BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Klein – Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Klein received his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Boston University Law School and a Master’s Degree in tax law from New York University Law School. He received his Bachelor of Science in business from the State University of New York in Albany. Mr. Klein is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Core Holdings, which owns and operates hotels and event spaces, and provides seed capital to hedge funds, venture capital funds, and private equity funds. Previously, Mr. Klein was an attorney at Skadden Arps, and Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Tom Flow – Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Flow is globally recognized for his cannabis thought leadership and expertise in building and operating cannabis cultivation facilities. Mr. Flow was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at MedReleaf from January 2013-April 2015. Mr. Flow sits on the board and advisory committees of several cannabis-related companies.
Vinay Tolia – Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Tolia attended the University of Michigan where he obtained a BA in economics and BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering. Prior to his role with Flowr, Mr. Tolia was the managing member of Bengal Capital Trading LLC, a derivatives trading firm with a focus on listed equity options, and previously held roles with investment banking firms Peter J. Solomon Company and hedge fund Midtown Capital.
Dr. Lyle Oberg – Executive Director and Chief Policy and Medical Officer
Dr. Oberg received his MD degree from the University of Alberta in 1983. Dr. Oberg was a member of the Alberta Legislature from 1993 to 2008, and was the former Alberta Minister of Finance. Dr. Oberg was also formerly a medical doctor practising in Alberta.
David Miller – Director
Mr. Miller studied accounting at The Wharton School of Business and received his law degree from Duke University. Over the past five years, Mr. Miller has been the Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Apple Core Holdings, which owns and operates hotels and event spaces, and provides seed capital to hedge funds, venture capital funds, and private equity funds.
Rishi Shah – Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair
Mr. Shah is Chairman and Managing Director of JumpStart Ventures. Previous to Jumpstart Ventures, in 2006 Mr. Shah founded Outcome Health and acted as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company which worked to improve health outcomes by serving actionable health information to chronic disease patients at the point of care. In addition to his work at Jumpstart Ventures, Mr. Shah serves on the Board of Directors of many civic organizations including Young Presidents Organization (YPO), 1871, and MATTER, a community of healthcare innovators and incubator for ideas. Mr. Shah also serves as a mentor for numerous technology start-up accelerator/incubator programs including TechStars Chicago, HealthBox and Blueprint Health in New York City. Mr. Shah has had direct oversight over compensation related matters in many of these organizations where he has made compensation recommendations to the board or served on a compensation committee.