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CannTrust appoints new director


November 1, 2018
By Grow Opportunity Staff

Vaughan, Ont.-based marijuana producer CannTrust has appointed John T. Kaden, the co-founder of cannabis-focused global investment firm Navy Capital Green Management as its new director.

“I am delighted to join the board of CannTrust which I believe is positioned to be one of the leading companies, not only in Canada’s medical and recreational cannabis markets, but also among the earliest multinational corporations positioned to lead this rapidly emerging global industry,” Kaden stated in a release.

Prior to co-founding his investment firm, Kaden was the co-manager and chief investment officer for Northwoods Capital Management, a TMT-focused global hedge fund. Before that, Kaden was the founder and managing partner of Cynthion Partners, a global macro hedge fund, from 2006 through the end of 2013. Prior to that, Kaden was an associate in the strategic division of Blackrock. 

Kaden began his career as a macro strategist for The G7 Group, a global consulting firm that advises its clients on macroeconomic and political developments that affect financial markets. Kaden graduated Magna Cum Laude with an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. 

“I have known John for over two years and appreciate his vision, industry depth and capital markets expertise,” said CannTrust’s co-founder and former CEO Eric Paul who is now chairman of the board. “We look forward to his guidance as we continue our rapid expansion in Canada and the global medical markets.”

CannTrust started as Canada’s only pharmacist-founded medical cannabis producer. The company currently operates its 450,000 sq. ft. Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility.