NetworkNewsBreaks – Canopy Rivers Inc. (TSXV: RIV) Appoints President with Strategic Career Pedigree

January 17, 2019 10:31:19

Dynamic plant-based food and beverage company Canopy Rivers (TSXV: RIV) this morning announced that it has appointed Narbe Alexandrian as president of the company, effective immediately. In this role, Alexandrian will report directly to CEO Bruce Linton with responsibilities that include leading corporate development initiatives and managing day-to-day corporate operations. Alexandrian’s experience prior to joining Canopy Rivers includes serving as a venture capitalist at OMERS Ventures, where he sourced and lead private debt and equity investments, assisted in raising over half a billion in capital for deployment in several of the firm’s investment funds, and acted as a board observer for several of the firm’s portfolio companies. Narbe previously was a senior strategy manager for TELUS’s Internet of Things Group and held roles at Firmex Inc. in corporate development and Deloitte LLP in both financial advisory and consulting. “Narbe has the aptitude, ambition, career pedigree, and professional relationship network that make him ideal for this leadership position at Canopy Rivers,” CEO Bruce Linton said in the news release.  “Since joining the company, he has been critical in developing organizational structures suitable for a platform of this nature, has helped recruit specialized internal resources, and has worked with the team in developing a more formalized and thesis-driven approach to building our ecosystem of complementary cannabis businesses.”

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About Canopy Rivers Inc.

Canopy Rivers is a unique investment and operating platform structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers works collaboratively with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) to identify strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Canopy Rivers has developed an investment ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies that represent various segments of the value chain across the emerging cannabis sector. As the portfolio continues to develop, constituents will be provided with opportunities to work with Canopy Growth and collaborate among themselves, which Canopy Rivers believes will maximize value for its shareholders and foster an environment of innovation, synergy and value creation for the entire ecosystem. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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