Everett Knight oversees corporate strategy including mergers & acquisitions, marketing, and investor relations. Mr. Knight is known across the cannabis space for his expertise and thought leadership where he has been involved with working, analyzing, lobbying, investing, advising, and consulting throughout the cannabis value chain.
Prior to Valens, Mr. Knight was a portfolio manager at Matco Financial Inc where he ran a Small Cap Fund and launched the first long only institutional Cannabis Fund in Canada and led them both to become the top performing funds in their corresponding categories. He has toured over 85 facilities worldwide and analyzed over 1200+ cannabis globally where he accumulated a thorough understanding of the industry, regulations, subsectors, and the companies involved in this fast-growing space. His focus in the cannabis industry has shifted in recent years to developing a specialty in extraction, testing, formulation, & value-added products.
Mr. Knight graduated from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business with a Bachelor in Commerce majoring in Finance and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.