DAVID KLEIN – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David joined Canopy Growth in January 2020 after a long stint as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Management Committee at Constellation Brands. David joined Constellation in 2004 as Vice President of Business Development. He also held roles as CFO, Constellation Europe; SVP, Treasurer & Controller; and CFO, Beer Division. While CFO at Constellation, David was also responsible for corporate strategy and Constellation’s venture organization. As part of that work, David was instrumental in making the first major CPG investment in the Cannabis space with Constellation’s 2017 investment in Canopy Growth. He has served on Canopy’s Board of Directors since November 2018.
David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from State University of New York at Geneseo and an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
MIKE LEE – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mike Lee joined Canopy Growth in February 2019 and became CFO in June of 2019.
As CFO, Mr. Lee is responsible for finance, audit, technology, corporate development, and investor relations. Prior to joining Canopy, Mr. Lee held previous roles with companies such as E&J Gallo Winery and PepsiCo where he served in a variety of commercially oriented finance roles supporting commercial/operating teams to deliver on its strategic imperatives. Most recently, Mr. Lee served as CFO of the Wine & Spirits division and head of business transformation at Constellation Brands.
Since joining Canopy, Mr. Lee has helped to build enhanced capabilities across his organization, helping to improve financial reporting & analysis, accelerating the accounting close, improving the Company’s control environment, while also leading a conversion to US GAAP reporting and the Company’s first year of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Mr. Lee serves as a board member of Canopy Rivers, a publicly-traded venture capital firm.
Mr. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from California State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan graduating with honours from both universities and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California.
RADE KOVACEVIC – PRESIDENT & CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Rade Kovacevic’s role as Officer will commence upon receiving Health Canada security clearance required for all Officers and Directors of the Company. Rade Kovacevic serves as Canopy’s President and Chief Product Officer. Rade joined the organization in 2015 and has since served in several leadership roles.
Prior to Canopy, Rade was co-founder and VP Business Development at MedCannAccess (acquired by Canopy), Co-Founder and President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (now the Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers) and Co-Founder of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (now the Cannabis Council of Canada).
Rade holds a Baccalaureate of Arts degree from the University of Guelph.