People

Management Team

Peter Abboud

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Peter’s extensive background in horticulture, produce and food manufacturing has been one of the driving forces behind LiveWell becoming a Cannabis and Hemp products company. His 25 year involvement with start-up companies domestically and internationally has primed Peter’s long term vision for LiveWell to lead the way in cannabis research and innovation on an international scale.

Seann Poli

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Seann has an extensive business background, successfully growing a number of mid and small sized companies in private capital markets. Seann’s experience encompasses a diverse set of industries and roles involving negotiations with key stakeholders, government offices, private investors, senior level management, and on-site staff.

David Rendimonti

MBA
President

David has held senior roles at some of the world’s leading healthcare organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Merck. He was a pioneer and leader within the Biotech and Women’s Health markets in Canada leading innovative product development, launch, programming and market leading share and growth. With more than 30 years of leadership, David has a consistent track record of building, and leading #1 brands.

Steven Archambault

CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Archambault is an accomplished finance executive with over 20 years of experience with private and public companies, including six years with a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and more recently with companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.  Recognized as a strong leader, Mr Archambault is highly respected for his integrity and proven track record in driving efficiency and productivity.  His expertise includes financial reporting and control, strategic planning, merger and acquisitions, treasury and capital management.

Robert Leaker

B Sc., P-ENG, MBA
Chief Science & Innovation Officer

Leveraging his diverse background in science, engineering and business finance, Robert has successfully discovered, developed and commercialized new chemical pathways and processes from concept to consumer products. Robert has provided leadership and management within highly regulated industries and led both operational and sales driven teams.

Michel Lemieux

B.Sc.RI
Chief Administrative Officer

Michel has over 25 years of experience in organizational change, business development, strategic planning, and change management. His reputation was built on guiding companies and all organizations who aspire to combine their economic performance and the development of human capital. He is also well-versed in activities that target new business opportunities. His international experience and proactive approach comprise strategic and business intelligence.

Curtis Wallace

Director of Cultivation, Head RPIC

Licensed to work under MMAR since 2010. Chief Deputy Grower under MMPR since 2014, overseeing the management of commercial indoor and greenhouse growing facilities with upwards of 15,000 plants from seed to sale. Involved in cultivating strains that have been third party tested achieving THC content as high as 29% and CBD content up to 20%.

Simon Kinsman

Director of Quality Assurance

Simon has a broad experience in the medical cannabis and related industries. He has worked for Health Canada’s Office of Medical Cannabis, the Legalization Task Force, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Environment Canada. He also has industry experience with Tweed Marijuana and Cannabis Compliance Inc.

Dave Irvine

Director of Sales & Marketing

A sales and marketing executive with a proven 15 year track record of acquiring, managing and growing tier one retail and food service accounts within the branded and private label segments. Dave has worked with tier one multinational organizations (Coca Cola, Iovate Health Sciences, Atkins Nutritionals), turnarounds (Amore Food Corporation), start Ups (Blu Dot Protein Tea, Nuvocare Health Sciences), and most recently ran a successful management consulting firm assisting North American growth companies in the health and wellness category.

Board & Advisors

Timothy J. McCunn

Chairman

Tim McCunn has over 30 years of experience and is Partner of the Business Law Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall. Tim’s practice is focused on corporate/commercial and securities law with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance for the Life Science and Technology sectors.

Peter Ostapchuk 

CPA, CA, ICD.D
Director,  Chair of Audit

Peter is an executive advisor with over 29 years of financial advisory, governance, restructuring, and financial performance management expertise in leadership roles, both in the private and public sectors. Peter was a principal financial restructuring and M&A advisor with EY and PwC, financial institution risk management advisor with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), and federal Crown corporation Deputy CFO, with an ex-officio seat on the Audit | Finance Committee of the Board. Peter was appointed to the OSC regulated Boards within the Global Financial Group and was previously on the Board of Alterna Bank.

Dr. Nam Fong Han

PhD, FCIC
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Han, is founder, CEO, and Director of Natunola, a highly experienced manufacturer of various ingredients for use in health food products and the cosmetic & personal care industries. Dr. Nam has a strong science background and managerial skills, both in relation to R&D project management and general corporate management. He also holds several patents in the food and personal care industries.

Dr. Craig Pearce

MD PhD
Medical Advisor

Dr. Pearce is a Clinical Anesthesiologist with Alberta Health Services (AHS). His clinical and research focus is in understanding the role of Medical Cannabis in the management of acute and complex chronic pain. He holds a medical degree in Anesthesia from the University of Calgary, and a PhD in Neurophysiology and Pharmacology.

Derek Pedro

Cannabis Advisor

Mr. Pedro has been an advocate, leader and pioneer in the cannabis industry for nearly 2 decades and has been licensed under MMAR since 2003. He has built and managed numerous commercial growing facilities and managed in excess of 10,000 cannabis plants. In 2016 he retired as a master grower to focus on helping new entrants commercialize their operations.

Georges Routhier

Cannabis Advisor

25 years with Federal government, Health Canada, and various regulatory bodies. 12 years MMAR/MMPR/ACMPR full spectrum experience. High level knowledge in all areas of federal cannabis regulations and growing cannabis in large scale operations. George is the Master Gardener at CCMed and certified by Cornell University in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

Kimothy Walker

Media Advisor

Kimothy Walker is founder of Ottawa Media Group and has worked with organizations in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Kenya and Vietnam on communication strategies, media relations, multi-platform promotion and effective storytelling. For 25 years the award-winning journalist produced news stories for CTV and her own investigative documentary won international recognition. In 2014 she opened her public relations firm and the team specializes in large organizations making newsworthy changes. Kimothy has also won national and local awards in business and philanthropy.​