Update Harvest One
December 14, 2018
Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (TSXV: HVT) ("Harvest One" or the "Company") today announced that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) has named Mr. Frank Holler as Chairman effective immediately. Mr. Holler first joined the Board as a Director in September 2018. Peter Wall, Harvest One’s former Chairman of the Board, will remain on the Board as a Director.
Grant Froese, Harvest One’s CEO commented, “Frank’s experience, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry and capital markets, strengthens the depth of expertise on the Harvest One Board. We’re delighted he’s stepping in as Chairman as this further sets us up for a landmark year in 2019.”
Mr. Holler, who is President and CEO of Ponderosa Capital Inc., is an expert in biotechnology, investment banking and venture capital. He previously served as CEO and Partner of Lions Capital Corp., fund manager for BC Advantage Funds and the Lions Funds; as President and CEO of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a private genomics-based drug development company; as President and CEO of ID Biomedical Corporation, a vaccine development company sold to GlaxoSmithKline plc; and as a founding director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, a TSX/ NASDAQ listed medical device company. Before working in biotechnology and healthcare, Mr. Holler was an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch Canada and Wood Gundy Inc. (now CIBC World Markets).
At the Board meeting Mr. Froese thanked departing Chairman Peter Wall for his service, saying: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Peter for his contributions to Harvest One over the past few years and we’re pleased he’s staying on as a Director."