We're a team of skilled professionals with a history of success.
We are visionaries, brand builders, category experts, and smooth operators. And above all, we share a passion for the business of cannabis and are completely invested in its potential.
Darren Bondar, MBA
President & CEO
Cecil Horwitz , RAc, DAc, CH, FABORM
Jeremy Lee, CPA
National Real Estate Director & Ontario Regional Manager
Christine Smith, M.mgmt
Manager of Marketing & Communications
Debbie Jager, CPHR
Human Resources Manager
Southern Alberta Regional/Construction Manager
BC Regional Manager
National Training and Retail Manager
Board of Directors
Darren Bondar, President & CEO and Director
Trailblazer. Creator. Collaborator. Founder. Darren is the President and CEO of Inner Spirit Holdings Ltd. and the company is led by his strategic planning, determination and creativity - not just for thinking outside the box, but for creating a whole new box! With an uncanny knack for surrounding himself with the best and the brightest, Darren has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years experience driving sales growth in both the retail and franchise industries. Prior to Inner Spirit Holdings, Darren founded WATCH IT! in 1999 which ballooned across Canada. He has been recognized with multiple industry awards including numerous Canadian franchise awards of excellence, The Alberta School of Business retail awards, Top Watch retailer award and a Top 40 under 40. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Ontario University and his MBA from the University of Alberta.
David B. Margolus, Director
Counsel to, and former Managing Partner of Witten LLP, David served on the boards of the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority and TSX-listed Liquor Stores N.A. Ltd., PowerComm Inc. and the XS Cargo Income Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Law Degree from the University of Alberta, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Jeff Tung. CFA
Jeff is CFO & COO of Auxly Cannabis Group, Canada’s leading cannabis investment company. Prior to joining Auxly, Jeff was the co-founder of CPS Management Partners, where he led the acquisition of multiple businesses in the insurance administration industry. Jeff has managed more than USD $3 billion of deals in the Telecom, Banking, Insurance and Technology industries. Jeff holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, graduating at the top of his class as well as a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from UBC.
Larry Wosk, Director
Larry has been lecturing at the Sauder School of Business at UBC for over 15 years. His areas of concentration are strategic management, international business, real estate, and marketing. Larry commenced his teaching career after working for over 27 years in senior management and as President and Chief Executive Officer in several industries including, retailing, real estate development, hospitality and consulting. During that time, he ran several companies, the largest of which had over 1,000 employees.
Christopher Gulka, CFO and Director
Christopher sits on our Board of Directors and works for our company as Chief Financial Officer. Christopher is a CPA and CFA with over 26 years of business experience. He has sat as President of Working Capital Corporation since 1999 and is a former financial analyst at the Alberta Securities Commission. In addition, Christopher founded, and was the CFO and director of Passport Energy Ltd., and the CFO of Rochester Energy Corp. Christopher brings meticulous attention to detail, a high level of oversight and a thorough understanding of IFRS to ensure accurate financial reporting.
Craig Steinberg, Director
Craig has over 10 years of experience as a private mortgage banker and corporate counsel to a private lender, and was most recently a partner in Miller Thomson LLP's banking and real estate group. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association and Real Estate Council of Alberta. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queens University, Bachelor of Laws from Western University and a CSA/PDO from the Canadian Securities Institue.
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