Allied Board

Allied’s Board of Directors represents decades of combined experience, education and commitment to scalable, responsible business development and growth. Together they guide the company in the best interests of all its shareholders and stakeholders.

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 University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Health and Social Development, and as a Consultant to several large for-profit and non-profit Health Organizations and Nutraceutical companies.

Calum 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 and 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.

Jim Bullock
Director, Chief Operating Officer

Born and raised in Kelowna, BC, Canada, Jim Bullock comes from one of Kelowna’s oldest pioneer families, which possesses a rich history in both agricultural innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Jim brings 10 years of experience to the Allied team from MMAR, MMPR, and ACMPR cannabis cultivation, genetics, compliance and facility design.

Previous to joining Allied, Jim owned and operated a company specializing in both personal and corporate finance for clients, which offered exportable services in overseas and offshore markets.

Earlier, Jim worked in the oil and gas industry specializing in offshore construction. Jim also owned and operated an agricultural management and consulting firm, which renovated and replanted over 2,500 acres of orchard and vineyard in the Okanagan Valley. He was also the Kelowna site operations manager for Kettle Mountain Ginseng, one of the pioneers in the British Columbia ginseng industry.

David Weinkauf
Director, Chief Business Development Officer

David Weinkauf 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 US, and volunteers his time to note worthy causes, including as 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 among Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 alumni, and was nominated for Canada’s top 40 under 40.

Anthony Zelen
Director, Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer

Anthony Zelen has over 22 years of experience in finance, investor relations, start-ups and corporate development. He has served as a director and officer for a number of public companies listed both in the United States and Canada in roles relating to investor relations, public relations, financing and strategic marketing for companies in the technology, mining and oil and gas sectors.

Anthony founded BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group, Inc. and presently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for Diitalk Communications, Inc., President of Zelen Consulting, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Director at Paloma Resources, Inc. Anthony is also on the board of Fitch Street Capital Corp., QMC Quantum Minerals Corp., and BIG Blockchain Intelligence Group, Inc., and was an owner at Senergy Communications, Inc. from 2006 to 2017.

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.

Anthony received an undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University.

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