Management

Meet Our Team

Kevin Coft

Kevin Coft

CEO (Interim)

Kevin was one of the founding members of the Zenabis team, and has previously acted as CEO of Zenabis. In that role he was responsible for Zenabis achieving Health Canada compliance as a cannabis Licensed Producer.

He is an operational and supply chain professional with over 30 years of international procurement, facility operations, and managerial experience, covering regulatory licensing, construction, strategic analysis, import/export operations, logistics, warehousing, customer relationship management, and business systems. Most recently, Kevin was responsible for the construction build-out of Zenabis facilities across Canada, as Chief Facilities Officer.

He has held previous senior roles in IHL Group and Buy-Low Foods.

Leo Benne

Leo Benne

Chief Growing Officer

Mr. Benne is currently the General Manager of Bevo Farms Ltd., the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary. Leo Benne gained advanced knowledge of modern horticultural methods at Rijks Middlebare Tuinbouwscholl in Holland. With experience in the application of computer technology to the production of healthy, high-yield plants, he has been a key figure in the development of Bevo Agro. Leo Benne is a hands on executive, overseeing every stage of the company's operations, from planting to shipping. Leo Benne has been with Bevo for 10 years.

Eric Rasmussen

Eric Rasmussen

Chief Financial Officer

Eric brings to Zenabis extensive senior management experience in publicly-listed companies, both in North America and Europe. He has strong corporate and operations finance, internal audit, M&A, and strategic investment experience over a 20-year leadership career within Shawcor, a leading integrated energy services company. He has also been a strategic consultant for Canadian large- and mid-size clients, advising on corporate strategic and financial planning, post-merger integration and business process optimization.

Mike McGinty

Mike McGinty

Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. McGinty has extensive experience in large-scale coordination and planning. Prior to this role, Mike served as the Head of Risk and Security for UBC Okanagan. He was also a post-graduate tutor in leadership and planning for senior government and military staff from Canada and over 25 allied nations worldwide. Mike was a senior officer in the British Army and served widely overseas, including in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was responsible for more than 1,000 people with $2bn in capital assets. Mike remains an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Dr. Natasha Ryz

Dr. Natasha Ryz

Chief Science Officer

Natasha has over 15 years experience as a health and nutrition researcher, speaker and educator. She has a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia, a Master of Science degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree, specializing in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba. She has published seven first author peer-reviewed publications, two first author reviews, and co-authored eight peer-reviewed publications. Natasha is also cofounder of Ryz Rémi Skincare & Therapeutics, and she designs topical products for pain and inflammatory conditions as well as beauty.

David Lluncor

David Lluncor

Chief Revenue Officer

David has spent more than 15 years working with incubation and entry stage brands. He has a proven track record of helping companies capture market share and develop their brands from zero to mass market. He has also worked closely with large multi-chain accounts in the retail and consumer packaged goods industries.

Zeid Mohamedali

Zeid Mohamedali

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Zeid Mohamedali, MD, PhD, FRCSC, Clinical Associate Professor, leads the Zenabis medical team, with over 20 years of experience in medical research and clinical practice, specializing in pain management, oncology, and urological disease. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honours and has over 8 years of experience with medical cannabis pain management. He is an active clinician with a large practice of patients dealing with chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, and other ailments. Dr. Zeid currently holds a position as a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia.