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Brendan Kennedy

Chief Executive Officer

Privateer Holdings, Inc.

Seattle, WA, USA

Brendan Kennedy


Brendan brings a strong background of entrepreneurship and hands-on business experience to Privateer Holdings. He’s successfully led the development of new and existing companies, building teams, crafting products and guiding operations. With a voracious appetite for information, Brendan’s insight into technology and growth industries led him to the forefront of consultation and solutions for the venture-backed business community.

Brendan Kennedy’s Newsfeed

Marijuana Business Magazine Cover Stories

Soft-spoken, clean-cut and often donning a crisp shirt, tie and suit, Brendan Kennedy doesn’t exactly scream rebel. But the 43-year-old co-founder and CEO of Privateer Holdings could be considered somewhat of a rule-breaker, at least inside his company. When Kennedy and his partners Christian Groh and Michael Blue founded Privateer in 2010, they mapped out a crystal clear strategy: build well-known brands that take the marijuana industry out of the counter-culture margins and bring it into the mainstream.

Tilray to post a profit in Canada in the 'next quarter or two': CEO

Tilray Inc. will be profitable in Canada in the “next quarter or two” and in Europe in the next two to three quarters, according to Chief Executive Officer Brendan Kennedy. The pot producer’s stock jumped as much as 8.9 per cent following Kennedy’s comments... click to watch video

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Brendan Kennedy’s Background

Chief Executive Officer
May 2010 - Present
Seattle, WA, USA
Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm that’s actively shaping the remarkably promising cannabis marketplace through the development of strategic acquisitions and investments. We enlist years of hands-on VC experience with trusted advisors, qualified investors, and industry-leading partners to seek bountiful returns both financial and broadly beneficial.
President & CEO
Aug 2013 - Present
Nanaimo, CA
Tilray is a global leader in medical cannabis research and production dedicated to providing safe, consistent and reliable therapy to patients. We are the only GMP certified medical cannabis producer currently supplying products to thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, hospitals, governments and researchers in Australia, Canada, the European Union and the Americas.
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Brendan Kennedy’s Education

MS Engineering
1994 - 1995
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