Calyx Brands started as the Cannabis Rep Network (CRN) in 2015 to help brands get their products into more dispensaries for a fraction of the cost and time of building a sales team.
In March 2018, Calyx Brands was acquired by Nutritional High International (CSE: EAT; NASDAQ OTC: SPLIF), a leader focused on developing, manufacturing, and distributing products and nationally recognized brands in the marijuana-infused products industry.
NHI is based in Toronto, Canada, with operations in Illinois, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California, and Nevada.
What this means for Calyx customers is that you have more resources and an even bigger network than before. Through Calyx and NHI, brands now have access to extraction, manufacturing and distribution across CA, CO, WA, NV and OR. Brands distributed by Calyx also receive priority investment consideration by Nutritional High and NHI’s network of private equity partners.
It’s simple: to help you. For brands, that means we help you ensure your products are compliant, from the latest packaging laws to complying with different state regulations, testing procedures, and taxation.
For retailers, our approach is to help you educate new cannabis consumers. As cannabis becomes legalized, you have a whole new crop of consumers waiting to purchase edibles, vapes, flowers, and other products. But they also don’t know about potency levels, taste consistency, what type of feeling they’ll get and so forth. It can be challenging as a retailer to manage a store, find brands to carry, and educate consumers. We’ll bring you objective data on things like dosages, lab results, effectiveness, potency etc. so you can share that information with your clients and patients and help them make informed decisions.
Finally, our approach is to connect you. Whether it’s connecting brands, retailers, investors, manufacturers and others, we make sure that you get access to a cannabis community you wouldn’t know about otherwise.
Dakota co-founded The Cannabis Rep Network in 2014 then acquired distributor California Holistic Transfer in 2015 to create Calyx Brands. Previously, Dakota spent 15 years as a tech executive, serving as SVP/GM for two mobile ad tech providers; Amobee (acquired by SingTel in 2012 for $320M) and Velti ($250M NASDAQ IPO). Dakota also served as VP Sales & Marketing for Adap.tv, an online video exchange that was acquired by AOL. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer for BlueLithium, an online advertising network that was acquired by Yahoo! Inc. for $300M. Dakota also served as VP Global Marketing and Channel Sales for LookSmart, a pioneering search engine.
Bethany has led sales for Calyx since its founding in 2016. Prior to joining Calyx, Bethany ran global sales and marketing for Juice Beauty, where she managed all global retail partners including Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, HSN and Whole Foods. Bethany also served as Account Executive for Puig Prestige Beauty where she oversaw the Sephora business and was responsible for the launch of Prada Fragrance.
Along with Chairman David Posner, Adam founded Nutritional High International. He is also Co-founder of Foundation Markets, a Toronto-based investment bank and exempt market dealer. Adam is also a Partner in Fogler, Rubinoff LLP, and a member of its securities law group. Adam is a Board member of Aurora Cannabis, Inc. (NYSE: ACB) and Harborside, Inc. (CSE: HBOR)
Billy founded Peloton Pharmaceuticals, where he designed, developed, and deployed a nearly autonomous grow system that mitigates labor and reduces cost. His experience in operating marijuana companies includes founding The Union Collective, a successful delivery dispensary; Capstone Analytical, one of the first Bay Area thin layer chromatography testing facilities; and Temez Extracts. He also pioneered a patented water conserving technology that eliminates water change outs.
David brought “Hempen Gold,” the first hemp-infused beer to Canada. He also imported and created marketing and branding initiatives for various other alcoholic products in Canada. Previously, David was Acquisitions Manager for Stonegate Properties Inc. where he managed real estate and brokered deals in Canada and US.
Mike is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years experience managing all aspects of operations, finance and long term strategic planning for a number of large- to medium-size companies. Prior to joining Nutritional High, his last 10 years were focused on the wine and spirits industry, where he served as CFO/COO at Clos Du Val Winery, Bounty Hunter Wine and Spirits, Cameron Hughes, and Coppola Wines. Mike worked for six years in public accounting at Deloitte NYC for audit clients in the financial services industry. He is a Certified Public Accountant.