SLANG Worldwide Inc. is a leading global cannabis consumer packaged goods company with a robust portfolio of renowned brands distributed across more than 2,600 stores in 12 US states, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Company is focused on acquiring and developing market-proven regional brands as well as creating new brands to meet the needs of cannabis consumers worldwide. SLANG is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol SLNG.
Chris Driessen | President & Chief Executive Officer@SLANG Worldwide (CNSX: SLNG) (OTCQB: SLGWF)
Chris Driessen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SLANG Worldwide (CSE: SLNG). In his role, Driessen is responsible for the overall performance of the organization. His leadership has been instrumental in creating business processes that streamline efficiency, drive dramatic revenue gains and foster lasting, mutually-profitable strategic partnerships with the largest names in the marijuana industry.
Driessen is a seasoned media pro, and has been featured in publications like Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Variety, and Entrepreneur, among others. His key role at the forefront of the cannabis industry has made him the sought-after thought leader on all things related to the business of marijuana.
In his professional tenure, Driessen has led sales efforts for Fortune 500 companies including Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Konica Minolta, Marriott, and Intercontinental Hotels Group. Outside the office, Chris can be found spending time with his wife and three children, hoarding airline and hotel miles, and cooking what some might call the best BBQ in America.
Mikel Rutherford | CFO@SLANG World Wide
Mikel Rutherford is currently the CFO of SLANG Worldwide after having served as SLANG’s Executive Vice President of Finance since 2018, where he played a key role in the Company’s financial reporting and management as well as several major financing transactions. He has also served as Director of Finance for SLANG portfolio company Agripharm Corp. With over 10 years of both public and private experience, Mike has a track record of bringing a structured approach to scaling companies to facilitate fast-paced growth. Mike is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Wilfred Laurier University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph.