financing strategies, extensive cannabis & hemp sector expertise and M&A experience that together establish significant competitive advantages
RADD Capital will provide:
- Unparalleled Access to Capital Raising Strategies
- Business Development
- Management Mentorship
- Marketing and Sales plans
- Key Executive Introductions
- M&A Support
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