David Farquharson, CEO
David has been involved in the investment business for over 20 years. He started in research, focusing his attention on junior oil & gas companies, and recognizing undervalued high growth companies. In 2002, David moved into Investment Banking, raising capital for micro-cap companies in the energy industry. In 2006, he became a partner and owner of D and D Securities Inc. Over the past 16 years, he has been raising capital for mining, oil and gas, and alternative energy companies. His focus has been on venture and early stage companies. | LinkedIn
Gregory Dobbin, COO
Greg Dobbin comes to 4C Labs from the film Industry where he has worked in film production for the past 20 years. Greg has worked on projects all around the globe including Latin & South America, experience that will serve 4C Labs well as we ramp up operations in Colombia. Greg has a BBA with a minor in Economics from Bishop’s University. | LinkedIn
R. COL. T. Jorge Aemando Fajardo, Chief Security Director
Colonel Jorge Armando Fajardo has spent 23 years in the Colombian Army as a military pilot and director of logistics for the financial branch of the Military managing the distribution of operational funds to each Military base and military contracts with foreign aid for buying aircraft and equipment. The experience and knowledge he brings to 4C Labs will ensure investor security and success in Colombia.
Dr. Steven Bennett, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. Bennett has over 20 years of research experience in multiple neurological disorders, opiate receptors, and pain, as well as melanoma and other cancers. His expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and animal models of human disease, combined with a “bench to clinic“ mindset towards research and the mechanisms surrounding the interaction of drugs within the body.
Over the past 5 years, Dr. Bennett has shifted his focus towards the cannabis industry and cannabis research.
The development of an effective transdermal cannabinoid patch in 2014 lead to the launch of Prescott Logic, LLC. in Denver, Colorado. As the Scientific Director of Evolab, also in Denver, he focused comprehensively on cannabis processing, including extraction, distillation, and preparative chromatography to achieve total deconstruction of the plant at virtually any scale. He joined the Maricann Group out of Toronto as Chief Scientific Officer early in 2017 to further their processing capacity and continue the development of medical cannabis products. More recently, he incorporated Prescott Logic Technologies, Ltd. in British Columbia. His personal interest lies in the “mindful reconstruction“ of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other cannabis-derived bioactives in order to advance the scientific knowledge of cannabis as a validated therapeutic alternative. | LinkedIn
John B. Aird, Board Member
Mr. Aird is a career entrepreneur and has been working in the Canadian medical cannabis industry since its infancy.
He has played an instrumental role in creating significant shareholder value for his clients. Since 2014, Mr. Aird has successfully assisted numerous applicants to become Licensed Producers under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations. Mr. Aird is a former Director of the Canadian Cannabis Association (CCA), and ARA – Avanti Rx Analytics, one of the only Canadian GMP- certified cannabis laboratory. Mr. Aird is the co-founder of Olli Brands Inc., a cannabis infused tea and edibles company operating in Canada. Aird has a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Trinity College in 2003. | LinkedIn
Sean Charland, Board Member
Mr. Charland is a seasoned communications professional with experience in raising capital and marketing resource exploration companies. He has helped raise a significant amount of capital for a variety of listed venture and private companies in mineral exploration and mining, technological and health sectors while the majority of the focus is on mineral exploration and mining. His large network of contacts within the financial community extends across North America and Europe. Mr. Charland is currently a Director of Zimtu Capital Corp. They’re a publicly held investment issuer and company builder focusing on private and small-cap resource companies. He is also a Director of Eyecarrot Innovations Corp. and Arctic Star Exploration Corp. | LinkedIn
Paul Fornazzari, Advisory Board Member
Paul is a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto and head of the Latin America practice group. He previously co-founded various resource companies, including Lithium Americas Corp. (former Chairperson) and Neo Lithium Corp. Paul has significant experience and contacts throughout Latin America. | LinkedIn