Clever Leaves

A vertically integrated, global cannabis company

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Clever Leaves

sustainable, high-efficiency, large-scale cultivation and extraction of cannabinoids

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Clever Leaves

producer of pharmaceutical and consumer cannabis brands

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Clever Leaves

ABOUT US

Clever Leaves is a global cannabis company operating in compliance with federal and state laws, with an emphasis on ecologically sustainable, large-scale cultivation and processing as the cornerstone of building out distribution and brands. With offices in Canada, Colombia, Germany, Portugal and United States; Clever Leaves helps the partners in its ecosystem grow rapidly and contribute value to the global community.

Genetics

Diverse strain portfolio and unique breeding capabilities​

Cultivation

Sustainable, high-efficiency and large-scale to meet rapidly growing global demand

Extraction

Industrial, high-efficiency extraction and product formulation

Research & development

Scientific-Based Innovative Products and Processes

Wholesale & Distribution

Global provider of isolate, full spectrum, and white label products

Brands

Recognizable and trusted medical and consumer brands

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

KYLE DETWILER

Chief Executive Officer

ANDRÉS FAJARDO

President

AMIT PANDEY

Vice President of Finance

JULIÁN WILCHES

Chief Regulatory Officer

DAVID M. KASTIN

General Counsel and

Corporate Secretary

GUSTAVO ESCOBAR

Chief Innovation Officer

 

ANDREW MILLER

Global Head of B2B Sales

 

Our mission is to be the industry leading global cannabis company recognized for our principles, people, and performance while fostering a healthier global community.

our values

Cultivate Mojo. Create Value. Change Lives.

WHAT WE DO

Clever Leaves is dedicated to the innovation, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical grade cannabis. By partnering with local governments and regulators around the world, we are building the pathways of a legal and fully global medical cannabis ecosystem.  We believe in the power of medical cannabis and are dedicated to advancing this cause for our patients and helping improve their quality of life.

IQANNA is Clever Leaves’ pharmaceutical division, IQANNA is focused on the research, cultivation, extraction, processing, and distribution of medicinal cannabis. With cultivation and GMP extraction facilities in Colombia and a secondary site under development in Portugal, we are currently developing our first suite of medical products for initial distribution through German pharmacies in 2020.

Our consumer brands division is focused around creating and distributing best in class products around the world.  Clever Leaves is utilizing our global cannabinoid production and distribution capabilities to take advantage of the growing popularity of hemp derived CBD products.  With opportunities in the wellness, lifestyle and beauty segments we believe consumers will aggregate towards brands that can control and trace the entire product’s supply chain, giving Clever Leaves a real advantage. We are building out a global branded portfolio both through acquisition as well as internal brand development. 

HERBAL BRANDS INC. is an Arizona based manufacturer and distributor of health and wellness products. The HERBAL BRANDS portfolio includes a number of nutraceutical and beverage brands that sell in over 10,000 retail locations across the United States.

Clever Leave’s large scale cultivation and extraction facilities have allowed us to become a large wholesale supplier of cannabinoids to companies around the world.  Our GMP certified extracted products are available in multiple forms, including raw material formats such as: crude oils, distillates and isolates, as well as, finished products through our white label manufacturing capabilities.

Clever Leave’s high scale cultivation and extraction facilities has allowed the company to become a large wholesale supplier of cannabinoids to companies

In the rapidly evolving global cannabis marketplace, Clever Leaves believes in partnering and investing in best in class companies, and has made a number of strategic investments which help enable our global vision. Clever Leave’s investment professionals have collectively invested in excess of $3b of capital at leading investment institutions and have a track record in navigating and executing in complex, regulated and evolving marketplace environments.

CANSATIVA is a Frankfurt based certified importer and distributor of medical cannabis products throughout Germany. Our investment in CANSATIVA enables access and distribution of IQANNA products throughout the German medical marketplace

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT

Clever Leaves is a Global Company with offices in Canada, Colombia, Germany, Portugal and United States. We have raised $100 million of capital and are focused on new development projects, leveraging best practices from other industries to build sophisticated, EuGMP cannabis assets.

CONTACT US

ANDREW MILLER

Global Head of B2B Sales

Andrew is Global Head of B2B Sales for Clever Leaves. Andrew has more than 20+ years experience advising executives and companies on accelerating financial and operational growth in industries such as Cannabis, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Banking and Not-for-profit organizations. Before joining Clever Leaves, Andrew advised more than 100 companies around the world, including 3M, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Philips, Becton Dickinson, and the YMCA on developing and implementing successful growth strategies.Miller has written two commercially published books as a key player in operational excellence: “Redefining Operational Excellence” (AMACOM, 2014), and “The Unified Theory of Profitability” (Business Expert Press, 2016).

For business inquiries, please contact Andrew at andrew.miller@cleverleaves.com

DAVID M. KASTIN

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

David M. Kastin is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Clever Leaves where he leads the company’s global legal and compliance function. David joins Clever Leaves from The Vitamin Shoppe, a omni-channel specialty retailer, where he served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. David has more than 25 years' experience and a proven track record of success in the legal profession with experience in representing companies in all facets of their business.  Previously, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., a leading owner and operator of health and fitness clubs in the Northeast, United States, Deputy General Counsel at Toys "R" Us, Inc., and worked at several prominent New York law firms, including Bryan Cave LLP.  He began his career as Staff Attorney in the Northeast Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

David graduated from The George Washington University, in Washington, D. C. with a degree in Finance and graduated from The Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law, with a J.D. degree and is a member of the New York and New Jersey bar.

GUSTAVO ESCOBAR

CIO - Chief Innovation Officer

Gustavo is the Chief Innovation Officer for Clever Leaves. He is in charge of designing and implementing the company’s innovation projects aiming to create tangible differentiation in the market through a high impact business model. Gustavo is founding member of Asocolcanna (Colombian Association of Cannabis Industry) and President of the Board of Directors. From the beginning of the company, he was responsible of the initial building process of Cleve Leaves setting the base operational footprint in Colombia, the first products and genetics developments, and the innovation culture as well, positioned as one of the most recognized experts in multiple cannabis topics. Prior to Clever Leaves he was a Founding Partner at Mojo Ventures, a unique early-stage company builder focusing on working with start-ups and small companies to achieve unprecedented growth and profitability. For more than 12 years he had significant experience working for IQ Outsourcing – Grupo Sanford – in executive management, international expansion and technical positions mainly in the healthcare and telecommunications BPO sectors. Gustavo has a Master’s in Business Administration from Los Andes University and a B.E. of Information Technology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.

ANDRÉS FAJARDO

President

Andres is President and COO at Clever Leaves. He has led the development of its first 15 Hectares of GACP certified cultivation facilities, the design and construction of a GMP certified extraction and formulation plant, and the development of a robust pipeline of clients and brands. Prior to Clever Leaves, Andres was a Founding Partner of Mojo Ventures, a unique late-stage company builder focused on working with startups and small companies to achieve unprecedented growth and profitability.  Before being an entrepreneur, Andres was President/CEO at IQ Outsourcing, a leading Colombian Business Process Outsourcing Firm that is part of the Sanford Group of Companies. Prior to joining IQ, Andres was a Principal Member at Booz & Company, a management consulting firm, based in Mexico City. Sponsored by Booz Allen in recognition of the performance during the three previous years working with the firm, Andres obtained an MBA at HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL. He is B.S. Industrial Engineering and B.S. Economics from Los Andes University in Colombia of which he graduated with honors (top 3% of the class).

KYLE DETWILER

CEO - Chief Executive Officer

Kyle Detwiler is CEO of Clever Leaves. Prior to the integration of Northern Swan and Clever Leaves in 2019, Detwiler served as CEO and co-founder of Northern Swan Holdings as well as co-founded Silver Swan Capital, an investment firm focused on niche and underfollowed sectors. He was also a Principal at The Blackstone Group, a leading alternative investment manager with $472 billion in assets under management. As an early member of the Tactical Opportunities Fund, Detwiler was involved in the management and served as a board member of seven investments with roughly $1 billion of Blackstone capital. Detwiler was previously a member of the private equity practice at KKR, focusing on transactions in the oil and gas, energy, natural resource and health care sectors. He began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Detwiler graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School and cum laude from Princeton University.

JULIÁN WILCHES

CRO - Chief Regulatory Officer

Julian is Clever Leaves’ Chief Regulatory Officer. In this position Julian is in charge of structuring and maintaining the company’s relationship strategies and policies with different stakeholders of interest, including governments, regulators and communities. Julián acted as Director of Drug Policy for the Colombian Ministry of Justice and Law (2011-2014) and was Advisor on the Presidential Programme against Illicit Crops (2005-2007). He was also the Deputy Director of Interinstitutional Articulation at the Attorney General’s Office (June 2014-Dec 2015). Additionally, Julian served as a Consultant and Advisor to the Ministry of Culture (2003-2005), the Colombian Institute for Rural Development – Incoder, and the “Coordination of the Culture of Law” Project – NSIC (2007-2008). Julian has a B.A. in Political Science from Los Andes University (Bogotá, Colombia) and a Master’s in journalism from Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid, Spain).

AMIT PANDEY

Vice President of Finance

Amit is the Vice President of Finance at Clever Leaves and an experienced finance executive with progressive experience in both public and private companies. Previously, Amit was the CFO for PayCommerce, a private-equity backed global technology company where he navigated a successful divesture for two of the business units. Prior to PayCommerce, he was the Director, Accounting & Tax, for William Grant & Sons, a global premium liquor distilling and distribution company, where he helped turn-around the accounting department and was selected as part of the Growing Leadership Program. Additionally, Amit has worked at companies such as AIG, LS Power Development, and Deloitte. Amit is a licensed CPA in the State of New York with an undergraduate degree in accounting from Rutgers Business School along with a master's degree from Saint Peter’s University.