Who We Are
Mike is a Central Valley, California native who has been working in the Cannabis industry for 20+ years. In addition to large cultivation projects, Mike has specialized in owning and operating several dispensaries. As the co-founder of Loud Seeds, a multiple High Times Cannabis Cup winning breeding and cultivation company, he has been involved in cannabis cultivation, breeding, and marketing for 15+ years, establishing brands in both the US and Europe.
For over 18 years, Paul has provided business advisory services for both public and private companies. He has founded, acted as a senior officer and director, and provided strategic planning for various companies in the cannabis, mining, oil and gas, and technology sectors during his career. Paul also has experience working within the Canadian equities market.
Glen Harder is a corporate finance and securities lawyer, actively practicing and headquartered in Vancouver, BC. He has over 30 years of experience advising and assisting venture and emerging companies with global operations which conduct business in many different sectors of the economy. Along with years of transactional, strategic and negotiating expertise, Glen will offer legal guidance, corporate governance assistance and strategic advice to our board.
Mr. Dzisiak is a Co-founder and Managing Director of Dona Blanca, a private Australian based medical cannabis company with operations in Colombia. He is an experienced executive who has successfully grown start-up companies as well as managed large organizations. He has been the CEO of several IIROC member firms and founded CFG Futures. He is a former Chairman of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange and served as a director of the Exchange and Clearing House for over 10 years. Robert has wide-ranging public market experience and has served in strategic roles including CEO, Chairman, and Director of multiple publicly listed companies in Canada.
Mr. Wilson is the former VP of Finance, Business Development at the Mark Anthony Group (“MAG”) North America’s most diversified and successful private beverage company. Over his 16 years at MAG his role encompassed mergers and acquisitions, industry relations, government relations and strategic liquor policies. In his role at MAG, Mr. Wilson was the Chairman of the Canadian Vintner Association and Co-Chairman of the British Columbia Wine Institute, the national and provincial wine associations.
Matt has spent the last several years assisting companies in emerging industries scale and grow from a financial reporting, treasury, HR, legal and operational perspective. Before joining Next Green Wave, Matt was involved with numerous tech companies of various sizes and international locations, including the State of California. Matt spent the first several years of his career at KPMG where he gathered his base knowledge of financial reporting, tax, compliance, process and control implementation.
Ryan Lange is an entrepreneur known for his digital work with recording artists like Kanye West, U2, Migos and more. Ryan’s work has been featured on the Today Show, US Weekly, People Magazine, Dr. Oz, Forbes and GQ among many others. Ryan has collaborated on and launched major branding campaigns for some of the most successful corporations in the country including Nike, Apple Music, Harmless Harvest, Carhartt and Home Depot. Ryan’s unique vision and background in legal cannabis operations took root in a lifetime living at the intersection of art, music, cannabis culture that allow him to bring a voice and leadership to NGW driving the future growth and business development.
Ms. Monita Faris was educated at the University of Central Florida where she obtained her BA in English. Based in Vancouver, she has worked as a consultant for the past 17 years providing corporate and securities compliance services to private and public companies. Ms. Faris actively attends securities programs and courses offered by the B.C. Securities Commission, the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the Toronto Stock Exchange. She is currently responsible for the corporate and regulatory compliance aspects for Private, OTCBB, TSX.V and CSE listed companies.