Meet the Leaf Forward Team & Mentors
Alex is co-founder of Leaf Forward, Canada's first cannabis business accelerator, which leverages its extensive network of entrepreneurs, industry experts, and senior leaders to foster and grow the canna-startup ecosystem. He’s passionate about helping budding cannabis entrepreneurs by providing them with mentorship, networking, and learning opportunities from successful leaders who have taken ideas and turned them into reality.
Alex has worked in the ACMPR for over a year, as Director of Corporate Affairs and Strategy at an Ontario Based Licensed Producer.
Prior to Leaf, Alex co-founded a boutique public affairs firm where he advised organizations within regulated industries on government relations, advocacy and communications
Brett is a serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Leaf Forward and Senior Public Policy Associate at Uber Canada. Brett’s last three years at Uber involved him working intimately with governments globally on crafting and implementing new and innovative regulations. His work has contributed to the adoption of new regulations in over 10 jurisdictions, including the City of Toronto, Province of Quebec, Province of Alberta, and State of New South Wales, Australia.
Prior to Uber, Brett co-founded Adrenaline Digital, Canada’s first digital agency focused exclusively on online advocacy. After successfully exiting from Adrenaline in 2014, Brett went on to start LineSix, an innovative alternative transit service that earned him a recognition by The Globe and Mail as one of ‘Ten Torontonians who got things done in 2014
Taylor is a co-founder of Leaf Forward and digital marketing veteran. He has led digital marketing campaigns for some of Canada's largest brands, major non-profits, and top political leaders — including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Before joining Leaf, Taylor co-founded and sold a digital marketing shop and served as Creative Director at a boutique advertising agency.