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Brendan Kennedy

Privateer Holdings, Inc.

Seattle, US

Chief Executive Officer

Privateer Holdings, Inc.

Brendan Kennedy
Biography
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

05 Dec 2017
CNET
Tilray Continues to Execute EU Expansion Strategy by Exporting Medical Cannabis to Czech Republic

Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research, production, and distribution, today announced that is has successfully exported dried medical cannabis products to the Czech Republic for nationwide distribution to qualified patients through hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics..."We are proud to be increasing access to medical cannabis across the EU and pleased to be able to serve patients in need in the Czech Republic. With today's announcement, Tilray products are now available in eight countries spanning four continents," said Chief Executive Officer Brendan Kennedy.

10 Nov 2017
Ottawa's plan for excise tax on medical marijuana draws ire of patients, producers

TORONTO — The federal government's proposed plan to impose an excise tax on medical marijuana as well as recreational cannabis has left patient advocate groups and Canadian licensed cannabis producers fuming...Licensed producer Tilray says it supports Ottawa's tax plan for recreational marijuana, but it "falls short" on medical cannabis. "Taxing medical and recreational cannabis at the same rate will erode the medical cannabis system, negatively impacting Canadian patients," said its chief executive Brendan Kennedy, in a statement.

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Brendan Kennedy’s Background

Chief Executive Officer
May 2010 - Present
Seattle, US
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
Dec 2011 - Present
Seattle, US
Leafly is the world's largest cannabis website. Over 10 million adult consumers and medical marijuana patients visit leafly each month to find cannabis strains nearby, browse strains, read news, and review clinics through an attractive and nurturing online environment.
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Brendan Kennedy’s Education

MS Engineering
1994 - 1995
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