George Scorsis brings over 15 years of leadership experience to the Liberty team having led companies to rapid growth within highly regulated areas such as alcohol, energy drinks and, most recently, medical cannabis. Scorsis served as the President of Red Bull Canada and was instrumental in restructuring the organization from a geographical and operational perspective, growing the business to $150 MM in revenue. In that role, he also worked closely with Health Canada on guidelines regulating the energy drink category. Most recently, Scorsis was with Mettrum Health Corp as President and was fundamental in shaping MettrumTM & Mettrum OriginalsTM. Under his leadership, the company was acquired for $430 M. Scorsis is a proven leader dedicated to providing results in business growth and development and brings a wealth of CPG experience to this exciting, burgeoning industry.
Get to know some of the key players on the Liberty Health Sciences team.
CEO And Director
Experienced C-Suite leader Rene Gulliver brings over 30 years of experience in finance, business development, and operations to Liberty Health Sciences. Before joining the team, Rene worked with Dream Global REIT as their CFO where the business grew from $1.4 billion in assets to just over $2.8 billion through acquisitions. Working with the capital markets in Canada and Europe, he was responsible for raising the funds to support this growth while maintaining acceptable capital ratios. Before his tenure at Dream Global REIT, Rene was CFO of the Americas at Cushman & Wakefield where he was responsible for financial oversight in the United States, Canada, South America and Mexico. Prior to these roles, he held senior positions at a First Service company as well as Royal LePage, where he was responsible for restructuring those organizations. His financial career started at PwC as part of their Mergers and Acquisitions group, focusing on international transactions. As the Chief Financial Officer of Liberty Health Sciences, Mr. Gulliver is responsible for acquisitions, financial reporting and budgeting as well operational oversight. Rene earned his Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation while working at PwC and has his Honors Business Degree from the University of Western Ontario.
Vice President of Marketing
With over 15 years experience in strategic and commercial brand marketing, Stephanie brings a wealth of leadership and industry knowledge to Liberty Health Sciences. She started her career with Bacardi Canada Inc. where she oversaw the Bacardi Rums portfolio marketing team. She has extensive experience leading national, regional and multicultural marketing initiatives for Bacardi Canada, Diageo Spirits California and Palm Bay International. In addition to driving marketing on such brands as Bulleit Bourbon, Ciroc Vodka, Skinnygirl Margarita and Aperol, Stephanie has also led the strategic implementation of business-critical, big data, business intelligence systems for top-tier companies in the beverage alcohol industry. She has an exceptional track record for managing and building high-profile brands and is dedicated to inspiring consumers and stakeholders, leading high-performance teams and driving positive work relationships and culture.
Vice President of Operations
Lewis Swarts is graduate of the University of Central Florida with studies focused in Business Management. With over 5 years of automation, technology, and programming experience and over 10 years of large scale conventional agriculture experience. This experience was cultivated through the largest value added produce company in the world, Taylor Fresh Foods INC. As the National Director of Operational Excellence and Director of Operations, he was instrumental in the continuous improvement, profitability, and expansion of multiple manufacturing plants around the world. His background is advantageous to the cannabis industry by bringing experience in scalability in expeditiously developing industries.
Director of Innovation and Special Projects
Talaal Rshaidat leads product and process development at liberty Health Sciences, where he started as a senior financial analyst, before building out the innovation and R&D program. Talaal entered the cannabis industry with Mettrum Health Corp, where he played an instrumental role in increasing
operational efficiency and rapidly expanding processing capacity. Previously he worked in the pharmaceutical industry where he gained experience working in a highly regulated environment. Talaal holds a BSc. Double Major in Chemistry & Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from Dalhousie University.