James Williams, VP of Corporate Development: Mr. Williams is a corporate finance and business development specialist who has spent the previous three years focused on driving corporate M&A and revenue opportunities within the regulated cannabis eco-system. Most recently, Mr. Williams was the Founder of Cannabis Manufacturers Guild in January 2020, a business solutions trade association for the cannabis space and has built an extensive network in the global cannabis industry. Prior to that, he worked with WeedMD Rx as Director of Capital Markets and Business Development focusing on capital raising and M&A analysis from April 2019 to January 2020. Before entering the corporate cannabis space, Mr. Williams specialized in cannabis securities at Laurentian Bank and has worked in investment banking for 10 years including time at Barclays Securities (Jul 2011 – Aug 2014) and UBS Investment Bank (Sept 2014 – Nov 2016). Mr. Williams graduated with a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a Minor in Economics in August 2011. In 2013, Mr. Williams completed his Certified Market Technician certification to become a CMT.