Expertise and passion

Expertise and passion

Our team combines cannabis expertise with deep experience in operations, capital markets, real estate development, healthcare, legal services, regulated business and government affairs.

But that is only half the story. What sets us apart is that we combine experience with passion. And that is reflected in the passion each member of our team brings to the work that they do. The objective of our senior leadership is to ensure every team member has the resources they need to pursue their passion, whether that is growing the best cannabis, developing new brands or bringing discipline and rigor to our financial reporting.

We believe that a legalized cannabis industry has the power to make positive change in the world, by giving consumers a natural alternative to greater health and vitality. We make this happen by hiring the best team, and letting them pursue their passion.

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Hadley Ford

Hadley Ford
CEO and Director

Hadley Ford is a healthcare and technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience as both an operating executive, investor and investment banker. Mr. Ford has extensive experience in all operational facets of managing a large, world-class patient-centric healthcare operation. Prior to iAnthus, Mr. Ford was the co-founder and CEO of ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc., the world's leading developer and operator of full-service proton therapy centers for the treatment of cancer. Prior to ProCure, Mr. Ford spent sixteen years on Wall Street with Fidelity, First Boston, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, where he completed over 150 transactions worth over $50 billion for all size clients in multiple industries.

  • Wall Street executive and healthcare and technology industry veteran
  • Extensive operating experience
  • Entrepreneur, operating executive, investment banker
  • Over 150 transactions worth over $50 billion
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Randy Maslow

Randy Maslow
President and Director

Randy Maslow is a veteran tech industry attorney and entrepreneur, with more than 30 years' experience as a senior executive and General Counsel to rapidly growing companies in emerging industries. Mr. Maslow was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at one of the first online travel companies before joining the founding management team of the early nationwide internet service provider that became XO Communications, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President for Business Development and General Counsel and as a board member. Mr. Maslow later co-founded Internet Gaming Entertainment U.S. ("IGE"), where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and as a board member. IGE pioneered the currency exchange business for virtual assets in multi-player online games and became a leading worldwide publisher of multi-player computer game content, with 400 employees in the U.S. and Asia and over $100 million in annual revenue. Prior to entering the tech industry, Mr. Maslow was an attorney in private practice with Greenberg Traurig LLP in Florida, and previously with the Philadelphia law firms White and Williams LLP and Blank Rome LLP.

Mr. Maslow is a member of the Federal Policy Council of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Board of Directors of the Cannabis Trade Federation, and the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Responsible Regulation Alliance and the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association.

  • Nationally-recognized expert in federal and state cannabis regulatory law and public policy
  • Extensive cannabis industry expertise in political and governmental affairs
  • 30-year career as General Counsel to multiple successful internet and technology startups
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Elizabeth Stavola

Elizabeth Stavola
Chief Strategy Officer and Director

Beth Stavola is a leading cannabis entrepreneur. Former COO, President of US Operations, and Board Member of MPX Bioceutical Corporation. Also, founder of Health for Life, one of the most recognized cannabis brands in Arizona, which she took from inception to significant sales and cash flow in just five years. In addition, she is the founder of Melting Point Extracts (MPX), an award-winning maker of high quality cannabis concentrates.

In February 2016, Ms. Stavola launched CBD for Life, a company that produces highly innovative, natural and effective CBD-infused pain management and beauty products using 99% pure CBD extract. The product has met with rave reviews from prominent beauty publications and bloggers, as well as client testimonials.

Previously, Ms. Stavola worked on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company, rising to the position of senior vice president. She is actively involved in organizations that promote women in the cannabis industry and in 2014 was named as one of the leading medical cannabis entrepreneurs by Congresswoman Dina Titus, on the floor of the House of Representatives.

  • Entrepreneur and investment banker
  • Founder of leading cannabis brands Health for Life, MPX and CBD for Life
  • Institutional sales on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company
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Julius Kalcevich

Julius Kalcevich
Chief Financial Officer and Director

Mr. Kalcevich has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic consulting. Previously a partner of BG Partners Corp. in Toronto, Canada, he was responsible for planning, structuring and monitoring corporate finance transactions for his firm's cannabis investments. Mr. Kalcevich was previously a Director of Investment Banking with CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer in Toronto and New York. During the period of 2005-2012, he completed over 20 transactions representing over $4 billion in aggregate value.

  • Fifteen years in corporate finance and strategic consulting
  • Investment banker with over 20 transactions worth over $4 billion
  • Formerly CIBC World Markets and Oppenheimer
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Richard Boxer MD

Richard Boxer MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Richard Boxer is currently a Clinical Professor of Urology and Visiting Scholar at University of California, Los Angeles and was formerly Professor of Clinical Urology at the University of Miami, and the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Boxer was a finalist for the position of Surgeon General of the United States in both the Clinton and Bush administrations and has served as a senior health policy advisor to Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries, Governors, Senators, and Members of Congress. Dr. Boxer has been a member of the Board of Directors at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He represented the U.S. at the World Health Organization and is a recipient of a Presidential Citation from the American Urological Association. Dr. Boxer has had 150 publications and has delivered hundreds of invited lectures over his distinguished career. He is dedicated to the advancement of research and improvement in quality of medical cannabis.

  • Finalist for position of Surgeon General of the United States
  • U.S. representative to World Health Organization
  • 150 publications and hundreds of invited lectures
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John Henderson

John Henderson
President, Eastern Region

John Henderson is a healthcare and real estate veteran with nearly 30 years of operating experience in technology and healthcare real estate, operations and development. Mr. Henderson served as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Development Officer at ProCure. As COO of ProCure, Mr. Henderson managed the development of four $150 million plus proton therapy centers, creating and managing a delivery system that reduced cost and time to market by over 30% from industry standard. Mr. Henderson subsequently applied his expertise to a new venture advising major academic research centers in Europe and the Middle East on the development of proton therapy projects. Prior to ProCure, Mr. Henderson spent 15 years at George B. H. Macomber Company ("Macomber"), a leading regional construction services company for healthcare organizations, where he served as President from 2001 - 2005. At Macomber, Mr. Henderson managed the organization's delivery of millions of square feet of healthcare and technology facilities while growing the company six-fold.

  • Experienced development officer in the healthcare sector
  • Managed development of multiple $150 million plus therapy centers
  • Delivered millions of square feet of healthcare technology facilities
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Pat Tiernan

Pat Tiernan
Executive Vice President of Operations

A senior, C-level executive with extensive operations, general management and business development experience, Mr. Tiernan has a passion for creating, scaling and improving businesses.

Mr. Tiernan served five years as Chief Operating Officer at Stone Brewing Company. During that time, he grew company revenue from $100M to $250M; transformed and modernized all facets of the business; expanded operations and distribution nationally and to 34 countries; drove a 200% increase in Stone Distributing Company cases distributed while expanding its geographical footprint and supplier portfolio; co-led the financing and investor processes; and drove numerous strategic initiatives improving company performance.

Mr. Tiernan was previously a Senior Advisor with TPG Capital where he focused on driving deep transformational initiatives within and across its companies. Prior to TPG, he was recruited by Intel and Google to be the GM and Executive Director of an industry consortium he scaled globally.

A veteran of Hewlett Packard, he held executive roles in each of its businesses in product development, sales, marketing and operations.

  • Extensive operations, general management and business development experience
  • As COO at Stone Brewing grew revenue from $100M to $250M in five years
  • Experience driving deep transformational initiatives within companies
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Farah Tariq

Farah Tariq
Vice President Legal Affairs

Ms. Tariq has a decade’s worth of experience practicing law in New York for a number of high-profile clients. She graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2009, where she conducted research on issues of cannabis regulation and assisted in preparing a Brief of Appellants to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Appeals Court, challenging the constitutionality of the state's anti-cannabis statute.

Ms. Tariq began her legal career as an associate at an international law firm, where she represented clients in high-value commercial transactions, including multimillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, and acquisition financings. She spent the past few years serving as in-house legal counsel at The Knot and Shazam, advising on a broad range of commercial and corporate issues in connection with advancing product offerings, minimizing exposure to liability, the protection of company intellectual property, and navigating the nuances of digital privacy laws. Prior to joining iAnthus, Ms. Tariq worked closely on Apple's acquisition of the music recognition app Shazam.

Ms. Tariq is admitted to the bar of the State of New York.

  • Corporate lawyer with experience in high-value commercial transactions
  • Former in-house legal counsel advising on a broad range of commercial and corporate issue
  • Worked on appeal of Massachusetts’ anti-cannabis statute
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Ray Chevalier

Ray Chevalier
Vice President Infrastructure

Mr. Chevalier has over 30 years of experience in the regulated medical devices industry. He has held a variety of positions in product development, operations and construction. Early in his career he spent eighteen years at Boston Scientific Corporation, at increasing levels of responsibility in product/process development and operations. While there, he was the Six Sigma executive sponsor and received operational certification in both Lean and Six Sigma programs. During his tenure he grew Midwest operations capability from $20 million to over $300 million in revenue. Mr. Chevalier spent 12 years working in the cancer care industry, most recently as Director of Professional Services with Varian Medical Systems. He was responsible for project management, construction and operations in over ten proton therapy centers throughout the U.S. and Asia.

  • Thirty years of progressive responsibility in medical devices operations and construction
  • Lean and Six Sigma certifications
  • U.S. and International design and construction experience

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