A Global Cannabis Trading Company
Vinzan is a licensed physical trader of cannabis and derivative THC / CBD products on a global basis with facility operations in Laos, Thailand, and Colombia. These three markets were identified because of their low cost of production, legal cannabis framework, and ideal cultivation climate. The company’s global headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Vinzan embraces the 150-year old physical commodity trading model used by the world’s largest agriculture companies. Using contract farming, the company off-takes hemp and cannabis from cultivation partners and processes them in world class facilities at above EU GMP standards. The product in extract or final form is then shipped to top-tier international partners in key regions. Vinzan is currently in the final stages of a first-round capital raise and on track for an initial public offering in 2019.
Focused on exporting from low cost
cultivation regions to high value markets
Cannabis is a price-sensitive agricultural commodity best grown in warm climates. Vinzan partners with local producers ensuring the highest standards are met before storing in our legal and licensed processing facilities for both food-grade and medicinal-grade export. In much the same way coffee or soybeans are traded, the company moves cannabis around the world from where it is planted to the consumption countries where it is needed most. Vinzan International is headquartered in Toronto ON with eGMP processing facilities in Colombia and Southeast Asia.
Key Milestones Achieved
Experienced Management Team
Experienced management having successfully co-founded a total of 3 Licensed Producers under Health Canada’s ACMPR
CEO / Board of Directors
A serial entrepreneur with 28 years leadership experience, Brian drove 30% average annual growth over a 10 year period and has a substantial commercial real estate experience as a developer with a 14 year track record. Brian founded one of Canada’s largest wholesale lean manufacturing print facilities and successfully led company to acquisition exit by publicly traded corporation.
Donald was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Canada from 2007-2019 and a Director at BMO Capital Markets from 2000-2007. During this time he helped pioneer algorithmic trading into the Canadian market place. Donald is an Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of 2 Intelligence Company, of the Canadian Armed Forces and a CFA charterholder, P.Eng, MBA, Queen’s University.
President / Board of Directors
As an early cannabis entrepreneur with 5 years of direct experience, Graham was the founding executive at Starseed and helped grow the company to a valuation over 210 Million CAD and achieved ACMPR cultivation and production licenses. Graham also has 12 years of liquid bulk shipping experience with physical commodity traders prior to the cannabis industry.
Kelsey was a Sr. Project Manager at IBM, leading a team of cyber security experts responsible for protecting vital data for government and financial industry partners. As Director of Operations at MedReleaf, Kelsey led their production hub and built out the capacity planning platform. Kelsey served for over 20 yrs in the famed Royal Canadian Regiment as a decorated Infantry Officer. Kelsey holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business.