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INDUSTRY PLAYERS
Patrick
O'Boyle
Totzke has been with RIV Capital
since June 2022 and will continue
to focus on building the company's
New York state cultivation, retail
and sales operations, among other
management duties previously
performed by Sims, who also
resigned from the company's board
of directors.
Pursuant to its investor rights
agreement with RIV Capital, The
Hawthorne Collective is entitled to
fill the board seat and has initiated
a selection process.
RIV Capital also announced that
Dama Financial Announces
New CEO Appointment
San Bruno, California-based Dama
Financial, a provider of banking
and payment solutions for the
cannabis industry, announced the
appointment of Patrick O'Boyle
as CEO.
O'Boyle has more than 30 years
of experience in the payments and
financial services industry, most
recently serving as senior vice president
of the banking partner division
at Talus Pay. He also was a founding
partner of MSP Consulting and a
former partner with Accenture.
O'Boyle will be responsible for
Dama Financial's strategic direction,
growth initiatives and new products
to serve the cannabis industry.
RIV Capital Changes
Executive Team
Cannabis investment firm
RIV Capital announced that
President and CEO Mark Sims
departed the company.
The board of directors appointed
Chief Operating Officer Mike
Totzke as interim CEO and
will search for a permanent
replacement.
Kathy
Mahoney
Village Farms Appoints
CPG Expert to Board
Vancouver, British Columbiabased
Village Farms International
announced the appointment of
Kathy Mahoney as an independent
member of its board of directors.
Most recently, Mahoney served
for more than 15 years in executivelevel
operational and legal positions
the board is establishing a Strategic
Growth Committee, which will be
chaired by Hawthorne President
Chris Hagedorn. The committee
will include board members Dawn
Sweeney, Amy Peckham and
Richard Mavrinac.
with SpartanNash Co., culminating
in her role as executive vice
president and chief legal officer, as
well as twice serving as the interim
chief human resources officer.
She also served as a member
of the board of managers of
SpartanNash's joint venture, Fresh
City Market, from 2013 until 2021.
Before her tenure with
SpartanNash, Mahoney practiced
law for more than 20 years, serving
as managing partner at Larson King
and partner at Oppenheimer Wolff
& Donnelly. She began practicing
law as special assistant attorney
general in Minnesota.
High Tide Splits With CFO
Calgary, Alberta-based cannabis
firm High Tide and Chief Financial
Officer Rahim Kanji mutually
agreed to part ways, according to a
news release.
High Tide appointed Sergio
Patino as interim CFO, effective
Feb. 28. Patino joined the Canadian
company last year as a financial
consultant.
Longtime Oregon Cannabis
Regulator Resigns
Steve Marks resigned as director
of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis
Commission, which he had led since
2013.
According to the Associated Press,
Marks' resignation came after an
investigation showed he and other
members of the agency had used
their positions to procure rare,
expensive bottles of bourbon for
themselves and lawmakers.
" Gov. (Tina) Kotek has requested
that I resign from my position as
executive director of the Oregon
Liquor and Cannabis Commission, "
Marks wrote in his resignation
letter. " Because I believe that the
governor is entitled to have her
own management team, I will honor
that request. "
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