Our team brings deep industry-specific experience in biotech and life sciences, new product discovery and research, technology, brand strategy, and entrepreneurship.
Chief Executive Officer
Cory is a senior executive and seasoned entrepreneur with 14+ years of experience building, leading, and growing omni-channel retail and CPG brands. As an investment banker, Cory advised on corporate strategy, M&A, and capitol market activities. He received an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Chief of Product
Chris has over 20 years of experience in product and business development. For the past five-years he has focused exclusively on innovative product development in the functional foods and medicinal mushrooms space. Chris brings experience exploring, experimenting, and conducting extensive research on the relationship between functional foods/medicinal mushrooms and metabolic, brain, and mental health.
Stephen brings over 20 years of experience leading business development in healthcare technology and biologics. Previously he held the position of Vice President at a leading mental health company using conversational AI platforms. He is dedicated to healthcare innovation and products with the potential to transform the human experience.
Joseph has over 20 years of leadership experience in high-touch luxury industries, responsible for business development & project management. For the past five years, he has worked exclusively on mycology & plant medicine supply chain development with a focus on nutrition science, health coaching, cognitive health, metabolic function, and product development in CPG supplements. Joseph is an avid speaker and cognitive health evangelist.
Chief Brand Officer
Adam is an award-winning, senior branding executive, growth strategist and pioneering category founder, with significant experience launching and building premium DTC brands across fashion, media and consumer products sectors.
Previously he was a co-founder of Hook & Albert which sold in 2016. He has helped lead several successful corporate exits, grooming companies and their brands for multimillion-dollar acquisitions
Chief Financial Officer
Darcy brings over 25 years of finance and accounting experience in public and private companies operating in Canada and internationally. He is experienced in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, equity raises and debt restructuring, and is focused on building highly effective teams within organizations.
Senior Mycologist and Production Manager
Christian Kaelin is a mycologist with 20+ years of propagation, cultivation and processing experience. He has extensive knowledge in the handling of GMP certified mushrooms and mycelium products for use in the nutraceutical and whole foods industry.
The Leiio Advisors
Our network of advisors provide significant knowledge and industry-specific experience across all aspects of our business and industry.
Bruce Patsner, MD, JD
Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D.
Julia Hoffman, Psy.D.
Mauro Zappaterra, MD, PhD
Medical & Clinical