Experts who lead the way

Experts who lead the way

Our Board encompasses a wide range of experience including finance, healthcare services, medicine, cannabis, technology, investing and entrepreneurship.

This is further complemented by management team expertise in banking, real estate, construction, cannabis, accounting, compliance and government affairs.

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Hadley Ford

Hadley Ford
CEO and Director

Hadley Ford is a healthcare and technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience as both an operating executive, investor and investment banker. Mr. Ford has extensive experience in all operational facets of managing a large, world-class patient-centric healthcare operation. Prior to iAnthus, Mr. Ford was the co-founder and CEO of ProCure Treatment Centers, Inc., the world's leading developer and operator of full-service proton therapy centers for the treatment of cancer. Prior to ProCure, Mr. Ford spent sixteen years on Wall Street with Fidelity, First Boston, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, where he completed over 150 transactions worth over $50 billion for all size clients in multiple industries.

  • Wall Street executive and healthcare and technology industry veteran
  • Extensive operating experience
  • Entrepreneur, operating executive, investment banker
  • Over 150 transactions worth over $50 billion
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Randy Maslow

Randy Maslow
President and Director

Randy Maslow is a veteran tech industry attorney and entrepreneur, with more than 30 years' experience as a senior executive and General Counsel to rapidly growing companies in emerging industries. Mr. Maslow was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at one of the first online travel companies before joining the founding management team of the early nationwide internet service provider that became XO Communications, Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President for Business Development and General Counsel and as a board member. Mr. Maslow later co-founded Internet Gaming Entertainment U.S. ("IGE"), where he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and as a board member. IGE pioneered the currency exchange business for virtual assets in multi-player online games and became a leading worldwide publisher of multi-player computer game content, with 400 employees in the U.S. and Asia and over $100 million in annual revenue. Prior to entering the tech industry, Mr. Maslow was an attorney in private practice with Greenberg Traurig LLP in Florida, and previously with the Philadelphia law firms White and Williams LLP and Blank Rome LLP.

Mr. Maslow is a member of the Federal Policy Council of the National Cannabis Industry Association, the Board of Directors of the Cannabis Trade Federation, and the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association, as well as a member of the Massachusetts Responsible Regulation Alliance and the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association.

  • Nationally-recognized expert in federal and state cannabis regulatory law and public policy
  • Extensive cannabis industry expertise in political and governmental affairs
  • 30-year career as General Counsel to multiple successful internet and technology startups
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Elizabeth Stavola

Elizabeth Stavola
Chief Strategy Officer and Director

Beth Stavola is a leading cannabis entrepreneur. Former COO, President of US Operations, and Board Member of MPX Bioceutical Corporation. Also, founder of Health for Life, one of the most recognized cannabis brands in Arizona, which she took from inception to significant sales and cash flow in just five years. In addition, she is the founder of Melting Point Extracts (MPX), an award-winning maker of high quality cannabis concentrates.

In February 2016, Ms. Stavola launched CBD for Life, a company that produces highly innovative, natural and effective CBD-infused pain management and beauty products using 99% pure CBD extract. The product has met with rave reviews from prominent beauty publications and bloggers, as well as client testimonials.

Previously, Ms. Stavola worked on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company, rising to the position of senior vice president. She is actively involved in organizations that promote women in the cannabis industry and in 2014 was named as one of the leading medical cannabis entrepreneurs by Congresswoman Dina Titus, on the floor of the House of Representatives.

  • Entrepreneur and investment banker
  • Founder of leading cannabis brands Health for Life, MPX and CBD for Life
  • Institutional sales on Wall Street with Jefferies and Company
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Robert M. Whelan Jr.

Robert M. Whelan Jr.
Director

Robert M. Whelan Jr. has an extensive background as an advisor to, investor in and board member of emerging growth companies in the US and Canada. From 1976 until 2001, Mr. Whelan worked in the investment banking industry. In 1999, his company, Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, an investment banking, brokerage and asset management firm, was acquired by Prudential Securities, for which Mr. Whelan served as Vice Chairman of the global technology investment banking division until 2001. Mr. Whelan then formed Whelan & Co., a consulting firm which advises CEOs, boards and investors of emerging growth companies, on financing and strategic matters. During this time, Mr. Whelan served on several for-profit Boards of public and private companies and on the board of several non-profit organizations. In May 2011, Mr. Whelan joined the board of directors of Aspen Technology, Inc. (“Aspen”) and in early 2013, became Chairman of the board. Mr. Whelan also chairs Aspen’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and serves as member of the Compensation Committee. Prior to joining Aspen’s board, Mr. Whelan also served as a Director of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. between 2010 to 2014, serving as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, and Leerink Swann & Co. between 2002 and 2012, serving as member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Whelan holds an MBA from Stanford University, with a concentration in Finance and Accounting, and a BA in History from Dartmouth College.
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Michael P. Muldowney

Michael P. Muldowney
Director

Michael P. Muldowney is the Chief Executive Officer of Foxford Capital, a strategic and advisory firm he founded in 2012. Prior to this position, Mr. Muldowney most recently held the position of Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Gordon Brothers Group, an advisory, lending and investment from 2014 to 2018, serving on the four-person executive and investment committees. Under this role, Mr. Muldowney oversaw the Appraisal division, Finance, Corporate Development/Strategy, Human Capital, Information Technology and Facilities functions, and eventually led the successful majority investment in the company by Stone Point Capital in April 2018. Mr. Muldowney is currently a board member of Veritiv Corporation (“Veritiv”), a Fortune 500 company which is a business to business distributor of packaging, facility solutions, print and publishing products and services; and a provider of logistics and supply chain management solutions. Mr. Muldowney serves as Veritiv’s Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Governance Committees having previously served on the compensation and leadership development committee for 5 years. Mr. Muldowney is a former Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Accounting from St. Ambrose University.

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Diane M. Ellis

Diane M. Ellis
Director

Diane M. Ellis is a veteran business leader with 35 years of experience serving successful public, Fortune 500 and private equity companies in the consumer retail businesses. Ms. Ellis has held various leadership roles during this time, including President of the Chico’s Brand (“Chico’s”) from 2016 to 2018, where she led a $1.4B iconic retail brand with teams of 300+ in the corporate office and 10,000+ in the field, overseeing all aspects of the brand, merchandising, planning, allocation, digital, full price/outlet stores, and wholesale, while directing the Finance, HR and Marketing functions. Prior to her role at Chico’s, Ms. Ellis also served as CEO and President of The Limited from 2013 to 2016 and COO and President of Brooks Brothers from 2007 to 2013. Ms Ellis is currently as a board member of Stage Stores, Inc., previously serving as Chair of the Governance Committee and currently a member of the Governance Committee and Audit Committee.

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Mark Dowley

Mark Dowley
Director

Mark Dowley is a business and marketing strategist and currently the Chairman of Art and Science Partners, a strategic marketing consultancy firm he founded in 2008. As Chairman of Art and Science Partners, Mr. Dowley works with various C-Suite clients at Fortune 500 companies, primarily advising on strategic brand planning, creative strategy and execution, brand acceleration and M&A work. In addition to his role at Art and Science Partners, Mr. Dowley is also a Senior Advisor to the Chairman at MacAndrew & Forbes, LLC (“MacAndrew”). Prior to his roles at Art and Science Partners and MacAndrew, Mr. Dowley held various senior leadership positions, including partner at William Morris Endeavor and Chairman and CEO of IPSEG, a division of The Interpublic Group of Companies and Vice Chairman of McCann-Erickson WorldGroup. Mr. Dowley also has private board experience. Mr. Dowley is currently a trustee of the College of Wooster where he received a bachelor’s in business economics.

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Joy Chen

Joy Chen
Director

Joy Chen brings an extensive background in consumer goods, beauty, and health and wellness operations, having held senior leadership positions at several consumer companies including, Chairman and CEO of H2O+ Beauty and CEO of Yes To, Inc. As Chairman and CEO of H2O+ Beauty, Ms. Chen completed the turnaround of a global 30 year old premium skincare company, leading the company through substantial revenue growth and margin expansion. During this time, she made strategic shifts to its business model, which included transforming its retail and marketing strategy to online and digital. As CEO of Yes To, Inc., Ms. Chen led and scaled the company toward profitability, while significantly increasing revenue. Ms. Chen has served on various private company boards through her career and is currently a director for 18 Rabbits and Girls, Inc. Ms. Chen holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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