Develops, Produces and Markets Natural Health Products in North America and Europe Utilizing its Proprietary Direct-To-Consumer Platform

acquired e-commerce retailers with combined total sales of approximately $29,000,000* with an EBITDA of approximately 12.5%

Thoughtful Brands Inc. Management

Ryan Dean Hoggan

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Hoggan brings more than 18 years of leadership, global business development and entrepreneurship experience in the health equipment, medical devices and natural health products sectors. Early in his career, Ryan took on a leadership role in his family business, HOGGAN Health Industries, where he led operations, business development and marketing efforts. After identifying an untapped niche in the market, he founded Hoggan Medical where he went on to launch over 100 health, fitness and medical device products and negotiated contracts with big and small customers including the Mayo Clinic, Boeing, Daimler AG and the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA).

Joel Shacker


Mr. Shacker has worked extensively in the cannabis and finance space over the past six years and sat on the board of directors for the publicly trading cannabis lifestyle company Weekend Unlimited Inc. He has been in charge of leading the expansion into international cannabis markets and has overseen and developed operations from the ground up. He entered the cannabis space by founding a cannabis extraction company which specialized in licensing proprietary formulas to producers. Mr. Shacker holds an Honors Business Administration degree from Ivey Business School specializing in finance and has also served as Chief Operating Officer of CanPac Investment Corp and as an Associate at Stadnyk and Partners.

Clifford Starke


Mr. Starke is the Chairman of Hampstead Private Capital, a Bermuda based merchant bank focused on financing and advising small to mid-market, fast growth companies. Over the course of the last five years, Mr. Starke has focused on the cannabis sector and has acted as a founder, early stage shareholder, financier, advisor and director to multiple cannabis companies in sub-sectors ranging from genetics, cultivation, distribution, and e-commerce that have cumulatively generated over $3 billion dollars of market capitalization. Currently, Mr. Starke is the Chief Executive Officer of Franchise Cannabis Corp., a leading European focused pharmaceutical cannabis company with distribution networks across eighteen countries and the current market leader in Germany. Mr. Starke holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queen’s University.

Craig Marley

Master Grower

Craig has extensive experience cultivating cannabis for the medical market. He has served as head grower for one of Canada’s first Licensed Producers, Cannafarms. He was the Quality Assurance Officer for Cannafarms, and was responsible for; the design, construction and operations of their large scale cultivation operations, as well as navigating the complicated compliance regulations of Health Canada. He has also developed proprietary genetics of over 100 strains.

Chad Clelland


In 2009, Mr. Clelland purchased which became an information portal for thousands of patients, doctors and growers. Through this company he and his team have helped thousands of Canadians find legal, safe medication. The team has also consulted, designed and submitted dozens of applications to the government under the MMPR, ACMPR and Cannabis Act. In 2011, Mr. Clelland co-founded Greenleaf Medical Clinic. It is now recognized as a training facility by the University of British Columbia and offers preceptorships to physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. He also co-founded Folium Life Science in 2013, an approved Canadian Licensed Producer. His roles in the organization have included Chief Operating Officer, head of security, alternate master grower and alternate responsible person in charge.

Bradley C. Smith


Mr. Smith is Vice President of Hampstead Private Capital, a merchant bank focused on small to mid-cap, early stage, fast growth companies. Brad leads the media and technology group as well as public relations at Hampstead Private Capital.
Brad has appeared on some of Canada's largest television shows including Chopped Canada, Breakfast Television, and the Bachelor Canada. He currently hosts The Big Bake on Food Network USA & Food Network Canada and owns two restaurants in Toronto. He played six years as a Professional Football player in the Canadian Football League. Brad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen's University.

Geoff Balderson

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Balderson has over 17 years of capital market experience. Mr. Balderson is the President of Flow Capital Corp. a private consulting company that advises public companies in a multitude of industries. Mr. Balderson is also the president of Harmony Corporate Services Ltd., and leads a team that provide bookkeeping, accounting, filing and corporate secretarial services to publicly listed companies. Mr. Balderson is an officer and director of other TSX Venture listed companies. Mr. Balderson is a former Investment Advisor with two Canadian Securities dealers, and a graduate of the University of British Columbia. ​

Prof. Dr. Markus Backmund

Director of Research for Opiate Treatment Research

Prof. Dr. Backmund is a Medical Doctor and specialist in infectious disease, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and addiction. Prof. Dr. Backmund holds professorship at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, is the Founder and co-Editor of "Suchtmedizin" - the specialist Addiction Medicine Journal - and is the fifth-time Chairman of the Board of the German Society for Addiction Medicine (DGS eV). In February of 2020, Prof. Dr. Backmund became the President of the umbrella organization of the German Addiction Society. Prof. Dr. Backmund also founded and operates the private clinic Praxiszentrum im Tal, an in-patient recovery center in Starnberg, Germany, located south of Munich.

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