Founder and former CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation
Board of Directors, MindMed
Chairman of Advisory Board and Investor, Red Light
Founder & former Chairman, CEO, and Co-CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) formerly Tweed Marijuana Incorporated, a cannabis company based in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada. Bruce founded Tweed in 2013 and renamed it Canopy Growth Corporation in 2015. Canopy Growth Corporation was the first cannabis company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX-V in April 2014 and TSX in July 2016) and to be included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX composite index in March 2017). Bruce co-founded Canopy Rivers in 2017 and Canopy Health Innovations in 2018. Bruce’s founding idea grew to a TSX-V listed start-up company with an $80 million market cap to an NYSE/TSX listed company (S&P/TSX60) including more than 30 M&A activities, ranking number one on the TSX30 with a market cap of over $20 billion by the summer of 2019.
Bruce’s experience as a founder, CEO, and Board Member across a diversity of sectors was a huge influence for the success of Canopy Growth Corporation. Earning market support for 16 rounds of financing of over $6 billion in public capital markets and private placements, the company funded capacity growth and opened new markets, including a $5 billion CAD investment by Fortune 500 beverage company, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ).
Bruce is co-founder and was chairman and CEO of Canopy Rivers, Inc. (TSX:RIV) and canopy health innovations Inc.
Career and Leadership
Notably, throughout his career, Bruce has been responsible for the acquisition and/or disposition of nearly $4 billion in business assets and has established regular engagement with the World Bank and Asia development Bank as well as companies listing with NYSE, NASDAQ, TSX, and TSX-V. Bruce has overseen over 35 acquisitions in 6 countries.
Currently, he holds the positions of: Chairman and CEO of Collective Growth Corporation, Executive Chairman for Gage Cannabis Co., Co-Chairman for Martello Technologies Group and Co-founder of Ruckify. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board for Red Light Holland Corp., Non-Executive Chairman of Oskare Capital, Director with MindMed and the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and an active investor with Slang Worldwide Inc., and OG DNA Genetics Inc.
Beginning his journey at Newbridge Networks Corporation, Bruce went on to be part of the establishing team at Crosskeys Systems Corporation, of which he was a key member for the NASDAQ/TSX IPO. He was GM and Re- Founder of Computerland.ca, co-founder of Webhancer Corp.
Bruce has acted as CEO and Director at Clearford Water Systems, Inc., Past Chairman of the Ottawa Community Loan Foundation, past Board Member and Treasurer of Canada World Youth, past Member of the Board of Governors for Carleton University.