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Tony Calamita

CEO

Tony has over 15 years of experience in building businesses from the ground up and was the founder of Love Hemp, which was acquired by World High Life in 2019. As a serial entrepreneur, he has built and sold companies in the health and wellness space all the way through to consumer goods. As a business owner he has touched all aspects of business from sourcing, procurement, staffing, and most importantly, sales and financing. Tony has always been passionate about health and wellness and this has undoubtedly had an impact on the passion behind Love Hemp and helping to build it into what it is today

Andrew Male

Executive Director

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in sourcing, developing and financing companies across Canada, the US and UK. Andrew is a seasoned Director, holding senior positions at international public and private investment and operational companies. He also works closely with several Family Offices that seek access to an array of transformational opportunities and is a former Founder and CEO of a TSX Venture Exchange Top 50 Company.

Kevin Ernst

Non-Executive Director (Aged 55)

Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the investment banking industry having started his career in wealth management with Merrill Lynch and then UBS before spending nine years at the New York Stock Exchange with responsibility for over 150 listings of North American and Asia-Pacific companies. Kevin is currently a partner in a Toronto based private equity group that specialises in strategic advisory and investments into private technology and healthcare companies. 

Kevin holds both an Economics degree and an MBA from Rutgers University as well as NASD securities licences.

Charles (Charlie) Lamb

Non- Executive Independent Director (Aged 37)

Charlie has over 10 years of experience working as a Canadian corporate and securities lawyer at a large international law firm in New York. With extensive cross-border corporate and securities law experience, Charlie has worked on numerous corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities for investment funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles in the Canadian markets. He also has significant experience advising broker dealers, advisers and investment fund managers on Canadian compliance issues. 

Charlie graduated from University of Victoria, British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has resided in New York since 2009.