Aphria Inc. Doubles Production Capacity After Receiving Cultivation License for Aphria Diamond

Aphria Inc. Doubles Production Capacity After Receiving Cultivation License for Aphria Diamond

RENO, Nev., Nov. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc., a marijuana brand and retail development company, has announced that Nello Gonfiantini III has been named chief executive officer (CEO), replacing outgoing CEO Ron Throgmartin. In addition, Chief Financial Officer Christopher Strachan has joined the board of directors.

As CEO, Gonfiantini brings leadership to Diego’s expanding retail and business opportunities including the company’s plans to acquire more retail locations, cultivation facilities and a marijuana infused product facility in Denver. 

“As Diego’s business model has evolved, so is the company’s leadership, charting a course in direct cannabis operations and ownership,” said Nello Gonfiantini III, chief executive officer of Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. “I look forward to driving maximum value for the company in my new role during this next phase of growth.”

Proven Track Record of Growth

A forward-thinking leader in business including financial services, banking, real estate investment and emerging growth companies, Gonfiantini joined Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. in 2016 first as a consultant. He was brought onboard as vice president of real estate in 2017 and was named chief strategy officer and to the board of directors in 2018. Gonfiantini assumed the additional responsibility of chief operating officer earlier this year.

Gonfiantini’s vision in the lending, banking and real estate industries, led to the founding of a successful bank, financial and capital investment organizations including Home Federal Savings Bank of Nevada and Specialty Mortgage Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust. In 2015, he formed Crystal Bay Financial which assists corporate and real estate clients in finding solutions to complex and multifaceted financial challenges. Gonfiantini holds a BSBA Cum Laude and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Strachan Joins Board of Directors

Strachan is an accomplished CFO, CEO and manager with 30 years in corporate operations, marketing, securities, finance and 20 years of executive management experience. He has worked largely with developing and startup corporations. Strachan joined Diego Pellicer Worldwide, Inc. as its chief financial officer in February of 2016.

For the past five years, Strachan has served as president of Helisports L.L.C., a business development consulting company. He served as CEO of Rhodes Architectural Stone from 2011 to 2012 and the director of marketing and sales at Glasair Aviation from 2012 to 2014. From 2009 to 2001, Strachan was the director of flight operations and R&D at RotorWay Helicopters. Strachan received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, participated in the Professional Pilot Program at Salt Lake Community College and attended Brigham Young University, studying International Finance.

Published at Mon, 04 Nov 2019 18:51:00 +0000

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