Paul Pedersen is co-founder and CEO of Nextleaf Solutions (CSE: OILS), a Vancouver-based company developing technology for extracting and distilling THC and CBD oils. Paul has been focused on the cannabis industry since 2013, working with entrepreneurs and startups including Canada’s first legal cannabis oil producer, acquired in 2016 by The Cronos Group (TSE: CRON). Previously, Paul founded a media company that was acquired in 2007 by Towerstream Corporation (NASDAQ: TWER), and spent 10 years in capital markets. Paul holds a MBA in Finance from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University – where he served as a Fellow at the Center for Venture Capital Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance – and a Bachelors of Commerce Degree from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Paul grew up in Langley, B.C. in a dairy farming family.