Mr. Gertner is a serial entrepreneur with experience in start-ups, going public transactions, fashion, retail, architecture, real estate, finance and cannabis.
Mr. Gertner is a co-founder and former chairman of PharmaCan Capital Corporation (MMJ.V) (now Cronos) Canada’s first publicly traded merchant bank in the medical marijuana sector with investments in five of the thirty-eight legal licensed producers in Canada. He is also a co-founder of Tokyo Smoke. Mr. Gertner was a Co-founder and Director of Cannasat Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CYNA) The first medical marijuana company to be listed on the Toronto stock exchange with an investment in the first government contracted facility growing medical marijuana in Canada called Prairie Plant Systems now called Cannimed Therapeutics Inc. (CMED.TO).
Mr. Gertner is the current Chairman of HG2 Capital Corp., an investment, merchant bank in the cannabis sector. Mr. Gertner is currently on the board of Emblem Corp. (EMC.V), Green Acre Capital and on the board of the Design Exchange, and anÂ adjunct professor of the Daniel School of Architecture Landscape and Urban Design at The University of Toronto.
Mr. Gertner is a graduate of The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto and has completed the ICD.D designation at the Rotman School of Management.