Tom Bond

Director, The Yield Growth Corp.
Chairman of the Board, Urban Juve Provisions Inc.

Thomas Bond has over 35 years experience partnering with entrepreneur businesses to build and deliver the operational and financial infrastructure to support annual double-digit revenue growth. During that time, he has held C-level financial and operational positions with companies engaged in cosmetics, apparel, and construction including M.A.C Cosmetics, Cover FX Skin Care and Tridel.

Thomas was with M.A.C Cosmetics from 1993 until its sale to Estee Lauder in 1999. He started as the CFO and in 1994 the COO role was added to his portfolio. From 1993 to 1999, annual revenues at M.A.C Cosmetics grew from $12 million to over $300 million. His achievements included building an executive team that could support the growth objectives, opening M.A.C owned retail stores, diversifying the business geographically by expanding into the U.K., France, Italy and Hong Kong, and mitigating the retailer concentration risk in the U.S. by adding distribution agreements with a number of major department stores. He was personally responsible for leading the discussions with Estee Lauder and negotiating the final sale agreement. After the acquisition, he continued to provide full time consultant services to M.A.C Cosmetics until 2002. Thomas holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto and is a CPA. C.A.

Penny Green

Director, President & CEO, The Yield Growth Corp.
CEO, Urban Juve Provisions Inc.

Penny is Co-Founder, President and CEO of The Yield Growth Corp. Penny has been recognized on PROFIT Magazine’s W100 list of top Canadian female entrepreneurs. Under her leadership as CEO, her law firm Bacchus Law was in the PROFIT 500 Fastest Growing companies in 2015 and 2016. Penny has deep experience in capital markets and has been involved in over 100 going public transactions. Penny was also a Co-Founder and initial director and officer of Merus Labs Inc. (TSX:MSL, NASDAQ:MSLI-Q) which was acquired by Norgine B.V. in July 2017 for $342 million.

Penny regularly participates as a speaker for keynotes and panels on Fintech, Capital-raising and Blockchain including CryptoHQ alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos. Penny has been featured in The National Post, The Globe and Mail, BNN, Chatelaine, Business in Vancouver and more. Penny Green is also a published author for Forbes and a member of the invite-only, Forbes Technology Council.

Jeff B. Smith

Chairman of the Advisory Board, The Yield Growth Corp.

Jeff Smith is the Global Chief Transformation Officer at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, the world’s largest and most diversified healthcare company with worldwide sales of US$76 billion in 2017.

In his most recent role as Johnson & Johnson Company Group Chairman for Consumer North America, Jeff delivered strong organic growth, new growth levers such as Beauty Special Ops and the OceanX partnership, and oversaw several important strategic acquisitions including Vogue International LLC, La Lumière and Neostrata. His division represented more than 42% of global revenue delivering over US$6.5 billion in annual revenue with mid-single digit growth rates; spent over US$1 billion in marketing investment; delivered consistent market share gains and doubled the regional profitability. Jeff continues to serve on the Johnson & Johnson’s Group Operating Committee Executive.

Prior to acting as Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, in 2011 Jeff was appointed President, U.S. Skincare in the newly formed North American region. Jeff had full P&L responsibility for the Baby (JOHNSON’S®, AVEENO®) and Beauty Care divisions (NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO®, CLEAN & CLEAR®, LUBRIDERM® and KORRES® Natural products) within the United States. As President of Johnson & Johnson’s largest business unit, Jeff grew it from the 3rd largest skincare company to #1 in the U.S. over 3.5 years.

Jeff began his career with Johnson & Johnson Inc. Canada, progressing through a number of sales assignments, becoming Vice President Sales in 1997. Jeff became President U.S. Wound Care, and Worldwide Franchise Vice President, in 1999. In 2003, he was appointed President, Johnson & Johnson Inc., Canada and led the successful integration of Johnson & Johnson Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in 2008. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, he worked for Procter & Gamble in Vancouver, B.C. in various sales management positions. He is deeply committed to the safety and health of consumers, and serves on numerous industry boards, including the Board of Directors of the Personal Care Products Council.

Born and raised in Canada, Jeff holds an MBA from Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan and a BA in Economics, University of Saskatchewan. He is married, has 2 children and lives in Toronto, Canada.

Rick Huang

CFO, The Yield Growth Corp.

Rick Huang served as CFO of Hanwei Energy Services corporation (TSX: HE). Rick has also served as CFO of other publicly traded companies where he has managed all aspects of finance, banking, compliance, accounting, reporting, internal control, admin, supporting the board of directors in financial oversight. He also has supervised all aspects of accounting for various subsidiary companies in Canada, China, Russia and Kazakhstan and consolidations under IFRS. He has worked on investor relations activities, roadshows AGM preparations, and licensing agreements and has led various public equity financing projects raising funds of up to $90 million and leading acquisitions of up to $80 million. Rick has done negotiations for international joint ventures, including drafting shareholders’ agreements, establishing international legal entities, and assets transfers. Rick also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee for Datable Technology Corp. (TSXV: TTM) and previously Chair of the Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Poydras Gaming Finance Corp. (TSXV: PYD)

Amy Frankel

Vice President Licensing & General Counsel, The Yield Growth Corp.

Amy Frankel has over 15 years of experience working with consumer product companies. In her various roles as in-house counsel, Amy has gained vast experience building, protecting and expanding international brands. Previously, Amy was Co-General Counsel of Aritzia LP (TSX: ATZ) and Associate General Counsel of Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE: SKX). Her expertise includes negotiating inbound and outbound licensing deals, developing intellectual property strategies and managing international intellectual property portfolios. Amy’s experience also includes corporate governance for private and public US and Canadian companies, as well as a wide breadth of commercial matters, including distribution agreements and technology contracts. Amy started her career as a business litigator in Los Angeles, appearing before numerous state and federal courts before moving in-house with Skechers. Amy practiced law in California for 10 years prior to moving to Vancouver, BC. In 2008, she was admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia. Amy obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings. She is licensed in California and British Columbia.

Sandi Lesueur

President, Urban Juve Provisions Inc.

Highlights of Sandi Lesueur’s professional experience include the design and launch of several product lines for physicians and celebrities such as dermatologist Dr. Jason Rivers, and Oprah Winfrey’s makeup artist, Derrick Rutledge at OOH Lifestyle. Over her eight-year tenure, she played part in the meteoric rise of M.A.C Cosmetics where she developed expertise to recognize and situate innovative brands as future dominant players in the cosmetics business.

Her health and wellness knowledge — combined with experience in global production, distribution and brand cohesion — will position the newly launched Urban Juve as a unique force in a lucrative, growing sector in full-spectrum health.

Spiros Margaris MBA

Director, The Yield Growth Corp.

Spiros Margaris, is a Venture Capitalist (founder of Margaris Ventures) and thought leader in the FinTech, InsurTech and AI industries. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from t from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Spiros is the the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking, he was ranked the international № 1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica. He regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings. He is a speaker at international FinTech, and InsurTech conferences and gave a TEDxAcademy Talk. Spiros published an AI white paper, “Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game,” for the enterprise software vendor SAP.

Krystal Pineo

Director, The Yield Growth Corp.

Krystal has 8 years of venture capital experience, as an early stage investor and fund raiser. Krystal is the founder, chief financial officer and director of KP Capital Inc, a family office that invests in early stage start-ups, as well as providing corporate advisory services.  She is also a director of Antler Retail Inc., an international retail cannabis chain. Krystal has also championed women empowerment causes and has done charitable work and fund raising for the Portland Hotel Society, a lower east side women’s shelter providing recovery services for marginalized homeless women.