Chuck Rifici is a pioneer of the North American cannabis industry having created and managed opportunities that have positively impacted the Canadian landscape.
Chuck has founded and been involved in the creation of some of Canada’s largest and most successful cannabis efforts. He is best known for having founded Canopy Growth Corporation (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.) and building it into 500,000 square feet of thriving cannabis grow capacity as its CEO.
In 2017, along with Canadian cannabis industry leaders, Chuck created Wheaton Income the first cannabis streaming company in the world. Wheaton’s streaming partners include production from across Canada coming from partners comprised of licensed producers of cannabis and late-stage applicants. Wheaton’s mandate is to facilitate real growth for their streaming partners by providing them with financial support and sharing their collective industry experience.
Chuck is also the Founder and CEO of Nesta Holding Co., a private equity firm that creates wide ranging partnerships and brands within the cannabis industry, and Chairman of National Access Cannabis, a care centre chain helping patients access the Canadian federal medical cannabis program.
Chuck is a chartered professional accountant (CPA). He obtained his MBA from Queen’s University and holds a BASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa.