JAMES BURNS, Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Burns joined the board in June 2017 and was appointed Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. He was formerly a partner at Gordon Capital Corporation and Gordon Investment Corporation where he focused on private equity transactions in Canada and the US. He was co-owner, director and CFO at Scott’s Restaurants and priszm brandz and has served as Managing Director at CIBC Capital Markets. Mr. Burns also spent 12 years in Ottawa in several roles including Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Chair of the Chiefs of Staff Committee.
DAVID GORDEY, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gordey assumed the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Services in April 2018. Mr. Gordey previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Liquor from July 2016 to April 2018, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2014 to July 2016, after joining Liquor Stores in March 2012 as Vice President Finance. He is a Chartered Accountant, formerly of KPMG LLP (Edmonton) where he was a Senior Manager in their public company audit group leading multi-functional teams and supporting clients with their securities transactions.
ROBBIE MADAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Madan joined ALCANNA in August of 2014 and serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining ALCANNA, he worked at Microsoft managing client accounts across Canada and providing strategic direction on the implementation of Microsoft platforms.
Mr. Madan has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector, working across multiple industries to manage large scale strategic technology transformations with a focus on high-quality service delivery, strategic IT planning and business process re-engineering. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Sciences (B. Sc) from the University of Alberta.
MATTHEW HEWSON, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Human Resources
Mr. Hewson joined ALCANNA in 2013 and assumed the role of General Counsel in 2016. He currently leads ALCANNA's Legal, Regulatory Affairs, Health and Safety and Human Resource functions; he also acts as the Company's Corporate Secretary. Prior to Joining ALCANNA, Mr. Hewson worked as a corporate/commercial lawyer at Miller Thompson LLP, where he supported clients through various business and transactional matters. Mr. Hewson holds both Bachelor of Laws and Commerce degrees.
TANK VANDER, President, Liquor
Mr. Vander joined ALCANNA in 2019 and most recently served as President - Liquor. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Liquor Retailers Alliance and prior to that, as Chief Executive Officer of Ace Liquor Corporation. Mr. Vander has 20 years of experience in the liquor industry holding various positions in operations, marketing and business development.
DON BOBEY, Chief Operating Officer, Liquor
Mr. Bobey joined the Company in 2010 and most recently served as President & Chief Operating Officer of Canadian Liquor Retailers Alliance. Prior to that, Mr. Bobey served as Vice President, Merchandising where he led the merchant teams in Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia and Connecticut, and had overall responsibility for the Company's private label program. Prior to joining ALCANNA, he spent 15 years at Sobey's in a variety of roles in Finance and Liquor. Mr. Bobey has over 25 years of retail experience, with 13 of those being in the liquor industry in Alberta.
MARCIE KIZIAK, President, Cannabis
Ms. Kiziak assumed the role of President, Cannabis in January 2020. In February 2018 Ms. Kiziak joined ALCANNA as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources as well as Managing Director, Cannabis. Prior to joining ALCANNA, Ms. Kiziak was the Vice President of Human Resources and Safety for Corrosion and Abrasion Solutions Ltd. from 2013 until 2017 which included a secondment into Operations to lead a business transformation. Ms. Kiziak also spent 15 years in the oil and gas and construction sectors focused on senior HR Leadership, M&A and Integration. Ms. Kiziak holds a Bachelor of Management Degree with a Major in Human Resources and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.