Goodwin brings decades of senior leadership experience scaling revenue and building partnerships as company accelerates growth
EDMONTON and ST. STEPHEN, NB, Aug. 29, 2019 /CNW/ – Stewart Farms Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of pharmaceutical, healthcare and cannabis industry executive Damon Goodwin as Chief Revenue Officer effective August 15, 2019. Goodwin will play an integral part generating revenue across multiple verticals as Stewart Farms establishes Canada’s largest indoor aquaponics facility in St. Stephen, NB. The company is converting a 100,000 square foot former foundry into a high-tech, automated vertical farm and aquaponics facility able to produce medical grade, organic cannabis.
“We are confident that Damon’s track record and leadership qualities, combined with his extensive commercial and licensing expertise, make him the right person to drive sales generation in the next stage of our rapid growth,” says Tanner Stewart, CEO of Stewart Farms. “He will ensure that we have the capital in place and the ability to monetize our products as quickly and effectively as possible. We’re excited to have him on board as we strengthen our senior leadership team.”
Goodwin has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with the majority of that time spent in pharmaceutical business strategy, international product licensing, business development and commercial operations. He has proven expertise in leading companies through start-up to rapid growth, expansion and value creation at companies including Biovail, Organon, Boehringer Ingelheim and Aspen Pharmacare.
With deep experience in highly regulated industries, Goodwin has built innovative, lasting partnerships with governments, industry partners and private-sector businesses that foster growth and increase shareholder value.
Most recently, Goodwin worked in the international cannabis space as the VP of Revenue and Partnerships with multi-platform media company and lifestyle brand Civilized. There, he consistently exceeded corporate revenue targets by monetizing the company’s digital products and events, including the annual World Cannabis Congress.
“With its environmental focus in both aquaculture and aquaponics, Stewart Farms is poised to bring to market outstanding quality in cannabis and tilapia in a way that is both sustainable and cost-effective,” says Goodwin. “It’s an exciting time to be involved and I’m thrilled to be in this new role.”
Stewart Farms plans to create 142 new jobs in St. Stephen over the next 30 months; not including the construction, logistics and ancillary work that will occur as the company ramps up to full production.
SOURCE Stewart Vertical Farms Inc.