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Our team of entrepreneurs, operators, and financiers are behind the world’s leading cannabis companies. Tidal Royalty presents the opportunity to leverage our skills and expertise in the biggest market in the world, as it undergoes a seismic shift in public perception, financing, and regulation. We are committed to creating value for our shareholders, our community partners, and the cannabis industry.

Paul Rosen, CEO & Chairman

Paul is a noted career entrepreneur and management consultant. Over the last 5 years, he has become one of Canada’s most active and diversified investors in the emerging cannabis industry. He is the founder and Managing Director of BreakWater Venture Capital, a private venture capital fund and advisory based in Toronto. Paul was a co-founder of PharmaCan Capital, now operating as The Cronos Group (CRON:NASDAQ, CRON.V), where he served as President and CEO for three years. Paul sits on the Board and chairs the Audit Committee of iAnthus Capital Holdings (IAN.C), a publicly-traded New York-based investment bank, sits on the Board of Hill Street Beverages, and acts as an advisory to several companies in the industry. Paul is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and received a B.A. in Economics from Western University in 1985 and LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1988.

Terry Taouss, President

Terry is an entrepreneur with operational experience scaling fast-growing businesses. Terry was part of the founding management team at SiteScout, an advertising technology company that he helped profitably build through its successful acquisition in 2013. In that role, Terry had carriage over all finance, legal, and corporate development functions. Terry then served as the Managing Director of Centro Canada, with carriage over strategy, product, marketing and sales, and was a member of the Centro executive team, helping guide strategy for the company's broader technology and services offering. Terry is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and practiced corporate law in Canada for several years. He built a corporate practice advising high-growth clients in a diverse range of industries and led numerous M&A transactions (buy and sell side). Terry received a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

Theo van Der Linde, CFO

Theo is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years extensive experience in finance, reporting, regulatory requirements, public company administration, equity markets and financing of publicly traded companies. He has served as a CFO & Director for a number of TSX Venture Exchange and Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) listed companies over the past several years. Theo has extensive experience in financial services, manufacturing, oil & gas, mining and retail industries. Most recently, he has been involved with future use trends of natural resources as well as other disruptive technologies. Theo received a B.Comm. (Hons) in Finance, is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of good standing of the Institute of the Chartered Public Accountants of British Columbia.

Jonathan Beland, Vice President- Corporate Development

Jonathan has been focused on investing and providing corporate advisory to some of the marquee clients in the cannabis sector since 2016. Prior to joining Tidal, Jonathan spent seven years in mid-level sell side investment banking roles with BMO, Deloitte and other firms focusing on the cannabis and mining sectors, and seven years in professional services in both consulting engineering at AECOM and ICI facility construction management working on major projects across Canada. Some of the core clients Jonathan was responsible for covering included Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, MedReleaf, PotashCorp, Mosaic, Agrium, BHP, Vale, CN, CP and Aecon. Jonathan holds a B.A. in Architectural Theory and History from Carleton University, an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Technology from George Brown College, an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto specializing in Investment Banking and has passed the Level II exam of the Chartered Financial Analyst program. He is also a registered Exempt Market Practitioner licensed to distribute securities.

Stefania Zilinskas, General Counsel

Stefania is a lawyer with significant capital markets experience. Stefania comes from an extensive background in securities law having worked for over five years in both the Toronto and New York offices of a leading Canadian business law firm. Her experience includes advising on corporate governance, capital markets transactions (debt and equity), registrations and continuous disclosures. Stefania has considerable experience focusing on Canada/U.S. cross-border M&A transactions and financings, especially as they relate to private equity transactions. Prior to law, Stefania worked as a communications and media consultant. Stefania is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and studied at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She also received an Honours Bachelor of Journalism, Summa Cum Laude, from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.