Executive Leadership

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 

Vencanna Team

David McGorman

CEO & Director

Mr. McGorman, a co-founder of Vencanna, brings a remarkable 25 years of experience from the financial industry. He has provided years of M&A and corporate structuring advice to clients, as well as leading their critical equity and debt placements. Mr. McGorman has held senior positions at prominent U.S. and Canadian financial institution, which has included The Chase Manhattan Bank, Raymond James Ltd., as well as serving as the CEO of Jennings Capital Inc. and Vice-Chairman at Research Capital Corp. Mr. McGorman is an alumnus of the University of Guelph, holding a Hon’s B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, and earned his M.B.A. from the DeGroote School of Business.

Jon Sharun

Executive Chairman & CFO

Mr. Sharun is a co-founder of Vencanna with more than two decades of diverse experience in international investment, real estate, branding, and business development. As the founder and Managing Partner of Venexo Capital, a boutique private equity firm that has successfully raised over $100 million, he has spearheaded investments in healthcare, hospitality, and real estate. A pioneer in the cannabis sector, Venexo has made over 60 international placements. Jon is actively engaged on various private, public, and non-profit boards, earning recognition as a Top Forty Under 40 and a Top 100 in Finance award winner. His extensive list of qualifications includes an MBA, CPA, CSA, LEED AP, and ICD.D.

Jason Crum

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Crum currently holds the positions of President and Chief Revenue Officer at Cannavative, bringing over two decades of diverse experience in Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPG) and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), specifically in alcohol sales management. His extensive background includes roles at industry giants like MillerCoors and Treasury Wine Estates, where he directly oversaw supply, distribution, and brand building in the beer and wine sectors. Jason’s expertise encompasses team development, strategic analytics optimization, and operational efficiency enhancements. Since joining Cannavative in 2019, he has played a crucial role in significantly expanding the company’s penetration in Nevada dispensaries and driving sales growth. Mr. Crum is an alumnus of UT Austin.

Jason Ewasuik

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).