Mathew is an experienced consultant and project manager who spent nearly 15 years with TDL Group Ltd. (Tim Horton’s) managing logistics and purchasing, often spending over $1Million a day procuring everything needed for the construction of new stores across the country.
In 2016 Mathew transitioned into the cannabis industry joining David Hyde & Associates, one of the most successful cannabis security consulting firms in Canada, as the Lead Project Coordinator. Involved in projects from the boardroom to pre-construction site meetings to completed site audits, Mathew has gained insight and knowledge of all aspects of the heavily regulated cannabis licensing system.
With experience in business planning, security, site and floor plan development, and compliance Mathew has a keen ability to spot potential issues at all stages of the application process. He helps Vindica clients manage their application, from building a successful business plan to brokering acquisitions and due diligence. Mathew is also the Instructor for the Mount Royal University, Plant Production and Facility Management where students learn the fundamentals of how to design and optimize the environment for commercial-scale cannabis production within the scope of Health Canada's strict regulations.
Nav has been serving the cannabis industry as a trusted lawyer for several years. His work has involved going public transactions, M&A, capital raises, and corporate and securities compliance for public and private companies. With an extensive background in corporate and securities law, serving highly regulated industries including mining, oil and gas and fintech sectors, Nav’s expertise are invaluable to the Vindica team.
Working with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to multi-nationals, Nav understands the level of commitment and passion required to build a business in a novel, and constantly evolving industry. His experience working in multiple jurisdictions from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Ontario at the county/municipal to state/provincial and Canadian federal level gives Nav has a deep understanding of how to artfully operate within the strict legal guidelines. Nav enjoys providing guidance and compliance insight to Vindica clients, arming them with the information they need to stay nimble and flexible. He also has an interest in hemp and hemp farming, and has assisted with respect to the licensing, construction, and maintenance of a CBD focused hemp farm, and currently sits on the advisory committee of the Michnener Institute of Education at the University Health Network.
Dhanbir is a Toronto-based corporate lawyer who began his legal career with a prominent Toronto law firm before starting his own practice. Dhanbir has experience in commercial litigation and corporate transactional work placing him a unique position to assist Vindica clients with strategy and risk management.
Dhanbir has experience ranging from assisting out of the gate startups to multi-national corporations which allows him to cater advice specifically to his clients' needs. Prior to working in the cannabis industry, Dhanbir served legal clients in a variety of industries including, cannabis, mining and resources, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, blockchain technology and manufacturing companies. Dhanbir has also been involved in the due diligence and review of licence applications with respect to Health Canada and the provincial regimes, and is often called upon to assist with corporate directives and navigate regulatory and compliance based issues.