Wellness Lifestyles Inc. (TSX-V:WELL) has a proven board and management team with a track record of managing operational growth and strategic acquisitions:


Alex Read | Chief Executive Officer / Director

  • 13 years experience in entrepreneurial hyper-growth enterprises such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, You Move Me, WOW! and other franchise businesses
  • Alex brings a wealth of international business and leadership experience having worked in several countries including the United Kingdown, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain and Canada
  • Recently completed a turnaround and sale of a distribution focused manufacturing business, and previous business restructuring experience through a senior leadership role at American Express
  • Awarded “40 under 40” award by Business in Vancouver in 2007
  • Currently the Global Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), “Global Student Entrepreneurs Award” (GSEA), and past Regional Director for the Canadian region of EO

Brian Levinkind | Chief Financial Officer

  • Over 20 years experience as a Chartered Accountant (now CPA), both public & private. Brian has been involved in the planning, structuring and implementation of numerous financings, mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations
  • Former equity partner at Grant Thornton LLP in Canada, specializing in tax and mergers and acquisitions. Brian has also held management positions at HSBC and KPMG
  • Extensive Chief Financial Officer experience in the healthcare and clean energy sectors

Paul Condon | Executive Vice President, Products / Director

  • Experienced in development of yoga specific products (former CEO of Shakti Apparel LLC and directorship at Breathe Yoga)
  • Over 10 years of experience in online business, both business to business and business to consumer
  • Proven results in operations with focus on increasing efficiencies to maximize profit margins


Hamed Shahbazi | Independent Director

  • Hamed Shahbazi founded TIO Networks (TSXV:TNC) as a kiosk solution provider in 1997 and has transitioned TIO Networks into a multi-channel payment solution provider specializing in bill payment and other financial services. TIO Networks was acquired by PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) for $304 million in February 2017
  • Has extensive strategic M&A experience through TIO Networks and was one of the first investors in BroadbandTV. Hamed is a passionate advocate of impact entrepreneurship where new companies aim to doing well by doing good, which he promotes as the role of an “Impactreneur”. He regularly mentors founders and entrepreneurs of early stage companies
  • The Cantech Letter named Mr. Shahbazi the TSX Venture Tech Executive of the Year and TIO Networks the TSX Venture Tech Stock of the Year for its performance in 2014
  • He was recognized with the Hall of Fame award in 2013 for his “distinguished service” to the kiosk industry by KIOSK.COM. Business in Vancouver Magazine also named Mr. Shahbazi one of the prestigious 40 Under 40 in 2001

Ken Cawkell | Independent Director

  • Member of the BC Bar Association, and co-founder of Cawkell Brodie LLP for the last 30-years
  • For over 25 years, he has been involved in various industries within public, private and venture capital
  • He is also a founder of Neurodyn Life Sciences Inc., a private biotech company focused on developing natural based products to treat Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

Peter Maclean | Independent Director

  • Has spent most of the last 30 years working as a director for several public companies
  • Has played a significant role in raising more than $100 million of equity capital
  • Originally Peter is an economist by training, having received his MA (economics) from New Brunswick University and briefly working for the New Brunswick Provincial Government


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