Vencanna’s executive team has exceptional experience in the capital markets with excellent transaction expertise, a large network for deal sourcing and early successful experiences in the cannabis sector
CEO & Director
25 years of experience in the financial services and investment banking industry having participated in over $12 billion in transactions; private and public equity issues, debt placements, M&A advisory services and restructuring assignments. Held senior positions at US and Canadian financial service firms, including President and CEO of Jennings Capital Inc. and Vice Chairman of Mackie Research. David has an B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics (Hons) from the University of Guelph and an MBA from The DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
Executive Chairman & CFO
18 diverse years of international investment, real estate, branding and business development experience. Founder and Managing Partner of Venexo Capital, a boutique private equity firm that raised in excess of $100 million in healthcare, hospitality and real estate. Venexo has been an early investor into the medical marijuana sector having placed over 20 investments. Currently sits on the Honorary Governor’s Council of the Vancouver Foundation, past Chairman of Hastings Crossing BIA and is an active public speaker at events such as the World Entrepreneur Forum. A Forty under 40 winner with a CPA and an MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business.
Vice President, Originations
10 years of global financial market and trading experience. Led Venexo Capitals cannabis efforts as Director of Healthcare placing private capital in over 20 cannabis investments. Previously Director of Trading at Auspice Capital, a quantitative and systematic investment fund. He oversaw trading operations in over 50 derivative markets managing over $2 billion in market exposure. Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Business majoring in Finance (Hons).