Revive Therapeutics Announces New Leadership Appointment and Board Change
TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (“Revive” and the “Company”) (CSE: RW), a cannabis life sciences company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of novel cannabinoid-based products, is pleased to announce that all the resolutions put forward by the Company at its annual general meeting of shareholders (the “AGM”) held on December 18, 2019 were approved at the AGM.
At a meeting of the board of directors of the Company held immediately following the AGM on December 18, 2019, Mr. Michael Frank was elected Chairman of the Board and appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Carmelo Marrelli remains as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Craig Leon and Mr. Fabio Chianelli, previously Chief Executive Officer and President respectively, are no longer officers of the Company per resolutions passed by the board of directors. Furthermore, Mr. Leon, Mr. Chianelli and Mr. Carlo Sansalone have stepped down from the board of directors, and Mr. Christian Scovenna and Mr. Andrew Lindzon were elected as new members of the board of directors.
The Company’s board of directors currently consists of five directors. Each director elected at the AGM will hold office until the next annual meeting or until a successor is duly elected or appointed.
Mr. Frank, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has a strong background in operations, business development, M&A and the capital markets. Mr. Frank is currently the President of Mifran Consulting, providing advisory services to emerging technology companies in a number of key verticals. In the past, Mr. Frank has served as the CEO and Director of Sprylogics International and the Internet of Things Inc., as well as holding senior management positions at Ernst & Young, Data General, and NCR. Mr. Frank has had successful exits in the technology sector including one to Intuit Corporation, and has been instrumental in advising several early stage software companies including a number in the cannabis sector over the last few years. Additionally, Mr. Frank has consulted to Revive’s senior management team on various strategic initiatives.
Mr. Joshua Herman, a director of the Company, is the Chief Executive Officer of Herman Holdings Limited. Mr. Herman was a corporate accountant at Hennick Herman for 8 years where he focused on advising clients on various transactional, accounting and tax issues. In 2015, Mr. Herman began early-stage investing in the medical marijuana industry, where he has since become a prolific and well known investor. In 2017, Mr. Herman founded Herman Holdings in order to capitalize on the top investment opportunities he has access to within the cannabis space.
Mr. Christian Scovenna is a highly-experienced C-Suite Executive with over twelve years of capital market experience. In his most recent engagement with Mojave Jane Brands Inc. (formerly, High Hampton Holdings Corp.) (CSE: JANE), he was instrumental in building the company as one of the original founders and was a key member of the management team as interim CEO and Senior VP Corporate Finance while also serving on the board as a director. As Managing Director at a boutique firm, Mr. Scovenna led six portfolio companies within the group where he focused on raising capital and business development. He also spent four years with Frontier Merchant Capital Group as Director & Senior VP of Operations and served as Managing Partner with Lions Edge Capital. Over the years, Mr. Scovenna has been successful in completing numerous M&A activities and capital raises. He currently serves as Director & Sr. VP of Corporate Development for Pasofino Gold Limited (formerly Enforcer Gold Corp.) (VEIN-TSX.V) and Tevano Payment Systems (Private Co.) as VP Of Corporate Development.
Mr. Andrew Lindzon, a director of the Company, is a seasoned professional and investor with an excellent track record. He earned an LLB from Osgoode Hall (1984) and is CEO of Ashlin Technology Solutions since 1985. Ashlin provides North American companies with technology products and services to improve business processes.
ABOUT REVIVE THERAPEUTICS LTD.
Revive Therapeutics Ltd. is a cannabis life sciences Company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel cannabinoid-based products. The Company’s novel cannabinoid delivery technology is being advanced to fill the medical needs for diseases and disorders such as pain, inflammation, and wound care. Revive’s cannabinoid pharmaceutical portfolio focuses on rare inflammatory and liver diseases. For more information, visit www.ReviveThera.com.
For more information please contact:
Michael Frank – Chief Executive Officer
Revive Therapeutics Ltd.
Tel: (905) 605-5535
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