About Ascent

We have carefully positioned ourselves to sit enviably amongst the industry in order to identify and invest strategically in emerging markets. The depth of our team plus our passion for cannabis, coupled with an increased user acceptance world wide, has opened many such opportunities. This same combination is allowing us to increase capitalization while turning opportunities into successful ventures across multiple jurisdictions.

North America

Europe

Facilities

Oregon

Portland, OR

Nevada

Las Vegas, NV
Building Size

7,000sq ft custom retrofit warehouse

37,000sq ft custom retrofit warehouse

Land Size

0.25 acres

1.5 acres

Cultivation Operations Annual Capacity

Production only

3 million grams high grade dried flower

Production Operations Annual Capacity

1.5 million grams of CO2 extracted & formulated oil commercial kitchen

3 million grams of CO2 extracted & formulated oil commercial kitchen

Tissue Culture Annual Capacity

Production only

1 million tissue culture cuttings

Operations Status

Currently operational

Partially operational

Leadership

Paul Dillman
CEO & Director

Mr. Dillman previously served as the Executive VP of Marketing, Sales & Operations at Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Dillman has over 30 years of global multi-national company experience, having served in senior positions at Philip Morris, AB InBev, and Coca-Cola. In the past 10 years, Mr. Dillman has successfully led the growth of a number of start-up companies, including founding and acting as President of Electronic Cigarettes International Group.

Mark Lotz
CFO & Director

Mr. Lotz is a Chartered Professional Accountant practicing publicly through his firm Lotz CPA Inc. Having qualified in 1994, Mr. Lotz brings a wealth of experience in business, tax and consulting. Formerly a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in the brokerage industry, he also has senior management experience in the mining, manufacturing, cannabis and digital media sectors. He provides strategic tax and business planning and is a sought-after expert for complex contractual issues and financial quantification. His public company experience is extensive, including Candente Copper Corp., Handa Mining and Specialty Liquid Transportation Corp.

Jeremy South
Chairman of the Board

A senior finance and M&A professional with over 30 years of experience with leading global organizations. He has held increasingly senior positions with private equity and investment banking firms in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Jeremy has deep experience in the C suite across multiple sectors including mining, consumer business and financial services. In 2016, Jeremy co-founded SouthPac Partners, a private investment group focused on private operating businesses and real estate assets. He is an experienced corporate director and holds the ICD.D designation.

Paul Dillman
CEO & Director

Mr. Dillman previously served as the Executive VP of Marketing, Sales & Operations at Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Dillman has over 30 years of global multi-national company experience, having served in senior positions at Philip Morris, AB InBev, and Coca-Cola. In the past 10 years, Mr. Dillman has successfully led the growth of a number of start-up companies, including founding and acting as President of Electronic Cigarettes International Group.

Mark Lotz
CFO & Director

Mr. Lotz is a Chartered Professional Accountant practicing publicly through his firm Lotz CPA Inc. Having qualified in 1994, Mr. Lotz brings a wealth of experience in business, tax and consulting. Formerly a Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in the brokerage industry, he also has senior management experience in the mining, manufacturing, cannabis and digital media sectors. He provides strategic tax and business planning and is a sought-after expert for complex contractual issues and financial quantification. His public company experience is extensive, including Candente Copper Corp., Handa Mining and Specialty Liquid Transportation Corp.

David Hurford
Director

Mr. Hurford has over 20 years of experience working in senior roles with federal, provincial and municipal governments, crown corporations, non-profit organizations and a top 40 global university.

Mahony Cai
Director

Mr. Cai brings over 20 years of business experience in the manufacturing industry and a TSX-V listed company. He served as director of Kaiser America Inc., a multi-national apparel manufacturer for seven years. In addition to his career with Kaiser America Inc., Mr. Cai held a variety of senior roles in finance, accounting and strategy in various multi-national companies. Being a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant, Mr. Cai also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Business Administration from Hong Kong Baptist University.