Team

Our team has a proven track record of leadership and execution in business, government, and retail. Our Chairman Michael Harcourt is the former Premier of British Columbia. Our CEO Darcy Bomford has three decades of experience as a leader in the pet product and consumer packaged goods industry. The True Leaf team has broad industry experience in finance, manufacturing, government relations and retail distribution. In addition, the marketing team brings deep knowledge and experience in branding, e-commerce and social and traditional media.

 

Mike Harcourt

Michael F. Harcourt

Chairman - Mike Harcourt served as Premier of British Columbia 1991-96 and prior to that mayor of Vancouver. He helped the province earn its reputation as one of the most livable places in the world. After stepping down from politics, he was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve as a member of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy. Order of Canada recipient.

darcy bomford

Darcy Bomford

Chief Executive Officer, Director - Three decades of executive management experience and a 30-year history of manufacturing pet products in three federally inspected plants throughout the USA and Canada. Highly adept at building brands through corporate vision, strategy and the successful development of relationships with team members and strategic partners.

kerry biggs

Kerry Biggs

Chief Financial Officer - Kerry has over 20 years finance and business experience, most recently with lululemon athletica, where he was Vice President, Treasurer looking after all capital markets, liquidity, treasury and insurance & risk activities of the global group. Before this, Kerry was Vice President, Finance at GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., responsible for capital markets, risk management, accounting, tax planning, and corporate M&A activities. Kerry holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario), a Charted Professional Accountant designation, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the University of Victoria.

Kevin Bottomley

Kevin Bottomley

Corporate Communications, Director - Kevin has spent the last 15 years in public markets focusing on company creation and capital raising. In that time Kevin has been a part of the successful completion of over 75 Million dollars in funding through networks in North America, Europe and Asia. Kevin’s drive and discipline have allowed him to navigate challenging business scenarios.

Chuck Austin

Chuck Austin

Advisor, CPA - Former senior audit partner with Ernst and Young. 35 years of experience providing audit, accounting, taxation and general business advice to a wide range of clients. Significant experience auditing public companies and assisting with their initial public financing.

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Tenzin Khangsar

Executive Vice President - Tenzin has a unique multi-sector profile of leadership in the start up, corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Working in the Office of the Prime Minister, Tenzin was responsible for developing and implementing strategic policy and communications plans for multicultural communities and ethnic media. As a result, Tenzin was recognized as one of the top 60 influencing Canadian foreign policy. Queen's Diamond Jubilee recipient.

Paul Sullivan

Paul Sullivan

Public Relations, Consultant - Award-winning journalist and PR strategist recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the 20 most prominent British Columbians on the Internet. Formerly Western Editor of the Globe and Mail, Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun and host of CBC’s Early Edition.

Allen Fujimoto

Allen Fujimoto

Senior Vice-President, Operations of True Leaf Pet - Allen brings over 25 years of extensive experience building and optimizing world-class supply chain networks in the consumer goods industry and leading complex business transformations for global, billion-dollar companies. He most recently served as Vice President, Transformation for Petco, where he is credited with improving profitability through assortment and supplier optimization. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Director at AlixPartners, a leading management consulting firm, Managing Director at Accenture, and Partner at ATKearney.

Sylvain Toutant

Sylvain Toutant

Director - Mr. Toutant has more than 17 years of experience as an executive in the beverage and consumer packaged goods industries and is a recognized specialist in retailing. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of DAVIDsTEA, Canada’s largest specialty tea boutique, where he was responsible for the company’s growth in Canada, the United States, and around the world. He also led the company’s successful IPO to NASDAQ. Previously he served as President of Keurig Canada, where he accelerated growth through a strategic alliance with Keurig Green Mountain in the United States and was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), Quebec's liquor board.

Don Chisholm

Don Chisholm

Mr. Chisholm, a brand and innovation expert with more than 30 years of experience working with brands such as Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Vega, and Constellation Brands, will provide leadership within the True Leaf team, championing the development of multiple branded platforms and guiding the company’s overall innovation pipeline. Mr. Chisholm is Co-Founder and Innovation Director of True Leaf’s branding partner, Dossier, a team that has extensive experience developing commercially successful brands in the health and wellness industry.

Molly

Molly

Quality Control Analyst - With 10+ years of experience in the pet food industry and a Masters in sniffology, Molly ensures top-notch quality throughout product lines by implementing extensive tests to meet or exceed requirements in product density, smell, and overall flavor. Molly is a crucial member of our team and also increases workplace morale through physical contact.

Griffin

Griffin

Data Security & Palatability Expert - A Seppala Siberian Sleddog with 7+ months experience as a pet food connoisseur, Griffin plays a role in identifying the balance between healthy and tasty. Specializing in fruits and vegetables, he ensures we meet the palatability needs of dogs everywhere. His skills in office data protection are also an asset, assisting in the shred and destruction of confidential and private office documents without the ridiculous operating costs of electronic shredders. 

Kaly

Kaly

Regional Sales Assistant - Kaly spends her days riding shotgun with Alisha travelling the country sharing her love of True Leaf with every dog she meets. From dog-parks, to community events, to pet stores, Kaly can be found promoting the benefits of hemp for pets, and acting of a living example of how True Hemp is keeping this 10 year old Aussie running, playing, and as happy and healthy as ever.

 

 

 


 

 

 

BE A PART OF THE TEAM

True Leaf is a dynamic, rapidly growing company. If you share our passion and values for quality of life for people and pets, send us your resume and cover letter to info@trueleaf.com.

 

 

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