APRIL 02, 2019
MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS
Advanced Micro Assembles World Class Team
Advanced Micro is pleased to announce that they have assembled a team of Directors, Officers and Advisers with the background, skill set and experience to position the company for great success.
” I am humbled to be a part of such a great team with each person having a different and complimentary skill set. We have a great business plan and we are excited to get to work on executing it” says Calum Hughes, CEO and President.
Mr. Calum Hughes
(Founder/Director and CEO)
Calum Hughes has been responsible for leading activities relating to large scale Quality Assurance and Evaluation of Health Programs. He is skilled in the Project Management Institute’s Methodology© for managing projects through mitigating risk, maximizing communication and ensuring project success.
In the past, Calum has created and presented at top level educational presentations for Healthcare Executives, Business Professionals, Psychiatrists, Nursing staff, General Practitioners, Internal Medicine, ObGyn, and Cardiologists. He has worked as an Adjunct Professor for the UBC Faculty of Health and Social Development, as a Consultant to several large for-profit and non-profit Health Organizations and Nutraceutical companies.
Calum, has held an appointment of Adjunct Professor for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Health and Social Development, and is a Registered Kinesiologist with the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. He has also completed a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Gerontology. Calum holds certification in designation of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (Pennsylvania, USA). He achieved a 98% (certified with Gold Standing) in his studies towards a LEAN Greenbelt in 2009, and is also working towards his Doctorate Degree with Royal Roads University.
Calum’s past clinical experience includes functioning as a health care provider for patients with co-morbid chronic diseases, acute disability and workplace health & wellness. Working as a clinician, Calum has created Physical & Functional Diagnostic Tools and Chronic Disease Management Protocols for Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Obesity, Respiratory, Brain Injury, and Cerebrovascular disease. He has created teaching resources and presented at top-level educational presentations regarding Change Management, Quality Improvement, Personality & Communication, Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Method for Healthcare.
Mr. Paul Bullock
(Director – Chief Operating Officer)
Born and raised in Kelowna BC, Paul comes from one of Kelowna’s oldest pioneer families who possess a history rich in both agricultural innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
Paul brings 10 years’ experience from MMAR, MMPR, and ACMPR cannabis cultivation, genetics, compliance and facility design to the Advanced Micro team.
Previous to joining the Advanced Micro team Paul owned and operated a company specializing in both personal and corporate finance for clients who offered exportable services in overseas and offshore markets. Previous to this Paul worked in the oil and gas industry specializing in offshore construction. Paul also owned and operated an agricultural management and consulting firm which renovated and replanted over 2500 acres of orchard and vineyard in the Okanagan Valley as well as being the Kelowna site operations manager for Kettle Mountain Ginseng, one of the pioneers in the British Columbia ginseng industry.
Mr. David Weinkauf
(Director – Chief Business Development Officer)
David is a strategic businessman with an extensive background in commercial real estate leasing, development and sales. Throughout his career, David has been involved in approximately $3.0 Billion in real estate development and transactions encompassing over 10 million square feet of facilities and approximately 3,000 acres of land.
David has been involved in numerous private and public entities focused on identifying unique opportunities, investment, strategic development and growth of those companies. As a result, David is currently an advisor to a publicly traded infrastructure company in the international cannabis sector and has been strategic advisor to numerous private companies, civic, economic, academic, philanthropic and government institutions.
In addition to real estate, David has founded current start-ups in disruptive technologies, is the inventor of a product under provisional patent application in the U.S. and volunteers his time to note worthy causes including co-founder of the RSSI Global Initiative Charity for removing sex slave and forced tattoos from formerly oppressed people.
David holds a B.Comm. from the University of Calgary, is recognized as Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 alumni and was nominated for Canada’s top 40 under 40 during his career.
Mr. Anthony Zelen
(Director – Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer)
Anthony has over 22 years of experience in finance, investor relations, and corporate development. He serves as the President of Senergy Communications Inc. a wholly owned private company involved in investor relations, public relations, financing and strategic marketing for the technology, mining and oil and gas industries. Mr. Zelen serves as Chief Executive Officer at Cannalife Capital Corp. a Cannabis focused investment bank. Since 2015 he has also served as a director of BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group Inc. Mr. Zelen has served as Director and/or Officer of numerous publicly traded companies over the last 22 years in a variety of sectors. His business activities within the venture capital arena enabled him to establish a network of accredited investors, angel investors and investment banking contacts throughout North America, Western Europe and Asia.
Mr. Fabian Henry (Strategic Advisor to the Board For Veterans Affairs)
In 2013, Fabian Henry founded Marijuana For Trauma, a chain of medical Marijuana clinics across Canada with over 12,000 registered patients. After completing an RTO with Licensed Producer Abba Medix in 2016, Fabian donated 100% of his ownership to a charity for veterans called Global Alliance Foundation Fund(GAFF). It was created in order to bridge the gap in care from when a soldier is released from the Canadian Forces to getting back a quality of life that is manageable, the GAFF is currently valued at $12,000,000.
In 2017, Fabian moved toward becoming a licensed producer by acquiring a 75,000 sq ft building with 14 acres on Canadas #1 Island, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The Breton CannaPharms team is poised for huge success and set to produce 12,500kg at full production. Mr. Henry was instrumental in building HUGE value in the early days by educating, selling product and assisting LP’s like MedReleaf, Aphria, Peace Naturals, and WeedMD on the processes associated with a comprehensive treatment plan for veterans by gaining approved coverage under Veterans Affairs Canada.
Fabian has now taken the approach of compiling multiple craft cannabis micro growers to become experts in delivering top quality medicine to Breton CannaPharms complimenting our in-house barrage of offerings upon licensed approval. Fabian plans to become the largest Nova Scotia producer of high quality craft cannabis and has the background and reputation of getting the job done! As momentum continues to build, Fabian negotiated an exclusive partnership with Namaste Technologies that could help Breton CannaPharms explode.
Dr. Terry Johnstone (Medical Advisor to the Board)
Occupational Physician Doing Occupational medicals for Transport Canada Aviation & Marine, WorksafeBC Commerical Dive Medicals as well as DCBC, OGUK off shore Medicals, FAA class 1 examiner as well as fitness to work and pre-placement medicals. Audiometry, Resting and Stress EKGs
NIOSH Drug testing, Chester fitness test, Farnsworth and Titmus visual screening, Visia Facial Skin assessment. 10 years experience in Botox, fillers and skin rejuvenation.
Corporate Counsel: Mr Keith Inman (Pushor Mitchell LLP, Kelowna BC)
Keith is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a practice focused primarily on advising companies and underwriters with respect to public and private financings, asset and share purchases, mergers and acquisitions, amalgamations, plans of arrangement, take-over and issuer bids, reverse takeovers, changes of business and corporate restructurings and reorganizations.
Keith has advised on many corporate financing matters for private and public corporations, both domestic and international, including long-form, short-form, shelf, capital pool company, crowdfunding, bought deal, agency and underwritten prospectus offerings. Keith also assists companies with their securities reporting and compliance obligations, corporate governance and general commercial drafting requirements. Keith has been the founder and a director of multiple public companies.
Keith obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree (with distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2005. Prior to joining Pushor Mitchell, Keith was based in Calgary, Alberta and was a partner in the Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance Group of a leading global law firm.
Having started his legal career in Alberta, Keith is qualified to provide legal advice on matters pertaining to both British Columbia and Alberta laws.
Away from the office, Keith enjoys cycling, the theatre and spending time outdoors with his wife and son. Keith is an active member of the Métis Nation of Alberta.
Accountants: Thalheimer and CO, Kelowna, BC.
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