Chief Executive Officer
Harvey Panesar brings nearly two decades of corporate finance, public company management and venture enhancement expertise to the team. His diverse skill set has enabled him and his team to raise substantial capital in the private and public sectors.
Mr. Panesar's focus and passion are aimed towards product development, retail and brand management, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical opportunities for hemp and cannabis around the globe.
Mr. Panesar’s focus is driven by the corporate footprint he has engineered in India, China, Paraguay, United States and Holland. These networks enable Mr. Panesar to focus on global markets.
Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza, Ph. D, P.Ag
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Mirza is a botanist who brings over four decades of experience and industry knowledge to Cannabis Nature. Dr. Mirza holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and served as an adjunct professor at his alma matter.
Dr. Mirza was inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame and subsequently the Alberta Greenhouse Growers Association created the Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza Educational and Scholarship Foundation.
Dr. Mirza has consulted with agencies in all sectors. He brings vast knowledge of greenhouse technologies, infrastructure, feasibility, R&D.
Colonel (Ret’d) Richard Pucci, OMM,CD,MDS
Chief Operations Officer
Col. (Ret’d) Pucciserved in many command and strategic level staff positions on behalf of the Canadian Forces in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States and operational tours. He retired at the rank of Colonel while serving as the Deputy Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services.
As Deputy Commander, Col. Pucci oversaw a team of approximately 6,400 active members and 500 contractors; responsible for over-watch via the chain of command of 43 units and 82 detachments, incl. clinics, mobile medical units, field hospital, schools, research establishment, and medical equipment depot.
Served as Chief of Staff of the Health Services Group, with the overall responsibility for a financial and business planning cycle of $462 million, and infrastructure budget of $600 million.
LCol (Ret'd) Brock Heilman
Chief Analytics Officer
LCol(Ret’d) Brock Heilman served with the Canadian Armed Forces for over 21 years. A graduate of the Royal Military College, Mr. Heilman holds a Bachelor and Masters of Arts and has completed the Joint Command and Staff Program.
While in the military, Mr. Heilman commanded at the Platoon, Company, Unit and Task Force levels with overseas deployments to Turkey, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Cyprus and Sicily.
Mr. Heilman is currently the Chief Informatics Officer for the Canadian Armed Forces Health Services Group.
Vice President of Female Brand & Design
Beth Brown has lead pioneering brands such as We-Vibe to unprecedented success. Ms. Brown has a proven track record of developing solid channel strategies and cultivating winning partnerships and relationships to penetrate growing markets across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. With extensive international experience, Ms. Brown has also managed numerous successful corporate events around the globe. As Director of International Business Development at Standard Innovation Corporation, Ms. Brown managed key distribution channel partners, and developed sales strategies to drive consistent growth.
Deeply attuned to the demands of the global adult toy marketplace, as well as rapidly changing trends, Ms. Brown has her finger on the pulse of this evolving industry. She is uniquely qualified to lead Cannabis Nature’s newest initiative to bring exceptional brands, products and designs to women.