Scott Kelly is a Director and Co-Founder of Wetherby Growth PLC, an emerging investment firm focused on funding opportunities in the Global Cannabis Industry. Wetherby makes equity and debt investments and royalty, joint venture and profit-sharing agreements. The experience of Wetherby Growth PLC’s management team and advisors has resulted in critical strategic relationships with the world’s largest medical cannabis companies and financeers which positions Wetherby Growth PLC to co-invest and add value alongside industry leaders.
Scott is an experienced entrepreneur, principal investor and board chair with a demonstrated history of working in the capital markets industry. Scott is a trusted adviser to chief executive officers and management teams and has over 25 years of experience maximizing awareness for public companies in a variety of industries. Scott served as a Director of Newstrike Brands (HIP.V), (formerly Newstrike Resources), from 2013 to 2018, including as CEO of the company from September 2015 to May 2017 and as Executive Chairman until April 2018, where he oversaw a series of financings totaling over C$150 million and led a privately-held licensed producer of cannabis through a highly successful RTO.
Newstrike, recently agreed to a takeover by Hexxo, creating one of the top 5 listed Cannabis Companies on the TSX on closing.
Scott has been a director and investor in many listed companies over his career, and has sat on various Audit, Compensation and Governance Committees. Scott holds a BA from Queen’s University, Canada, and further certification from the Venture Capital Executive Program at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.