World High Life is working to identify investment opportunities in the Medicinal Cannabis, Hemp and CBD sectors globally, with a particular interest in the European and Canadian markets.
Our investment strategy is focused on markets that are internationally recognised as having well-developed and reputable laws and regulations relating to the research and production of Medicinal Cannabis, Hemp and CBD; as well as therapeutic Cannabis derivatives including nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and cosmetic products.
WHL believe that there are numerous investment opportunities within the CBD wellness industry, the Hemp industry and the Medicinal Cannabis industry. The Company will undertake due diligence on investment opportunities encompassing the breadth of the Medicinal Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Sectors including their ancillary industries and services including, but not limited to:
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David Stadnyk – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (Aged 56)
David is the founder and senior partner of Stadnyk & Partners, a venture capital investment firm focused on small cap companies in the resources, biotech and pharmaceuticals sectors, headquartered in Vancouver. He has over 30 years’ experience of founding and developing both public and private companies.
David has been at the forefront of the cannabis sector in Canada since 2012 and was a key contributor to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations which were in place between 2013 and 2016. He has been involved with a number of companies in the space including, The Supreme Cannabis Company, 1933 Industries, FSD Pharma and Weekend Unlimited.
David previously owned the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer club and is a co-founder of the TSN 1040 Sports Radio Station in Vancouver. He serves as Chair of the Stadnyk Foundation, a not-for-profit society established to recognize and promote sport philanthropy among athletes, coaches and executives.
Robert Payment – Chief Financial Officer (Aged 37)
Robert is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 12 years’ experience in finance, reporting, regulatory requirements, public company administration, equity markets, and financing of publicly traded companies. He commenced his career in private practise and since 2014 he has served as a consultant for a number of TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) listed companies.
Robert has extensive experience in the cannabis, manufacturing, natural resource, and retail industries. He received a BBA from Simon Fraser University and is a member in good standing of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in sourcing, developing and financing companies across Canada, the US and UK. Andrew is a seasoned Director, holding senior positions at international public and private investment and operational companies. He also works closely with several Family Offices that seek access to an array of transformational opportunities and is a former Founder and CEO of a TSX Venture Exchange Top 50 Company.
Kevin Ernst – Non-Executive Director (Aged 55)
Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the investment banking industry having started his career in wealth management with Merrill Lynch and then UBS before spending nine years at the New York Stock Exchange with responsibility for over 150 listings of North American and Asia-Pacific companies. Kevin is currently a partner in a Toronto based private equity group that specialises in strategic advisory and investments into private technology and healthcare companies.
Kevin holds both an Economics degree and an MBA from Rutgers University as well as NASD securities licences.
Charles (Charlie) Lamb – Independent Non- Executive Director (Aged 37)
Charlie has over 10 years’ of experience working as a Canadian corporate and securities lawyer at a large international law firm in New York. With extensive cross-border corporate and securities law experience, Charlie has worked on numerous corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of securities for investment funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles in the Canadian markets. He also has significant experience advising broker dealers, advisers and investment fund managers on Canadian compliance issues.
Charlie graduated from the University of Victoria, British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. The Canadian Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has resided in New York since 2009.
AQSE Exchange Corporate Adviser
Peterhouse Capital Limited
Legal Advisers to the Company as to English law
Hill Dickinson LLP
The Broadgate Tower
20 Primrose Street
Legal Advisers to the Company as to Canadian law
Dentons Canada LLP
15th Floor, Bankers Court
850 – 2nd Street SW Calgary
AB T2P 0R8
Heytesbury Corporate LLP
7-9 Swallow Street
Reporting Accountants and Auditors
PKF Littlejohn LLP
15 Westferry Circus
Share Registrars Ltd
17 West Street