Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Bomford is the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of True Leaf, a position he has held since its formation on June 9, 2014. With almost three decades of executive management experience, Mr. Bomford has a proven ability to create, lead and grow successful companies. He has extensive expertise with marketing, product development and professional manufacturing systems. Prior to forming True Leaf and its subsidiaries, Mr. Bomford was the founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Darford International Inc. ("Darford"), a former TSX Venture Exchange publicly traded company involved in food manufacturing (June 2008 - October 2012 - predecessor formed in 1987). In his years of experience with Darford, Mr. Bomford oversaw three federally inspected production plants in the United States and Canada, each with comprehensive food safety programs and third-party scrutiny in a highly-regulated industry. On leaving Darford, Mr. Bomford executed a one year non-compete agreement with the new owner Can Am Pet Treats Ltd. and left the pet food industry for the period of time. He immediately began investigating alternative business opportunities. In early 2013, he began focusing his attention on the medical marijuana industry and regulations in Canada. Mr. Bomford founded TL Medicine on July 4, 2013, after laying the ground work to apply for medicinal marijuana grower's license. Prior to this date he prepared a business plan, secured a property, identified potential business partners, and commenced the medical marijuana application process. True Leaf and its subsidiaries have been the main focus of Mr. Bomford since 2013.
Kerry Biggs, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Biggs has more than 20 years of finance and business experience, most recently with lululemon athletica, where he was Vice President, Treasurer looking after capital markets, liquidity, treasury, insurance and risk activities for the NASDAQ-listed company. Previously, he served as Vice President, Finance at Global Container Terminals where he was responsible for capital markets, risk management, accounting, tax planning, and corporate M&A activities. He also worked in senior finance roles for Finning International and Enbridge, both large publicly traded companies.
Mr. Biggs holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario), a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the University of Victoria.
Vice President, Global Branding
Don Chisholm is a brand and innovation expert with more than 30 years of experience working with brands such as Mike's Hard Lemonade, Vega, and Constellation Brands. Mr. Chisholm is Co-Founder and Innovation Director of True Leaf's branding partner, Dossier, a team that has extensive experience developing commercially successful brands in the health and wellness industry.