Bruce Linton is the founder and former Chairman, CEO and co-CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC), the first cannabis company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange and to be included on a major stock index. Bruce led CGC from a TSX-V listed start-up company with an $80 million market cap to a NYSE/TSX listed company, with a number one ranking on the TSX30 with a market cap of over $20 billion by the summer of 2015. After completing his Honours undergraduate degree at Carleton University, Bruce began at Newbridge Networks Corporation, before becoming part of the establishing team at Crosskey Systems Corporation of which he was a key member for the NASDAQ/TSX IPO. He is currently Executive Chairman for Vireo Health International, Inc. Gage Cannabis Co., and Wolverine Partners Corp., co-Chairman for Martello Technologies Group, and co-founder of Ruckify and Canopy Rivers Inc. Dedicated to spreading his knowledge, Bruce is the leading industry voice on CNN, FOX, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance and Cheddar, and he regularly presents to a wide range of industries, governments and TIGER 21. Bruce has acted as CEO and Director at Clearford Water Systems, Inc., past Chairman of the Ottawa Community Loan Foundation, past board member and treasurer of Canada World Youth, and past member of the board of governors for Carleton University. He has been recognized many times for his incredible work in the industry, including as part of The Bloomberg 50: The people who defined global business in 2018, Ottawa Business Journal’s 2018 CEO of the Year and Ottawa Business Journal’s 2019 Newsmaker of the Year.