Board of Directors
Nitin Kaushal – Chairman: Mr. Kaushal has worked in senior roles with a number of Canadian investment banks focused on healthcare, including Desjardins Securities Inc, Orion Securities Inc, Vengate Capital, HSBC Securities Inc and Gordon Capital. He has held roles within the private equity/venture capital industry at MDS Capital Corp. and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in their M&A, valuation and audit groups. In addition, Mr. Kaushal has sat on a number of public and private company boards. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant.
Michael Hynes – Director: Mr. Hynes has dual undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering and Cellular Biology from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Mr. Hynes has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Medical Degree (MD) from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Mr. Hynes has a broad experience in business and medicine, working at Exis Capital, a New York-based hedge fund as well as Merck & Co., a large pharmaceutical company. Mr. Hynes has taken a keen interest in the effects of marijuana on several medical indications and the business and market opportunities opened up by these effects.
Jacob Gamble – CEO: Mr. Gamble has a more than 20-year track record ranging from operations to finance. Mr. Gamble rose to the level of Vice President of Fisher Investments overseeing a significant business line during his 13-year period with that company, and worked as a Managing Director at Paulson Investments before striking out into the cannabis industry. Mr. Gamble specializes in the process of licensing, build-outs and development of vertically integrated operations. He has deep knowledge, contacts and experience within the cannabis industry. Through his finance background, Mr. Gamble also has experience in acquisitions of small private companies and operational integration of disparate businesses. Mr. Gamble has an undergraduate degree from Oregon State University and attended Stanford University for post-baccalaureate studies in economics. He has a Masters of Science degree from Florida Institute of Technology.
Christopher Heath – Director: Mr. Heath has been with BLVD Centers since summer of 2015. Up until 2015, Mr. Heath managed a largescale marketing department at IQAir, which manufacturers air purifiers for the medical and homecare industries. Prior to IQAir, Mr. Heath created business and lead generation strategies across multiple digital verticals. His passion for the addiction recovery field led Mr. Heath to BLVD Centers, where he helped the company establish a business model that will precipitate growth and has catapulted BLVD Centers to be one of the top alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers in the United States. He attended school in Southern California where he obtained his Bachelor’s in Business Economics and an MBA.