A serial entrepreneur, Darren is the past President of Granville Island Coffee, his most recent venture and a company he built within 5 years from a small artisan roaster to a national brand.
He is the innovative mind behind the revolutionary pod. His expertise, dedication and pioneering ideas are the backbone of our organization.
Len Clough began his career at RBC Dominion Securities in 1998 and spent 13 years in investment management. In 2013, he founded Toro Pacific Management Inc, a capital markets advisory firm focusing on high growth, early stage companies looking to access the Canadian capital markets. Mr. Clough has extensive public company management experience and has worked in senior management roles including CEO and as a Director of several companies. Toro Pacific Management Inc. has an extensive financial network and has been directly involved in capital formation exceeding CAD $100m in aggregate across various sectors.
Jason has been working in the natural foods sector for over 25 years. He has spent the last 13 as Production Manager for Ethical Bean Coffee Co., one of the leading Fair Trade Organic coffee brands in Canada. Jason successfully managed production, supply chain and logistics. He successfully grew the company from a start-up serving ten accounts to providing products for thousands of accounts across Canada, the US and Japan including such retailers as Loblaws, Kroger and Costco. In addition he managed a variety of projects, from developing a private label coffee line for Amazon to overseeing a complete replacement of Ethical Beans roasting equipment. Working with the quality team, he helped to develop blends and ensured flavour profiles remained consistent over time. He also provided day to day management of Ethical Bean’s single serve co-packers. As part of the management team, he played an important role in Ethical Bean’s sale in 2018 to KraftHeinz and helped manage the transition for Kraft after the sale was completed. He has a comprehensive background in food safety and is very experienced in managing third-party certification programs such as Organic certification, Kosher certification and HACCP. Jason will be an integral part of the G-Pak team as we ramp up towards commercialization.
Anthony holds 20 years of experience in marketing, strategy and business development. In 2007, pursuing his passion for natural health and sustainability, he joined Vega in its infancy as Vice President of Marketing. There he built a strong 50- member team that developed a leading marketing program overseeing consumer, trade, PR, creative and digital marketing. He played a key role in building an internationally recognized premium brand while seeing revenue grow from $3.5M
in 2007 to $200M in 2015. Anthony received a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and American University and
an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.
John spent 25 years with Sysco Food Service learning everything about the food, packaging and service needs of restaurants, institutions and Executive Vice President. He then joined Tim Hortons for seven years as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain where he learned all things
Rob has 25+ years as an investor and advisor to technology and growth related companies. He is currently a Director of HempTown USA, an Advisor to G-PAK, and Altus Capital Partners. Rob has backed several leading companies in the areas of digital payments, Blockchain, Food tech/sustainability, and VR XR.
For 25 years, Mark has been involved in both real estate and technology as CEO of Discovery Parks and Discovery Foundation in Vancouver. The Discovery Group created two million square feet of l abs, offices and space to support and grow early stage technology companies. In addition, Mark was founding director and eventually Chairman of the Board of Covenant House Vancouver, a director of the Vancouver Economic Commission and the Vancouver Aquarium and is on the Board of the BC Business Council.