Leadership and Governance

Rubicon Organics ™ is made up of industry leaders with rich global experience in the consumer products, legacy cannabis cultivation and professional advisory services.

Meet Our Team

Executive Management

Margaret Brodie

Chief Executive Officer
Margaret Brodie has been instrumental in building Rubicon Organics since it was founded in 2015. She began her tenure as the CFO of the Company and was appointed Interim CEO on January 1, 2023. As Interim CEO and CFO, Ms. Brodie led the Company to achieving six consecutive quarters of AEBITDA profitability and five consecutive quarters of positive operating cashflow. Under her leadership in 2023 Rubicon was awarded the prestigious KIND Awards of “Cannabis Company of the Year” and “People’s Choice Best Weed,” and produced two of the top three most popular brands as recommended by Canadian Budtenders in a third-party evaluation. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and executive leadership, of which 10 were spent with KMPG working in the UK and Canada for global beverage and global mining companies. Ms. Brodie has also held numerous corporate development and CFO roles for listed companies

Melanie Ramsey

Chief Commercial Officer
Prior to joining Rubicon Organics™, Mel held senior leadership positions in Diageo and Beiersdorf and brings over 20 years of innovation and brand building experience from both developed and emerging markets.

Janis Risbin

Chief Financial Officer
With a career spanning over two decades in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, Janis Risbin has amassed extensive experience across diverse product categories such as laundry, personal beauty, soft drinks, and frozen foods. Demonstrating a consistent ability to enhance profitability, she has effectively leveraged her financial expertise to propel growth and efficiency throughout her professional journey. Equipped with a wealth of industry knowledge and a proven track record of delivering impactful results, her strategic acumen and financial proficiency will be instrumental in steering growth and maximizing profitability within the dynamic cannabis landscape.

Monika Mascitti

VP of People
Monika has 20+ years experience in both recruitment & HR in CPG and tech start up companies. Formerly with Starbucks Coffee as National Recruitment Manager, then moving to work in start up environments, she has helped companies to scale quickly while maintaining strong company culture.

Chris Still

VP of Sales
A seasoned and experienced CPG professional, Chris has held various leadership roles over 10 years with PepsiCo, where building and developing sales teams, sales structure, and leadership talent was a primary focus & responsibility. Chris began his career in cannabis in 2019 with Tilray, and helped navigate the early and complex days of legalization in Canada.

Mathieu Aubin

VP of Marketing & New Business
Mathieu brings over 15 years of experience in highly regulated CPG companies ranging from tobacco to alcohol beverages, Mathieu is known for leading successful brands on a national level.

The Leadership Team

Kimberley Knook

Market Strategy & Planning Director
Kim brings with her a wealth of global commercial experience from Red Bull where she had proven success in establishing and leading national commercial field teams, setting up and implementing trade essentials and developing commercial and management trainings that were implemented globally.

Mikky Hasch

Director of Cannabis
Mikky has 20 years experience in the Cannabis industry, helping see the industry evolve through legalization and consulting with top brands in both the Canadian and US markets while becoming an innovator in the solventless extraction space.

Sachi Thomas

Sales Director - East
Before Rubicon Organics, Sachi spent her career progressing within prominent CPG companies Red Bull and Weston Foods. Her areas of expertise include category management, business insights and national account management, which led to proven success driving sales and growing market share of several industry leading brands.

Tyler Perkins

Director of Operations & Facilities
Tyler has been with Rubicon Organics since inception and has positively impacted across multiple areas of the business including operations, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, and compliance. He holds a master's degree from Simon Fraser University and has a background in high performance collegiate sports. Tyler has a proven track record of developing high performing teams and fostering growth in high potential individuals.

Yasamin Zanganeh

Director Finance
Yasamin Zanganeh is an accomplished finance professional and has held roles in various industries including CPG, automotive and education. She joins from Nestle Canada and holds an MBA and a CPA designation. Yasamin specializes in commercial and operations finance with a passion in developing high performing teams.

Cheryl Jackisch

Director Supply Chain
Cheryl is an experienced and proactive leader that is passionate about developing people. With over 15 years’ of experience within Supply Chain and Project Management, Cheryl has consistently led teams to deliver strong results by focusing on accuracy, service quality and effective communication

Aikta Chugh

Marketing Director
Aikta brings over 15 years of marketing expertise in the CPG industry. Before joining Rubicon Organics, she spent the majority of her career at Coca-Cola, where she played a pivotal role in launching and cultivating global brands within the Canadian market. Aikta's focus lies in harnessing consumer insights and market dynamics to craft brands that deeply connect with their intended audiences.

Board of Directors

Len Boggio

Len Boggio is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) with significant experience as an auditor, advisor and independent director of public companies. During his 30 years at PwC in Vancouver and the UK, Len's clients included Canadian and multi-national enterprises listed on stock exchanges in Canada, USA, UK, Europe and Australia. Since his retirement from PwC in 2012, he has served as an independent director of several public and private companies including Equinox Gold (TSX: EQX), NewCastle Gold, and BC Hydro and its subsidiary Powerex Corporation. Len has served as the chairman of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (now CPA Canada) and president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia (now CPA BC), and played a senior role in the unification of the Canadian accounting profession. He holds both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce degrees (Honours) from the University of Windsor Ontario and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

Doris Bitz

Independent Director
Doris Bitz has over 30 years of experience successfully building, scaling and growing manufacturing and CPG businesses in North America. In her most recent assignment as President of Dessert Holdings, a leading manufacturer of high-quality dessert products sold through retail and food service customers, Doris was responsible for the vision, strategy and commercial operations that propelled the business from annual revenues of $65 million to nearly $1 billion through organic growth and M&A. Doris has also held executive marketing positions at top-tier CPG companies including PepsiCo Canada and General Mills. Doris holds an HBA and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Michael Detlefsen

Independent Director
Michael Detlefsen is the Managing Director of Pomegranate Capital Advisors, an active investor advisory firm based in Toronto. He has extensive strategic, operating, board and investor experience. He has held senior executive roles at Air Canada (TSX: AC), Bell Canada/BCI (TSX: BCE), Maple Leaf Foods (TSX: MFI) and Ceres Global Ag Corp. (TSX: CRP) and has worked in the consulting practices of Monitor Company and PwC, as well as for the Government of Canada. He has advised and served on many boards, and is well-known and highly respected in the North American business community and within governments for his strategic acumen, operational insights, objective perspective, and ability to fix and grow businesses under challenging circumstances. Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Queen’s University and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). He was named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2002.

David Donnan

Independent Director
Mr. Donnan is a leader in the global food and agricultural sector with over 35 years of experience working in consumer products, technology and retail industries. He is currently a Partner Emeritus at A.T. Kearney and was previously a Senior Partner at the firm where he led their global food and beverage team.

Ian Gordon

Independent Director
Ian Gordon recently retired as the Senior Vice President of Loblaw Brands Limited where he led the development and innovation behind some of Canada’s largest consumer brands including President’s ChoiceTM, no nameTM and Life BrandTM. With the growing issue of plastic waste in the environment, Ian now leads Loblaw’s plastic reduction strategy, overseeing the company’s cross-functional steering committee. Prior to Loblaw, Ian held senior sales and marketing roles at leading CPG companies including Unilever and International Multifoods, and President of ACLC Advertising. He is a board member of Recycle BC, The Canada Plastics Pact, and the Food from Thought research program at the University of Guelph. Ian is a graduate of Queen’s University.

John Pigott

Independent Director
Mr. Pigott serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Morrison Lamothe Inc. and the Chief Executive Officer of Coffee Club. Mr. Pigott’s has extensive experience in strategic planning, sales and product development in manufacturing frozen food products for many national and retailer owned brands.

Karen Proud

Independent Director
Karen is a policy strategist who has over 20 years experience in government relations, policy development, and regulatory and legislative affairs. Karen is currently the President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada. Prior to joining Fertilizer Canada, Karen served as the Chief Operating Officer for Food, Health and Consumer Products Canada, President of Consumer Health Products Canada, and Vice President of Federal Government Affairs for the Retail Council of Canada. Karen is a board member of Nutrients for Life, a charitable organization focusing on soil science and agricultural sustainability. She is also a past board member of the Global Self Care Federation, Labour Watch, as well as the Canadian Partnership for Consumer Food Safety Education. Karen holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

Margaret Brodie; CPA, CA

Ms. Brodie has over 20 years of experience in finance, of which 10 were spent with KMPG working in both London, UK and Canada, on global beverage and global mining companies. Ms Brodie has also held numerous corporate development and CFO roles for listed companies.

Governance Documents