Founded in 2014, Invictus represents a powerful platform of licensed cannabis producers across Canada. We are committed to providing patients and adult users with high-quality medical-grade cannabis.
Our development has always been toward the future, when the cannabis industry fully opens up into a regulated consumer market on October 17, 2018. With a legislative head start in Canada, we have quickly secured one of the strongest cultivation profiles in the country, supported by over 250 acres of production capacity. All our licensed producers operate under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) and share a common dedication to quality, consistency and safety.
We own more than 250 acres of buildable property across the country, allowing for millions of sq. ft. of canopy space as demand dictates.
A one million dollar dividend was paid out in 2016, representing the first ever dividend paid out by a cannabis company.
By focusing on expanding our production capability, we are forecasted to produce in excess of 50,000 kgs by 2021.
Dan Kriznic founded Invictus in June 2014 with a vision to create a global cannabis company to meet the significant demand for cannabis both medicinally and recreationally. Dan was co-founder and CFO of Lithium-X Energy Corp. (TSXV:LIX), a lithium exploration company, which recently sold for $261 million in an all cash transaction.
He has grown the value of his portfolio companies from nominal valuation to collective valuations exceeding $1 billion in enterprise value with significant returns to shareholders. He focuses on emerging markets such as cannabis, lithium and blockchain/cryptocurrency. Prior to this he was at Deloitte for 10 years where he served in leadership roles advising both public and privately held companies in M&A transactions and tax planning.
Simmons has achieved extraordinary success beyond the concert stage and recording studio, his KISS-related achievements are astounding in themselves with the band having sold more than 100 million albums; earning more American Gold Record Awards than any other group, in all categories (RIAA); building a merchandising/licensing empire with over 2,500 licenses including everything from t-shirts and comic books, to pinball machines, credit cards and lunchboxes; and breaking box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis.
Beyond KISS, Simmons' celebrity television show, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, aired for eight years and 167 episodes, and was viewed in 84 countries - one of the longest-running celebrity reality TV shows in history. He discovered Van Halen, managed the recording career of Liza Minnelli, and is a founding partner in the global restaurant chain Rock & Brews.
Simmons' achievements in marketing encouraged McClaren to hire him as their brand ambassador and Indycar engaged him to do their marketing. Simmons has a record label Simmons Records, is a published author with Simmons Books about to publish his latest book "27", on the heels of his two previous best sellers Me, Inc., and On Power; and Simmons Comics continues to grow. In addition, he published his own magazine, Tongue (Sterling-McFadden) and is about to launch his newest magazine, "iMOGU" focusing on entrepreneurs that matter. Simmons created and executive produced the TV shows My Dad The Rock Star, Mr. Romance, and others. He has also acted in numerous motion pictures and television shows for more than three decades and is currently co-producing a slate of motion pictures with Arclight Films.
Simmons has rung the bell at the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, and was keynote speaker at NASDAQ. Gene Simmons also had a United States Postage Stamp.
Among his latest ventures, Simmons is launching a premium soda line, MoneyBag™ Sodas, across all 7-Eleven stores; his 50th anniversary rock tour, Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience, continues with stops around the world; and, he will soon launch MoneyBag™ FootGear.
Trevor Dixon founded Acreage Pharms Ltd in 2013 and with his sister Brenda Dixon, Chief Science Officer, submitted a successful ACMPR application. Prior to that, founded a company that specialized in niche home renovations where he developed a franchise system. Within a decade the company was serving customers in more than 50 cities across Canada. His philosophy of customer value, quality, and excellent service has been carried over into the design and operational strategy of Acreage Pharms Ltd. and Invictus.
George is a founding partner of LOGSCALE Venture Partners; focused in early and growth stage companies in healthcare. He has in-depth strategic and corporate development experience in fast moving consumer goods. As VP at Japan Tobacco he led M&A transactions valued at US $1.5B, expansion into in the US and Latin America, and deal origination and execution for emerging products. At Philip Morris he led two major acquisitions (up to US$1B), readied businesses in Central and Eastern European for EU accession, and facilited new market entries into Croatia and neighboring countries. His multi-billion dollar private and public company deals are global spanning five continents. He's a grad of Queen's, the executive studies at Berkeley Haas and HBS.
Mr. Aaron Bowden specializes in taxation and currently manages all areas of taxation for a large Canadian public company with over 12,000 employees and $4 billion in sales. Prior to this Mr. Bowden worked at Deloitte advising clients on assurance and tax matters and has been involved in various forms of financing, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Mr. Josef W. Hocher was a founder of Buried Hill Energy, an international oil and gas company, where he acted as co-chief executive in creating, developing and implementing the organization's strategic direction. He continues to serve as the Senior Independent Director and is also either a Chair or a member of various committees. Joe also founded Hitic Energy Ltd., and was a partner at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.
Joe currently serves as Chairman of Orthoshop Geomatics Ltd., a geomatics services company; holds the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Field Upgrading Limited and Western Hydrogen Limited and since 2016, has been a Partner at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP.
Paul Sparkes sits on several public and private boards in Canada, the US and Europe, including Thunderbird Entertainment, Bluedrop Performance Learning, Inc., and is a former board member of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Prior to joining Bell Globemedia in 2001 as Group Vice-President, Public Affairs, Mr. Sparkes held senior positions in public service, with the Governments of Canada, and Newfoundland and Labrador. As Executive Vice Chair, Director and co-founder of Difference Capital Financial, a TSX-listed specialty finance company that invested in media, technology, health care and US real estate, he helped raise over $200 million for investment purposes in under a year.
Dylan Easterbrook is a seasoned accounting and financial professional, who most recently was controller of a publicly traded global fibre optic connectivity solution provider. Prior to that role he was with Ernst & Young, one of the largest professional services firms in the world and one of the Big Four accounting firms, where he led audit engagements for both public and privately held companies from a variety of industries, including the emerging markets.
Dylan is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences degree from the University of British Columbia.
Larry Heinzlmeir brings over twenty-five years of executive level experience in sales and marketing with several of the largest publicly traded companies in the for-profit higher education sector, namely DeVry and EDMC, that had a combined market cap in excess of $7B.
He was Vice President, Marketing and CMO of a growth-oriented organization that was Canada’s largest private, for profit, Education Company and was responsible for the aggressive growth of seven brands growing revenue ten-fold in four years. He has extensive experience in developing marketing strategies, multi-brand development, product management, communications, creative and content development, and leveraging digital marketing across multiple platforms and technologies including web, mobile and social.
Natasha is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 10 years of work experience in financial management and accounting. Prior to joining the Invictus team, Natasha held management positions at Deloitte, a global professional service firm and Mr. Lube Canada, one of Canada’s largest oil change franchisors. In these roles, she gained valuable leadership experience and well-rounded financial skillset, including auditing, reporting, planning and analysis. Natasha holds a bachelors degree in accounting from British Columbia Institute of Technology and received her CA designation in 2010.