Founder & CEO

Founder & CEO

Sarah Tahor

Sarah Tahor is an entrepreneur with15+ years of leadership experience in international business strategy, M&A, business development and strategic partnerships primarily in technology companies. Before establishing Can Innovation Finder she was the VP Business Development at Lift & Co., the largest Canadian Cannabis Aggregator, set to go public in August 2018. Before that, she held executive Business Development roles in various startups and established companies in Israel and the US. She also founded and raised funds for her own company, Photostalgia. Sarah holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BA from the University of British Columbia. 

Co-founder & COO

Co-founder & COO

Yona Cymerman

Having lived and worked in Canada, Israel and the UK, Yona is familiar with the cultural nuances that need to be taken into consideration when conducting business globally.  Formerly VP Strategic Marketing at Ruder Finn, Yona has over 20 years experience in all aspects of marketing.  In addition to her role at CIF, Yona is founder and managing director of Shalhevet Communications, a boutique marketing strategy firm in Israel (est. 2007).  Yona has developed and implemented global marketing plans for Israel's leading start-ups, SMBs and enterprise businesses, with close ties to leading accelerator programs.  

 

Our Strategic Advisors

Deepak Anand

CEO & Co-Founder Materia Ventures
Board Member, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM);
Vice President National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Canada;
Mentor Grow Tech Labs;
Advisor to the Board National Association of Cannabis Professionals. (NACP)

Brianna Martyn

As the co-founder of Compass Cannabis Clinics and Starbuds Canada, Brianna Martyn has quickly created one of the largest international cannabis networks in the world. Drawing on her past experience working for major retail outlets, Brianna has utilized several years of operational expertise to navigate the ever-changing regulatory world of cannabis. Along with her startup mentality, Brianna’s commitment to investing in talent within her organizations has allowed her companies to grow rapidly in a highly competitive landscape.