Emmanuel Paul, CPA, B.E.
Emmanuel Paul is a seasoned entrepreneur and management consultant with expertise on Organizational Design, Operational Efficiency, Financial Modeling, Project Management and Restructuring. He started his career as a Computer Engineer with Intel in Phoenix, Arizona and later worked with other technology start-ups in Silicon Valley, California. Over the last 15 years, Emmanuel has consulted with a multitude of companies with sectors ranging from Technology, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Service, Management Consulting and most recently Medical Cannabis. Mr. Paul, is Co-Founder & CEO of IndusCann Research, a business focused on the research and commercialization of medical cannabis in India. Most recently, he was the founding partner of Spartan Wellness Corporation, a unique veteran-focused health care service provider that specializes in prescribing medical cannabis, as well as providing education and ongoing care. Spartan Wellness was sold to MPX Bioceutical Corporation in September 2018. Mr. Paul additionally acts as special advisor to several European cannabis licence holders in Germany, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland, providing strategic management and developing new international cannabis trade opportunities between North America, Europe and Asia. Emmanuel is a CPA and holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He joined the Nabis Board in August of 2019.
Shay has over 20 years of business experience and was most recently a founding partner and Vice President of Operations at MPX Bioceutical Corporation. Shay spent the last 5 years of his career focused on the North American cannabis space and helped to build MPX’s portfolio of international cannabis assets. Shay is adept at sourcing unique opportunities that deal directly with the development, branding, importing, consumer packaging and distribution of a variety of product lines. Shay has been on the Board since the company's inception.
James has worked in Finance for the past 22 years, having started in commercial banking in 1998, and later working as a partner in a mortgage brokerage with an in-house small-cap commercial development fund for 7 years. In 2015 James founded Candela, a boutique Corporate Finance Consulting firm with three partners, raising capital on a global basis, structuring bond offerings and working with Family Offices, Commodity Trading Groups, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms alike. James has always been an avid athlete which led him to incorporate CBD-based products into his regime. He is an avid proponent of cannabinoid therapy. Starting with grass-roots investments in the Canadian Medical Cannabis sector in 2015, he earned the opportunity to work on corporate finance contracts giving him the experience to take on the early-stage company building activities including interim CFO roles, sourcing development financing and capital raising for clients in every sector of legal cannabis businesses. James currently sits as an Independent Director for Robix Environmental Technologies Inc. (CSE:RZX) and is a Co-Founder, President and Director of Gaia Grow Corporation (TSXV:GAIA). Through executing on development and corporate growth targets, James is always mindful to ensure open communication, honesty and integrity with all teammates and stakeholders. James lives in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Tworek is a recent addition to the Nabis Board as of August 2020.