Award Winning Plant-Based Comfort Food Company

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Boosh Plant-Based Brands Inc. Management

Connie Marples


Connie is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with an emphasis in the food and beverage industry. Connie has held several senior management positions in sales, promotions, marketing and fine dining. In 2003 Connie opened Vintropolis, a Vancouver based wine bar and bistro/VQA Wine Store and in 2005 Vintropolis received the coveted position of being on the list of Condé Nast Traveller´s Best New Restaurants in the World. Connie also launched Okanagan Experience, an Entertainment style fundraising coupon book in Kelowna which was later sold to "Entertainment Book". As a sales representative Connie helped launched New York Seltzer, oversaw corporate travel accounts such as the Vancouver Canucks, as well as managed grocery vendor programs and promotional departments at numerous large grocery retailers and radio stations. In the fall of 2020, Connie won the 2020 BC Food & Beverage Rising Star Award for her development and expansion of Boosh Food. She has expanded Boosh Food into a nationally recognized plant-based food brand in Canada where Boosh can be found in over 150 major food retail stores and independent grocers.

Jim Pakulis


Jim has over three decades of experience working with public and private entrepreneurial companies in a variety of emerging sectors. He is former founder, CEO and chairman of TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN), which through his initiative and execution acquired one of the largest vertically integrated canabbis focused facilities in California. Jim has been in senior management positions for numerous publicly traded entities including CEO and Chairman of General Canabbis, Inc. which from 2010 to 2012 wholly owned Weedmaps. Jim oversaw the growth of General Cannabis from zero to over $16-million in annual revenue. Mr. Pakulins is a skilled leader, negotiator and consensus builder.

Maria Hussaini


Maria is a Chartered Professional Accountant with sound financial reporting, assurance, and tax experience obtained from various roles in public accounting firms. In addition to being CFO of Boosh, she is a Financial Reporting Manager at an accounting advisory practice where she works closely with various publicly traded companies in several industries.

Jim Kavanagh


Jim has approximately thirty years in the food and grocery industry. His expertise includes in-store retail management, category management and brand management. In May 2014 he founded Brandseed Marketing Inc., which specializes in assisting growing enterprises in the food industry expand their distribution and store presence. Jim has held positions including Director of Marketing for Tree of Life Canada, Senior Category Manager for Metro Inc., and Senior National Buyer for Hudson's Bay.

Ali Samei


Ali is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in food processing operations. He has a proven track record of expanding organizations, developing opportunities, and delivering goal-oriented results. His expertise in the food industry includes plant-based products, beverage, dairy, cereals, and snacks. Ali holds a bachelor's degree in food technology and an MBA in managerial leadership. He is currently the president of Wiseop Business Partners (a Vancouver based leading consulting firm in food processing operations), advisor to Plenty & Grace Food Hub, and Senior Advisor to Boosh Plant-Based Brands, Inc.

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