Wayne V. Isaacs
Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Isaacs is a Jamaican-Canadian businessman and the Founder and CEO of GSN.
Mr. Isaacs is a former director and senior officer of numerous public companies in Canada who spent a great portion of his career building businesses in third world and emerging economies. Jamaican born and educated in Canada, Mr. Isaacs has extensive industry, government and diplomatic relationships in Jamaica.
Mr. Isaacs has been a member of the founding group of a number of successful companies most notably Forsys Metals Inc. a TSX listed company with uranium properties in Namibia, Africa which he managed from start-up to in excess of $750 million in market capitalization. During his tenure with Forsys, the company raised over $75 million, was added to the TSX Composite Index and advanced its uranium property from the exploration stage to the production decision stage.
Mr. Isaacs has had a 30-year career on Bay Street specializing in the resource sector both as a corporate executive of resource companies and as an investment banker.
Mr. Isaacs has won several business, entrepreneurship and achievement awards, and he has chaired and participated in many international conferences and has been featured in various media in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Most recently, Mr. Isaacs was selected to participate as a panellist in the CanEx International Conference held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the largest cannabis expo in the Caribbean and South American region.
A graduate of the prestigious Western University, Mr. Isaacs has also been a speaker and presenter at major international business conferences throughout the world including Beijing, Abu Dhabi, Cape Town, Frankfurt, Geneva, Las Vegas, Nassau, and Dusseldorf.
Pauline Fung On
CFA, CPA, CMA, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Fung On is a senior corporate finance leader with many years of business experience with major banking, financial and accounting companies worldwide. Ms. Fung On is a seasoned professional having fulfilled positions in mergers & acquisitions, valuations, compliance, risk management, treasury and audit functions. Having a working expertise in US GAAP and IFRS, Ms. Fung On has consulted to major financial institutions internationally including the Royal Bank of Canada, KPMG and Citco Banking Corporation.
Pauline’s career commenced with big four experience as a Senior Consultant in the Financial Services practice where she was involved in a financial modeling engagement for the Bank of Canada and other prestigious clientele projects.
General Manager (Jamaica), Master Grower
Mr. Irving is the Founder and CEO of IrvGanics Ltd. A Jamaican based agricultural company. Mr. Irving is a seasoned farmer and businessman having over 30 years of agricultural cultivation experience. In addition to his experience in farming, Mr. Irving has also been involved in design and construction of greenhouses and other agricultural building structures supporting farming.
He has also developed natural and organic growing techniques which has led to customized products such natural and “ital” fertilizers and composts and continues to extend his knowledge base in international cultivation techniques.
Alexander Melville is the Chairman and Managing Director of Diverze Assets Inc., a dynamic Caribbean based holding company with three distinctly different business units. The business units are: Tropical Battery Co. Ltd., Jamaica’s #1 retailer, distributor and exporter of spent automotive and industrial batteries, founded in1950; Chukka Caribbean Adventures Ltd. – the Caribbean’s Award winning and leading nature adventure excursion operator, with over 1,000 employees and more than 650,000 happy guests on tour each year across 4 countries. Lastly, Diverze Properties Ltd. – which owns, buys, rents and develops commercial and residential real estate.
His roles in the subsidiaries are; Managing Director of Tropical Battery and Diverze Properties, and Treasury Director of the Chukka Group.
Alexander has 25 years of Tourism Industry work experience from tour guide to CEO, 25 years in the Automotive/Battery Business and 10 years in the Gaming Industry running a multi-location slot machine and electronic table games company on the island of Jamaica.
He also sits on the Board of Eppley Limited, a listed finance and investment company on the Jamaica Stock Exchange [JSE], and on the Audit and Remuneration Committees of that company.
John D. MacPhail
Mr. MacPhail is most recently the founder and CEO of I-5 Holdings Ltd. and is a board member of Mainstem Goods & Services, Green Stripe Naturals Inc. and East West Sciences Ltd. Prior to his involvement in the US cannabis space he was President of a regional Canadian investment dealer and prior to that, the CEO of a national investment dealer he also served on the board of directors for 3 other Canadian investment dealers. As an Investment Banker he has assisted companies raise funds and advised management on corporate strategy for more than 20 years. Mr. MacPhail has also served on numerous industry boards and committees in the investment industry during his career as an investment banker.
The Company has established a group of Advisors to assist management in setting and implementing the strategic and operating plan. The Advisors consist of the following individuals:
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