CEO, Hiku Brands
Alan Gertner is the CEO of the recently founded Hiku, the only Canadian craft cannabis producer with a significant national footprint and a growing brand house, including premium cannabis lifestyle brands DOJA, Van der Pop, Maïtri and Tokyo Smoke (co-founded by Alan).
A lover of technology, design and everything in-between, Gertner most recently led a $100M+ organization at Google in Asia. Gertner is a proven leader in strategy and operations, including his role as a founding member of Google's first Global Business Strategy team while based in Mountain View, California. Gertner was formerly a Management Consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York and graduated Dean’s list from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Canada’s leading business school, in 2006. As a youngster, Gertner spent every moment he could interning at wild and weird startups - from building flashy flash websites to developing and selling the garbage bin billboard.
An angel investor and advisor outside of Hiku, Gertner supports programs that empower the greater startup community, the cannabis movement and future generations of people pursuing their passions, including his own Time On Project (www.timeon.org), dedicated to self disruption, mindfulness and winning at life.
Gertner went to computer camp as a kid, he reads too much, loves traveling, and getting lost.