Management & Board of Directors
Mr. Monaco is the President of Gage Growth Corp. and brings a wealth of capital markets experience. Prior to Gage, he held a position of director of investment banking at XIB Financial Inc. Previous work experience includes GMP Securities L.P. and Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.
Mr. Finos has been with Gage Growth Corp. since June 2019, promoted to President and EVP of Operations in March 2020. He is a Global Operations Executive leader with a 25+ year track record of comprehensive achievements across Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Information Technology disciplines. He has years of progressive operations experience working for publicly traded companies such as, Cequent, TriMas, and most recently was the Chief Operations Officer at Horizon Global, #1 Global Trailer and Towing company in the world and publicly traded on the NYSE (HZN). He was responsible for operations across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has extensive inventory planning and SIOP implementation experience.
Mr. Watza has been with Gage Growth Corp. since May 2020. Prior to joining Gage, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Perceptron, Inc., a Michigan-based industrial automation company with subsidiary operations throughout the world, from November 2016 until November 2019. Mr. Watza served as a Board Member of Perceptron from June 2018 to November 2019, and Chief Financial Officer of the company from October 2015 until November 2016. Prior to his time at Perceptron, he held various corporate, operational, and finance vice-president positions at TriMas Corporation, a global manufacturer and provider of products for customers in the consumer products, aerospace and industrial end markets.
Mr. Linton is the founder and former CEO of Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s largest cannabis company. He brings a wealth of experience in building strong companies, developing world-class teams, and positioning his companies in sectors driven by waves of public policy change.
Currently, he holds the positions of: Chairman and CEO of Collective Growth Corporation, Co-Chairman for Martello Technologies Group and Co-Founder of Ruckify. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board for Red Light Holland Corp., Non-Executive Chairman of Oskare Capital, Director with Mindmed and the Canadian Olympic Foundation, and an active investor with SLANG Worldwide Inc., and OG DNA Genetics Inc.
Mr. Hermiz is one of the founders of Gage Growth Corp., and has succeeded as an entrepreneur in various industries, including the mortgage and real estate industry, the import/export industry and the telecommunications industry, among others. Prior to the Corporation, Mr. Hermiz was the founder of a federally licensed healthcare company in Canada in 2017, and built it to one of the best producers in the country in terms of quality, and operational track record. In the mortgage industry, from 2004-2010, he ran a company with over five brokers, and providing loans in excess of $5 million per month, and also was involved with various property development projects throughout Michigan. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Hermiz brings his wealth of knowledge and has been instrumental to the business since inception.
Dr. Harb is an experienced compliance and regulatory affairs professional with over 25 years of experience in research, quality assurance, compliance and regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical and cannabis industry. After receiving her PhD in Chemistry of Medicinal Plant from the University of Haute Alsace France and her MBA in International Regulatory Affairs from the University of Paris V, she has worked for many world-wide pharmaceutical companies, dealt with many regulatory agencies (the US-FDA, the European Medicines Agency and Health Canada) and acquired extensive compliance and regulatory expertise. She also worked as regulatory and compliance advisor for cannabis firms
Mr. Mavrinac served as the Chief Financial Officer of George Weston Limited and Executive Vice President of Loblaw Companies Limited from 2003 to 2007 and is the Member of the Audit Committee for Gage Growth Corp. In 1996, Mr. Mavrinac assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Finance for George Weston Limited and Loblaw Companies Limited. Mr. Mavrinac is currently a member of the boards of directors of Roots Corporation, TerrAscend and RIV Capital. Mr. Mavrinac has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.