The Very Good Food Company Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 22, 2020) - The Very Good Food Company Inc. (CSE: VERY) (OTC: VRYYF) (FSE: 0SI) ("VGFC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Kamini Hitkari as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer. Hitkari brings extensive experience in developing and leading financial strategy in dynamic, hyper-growth industries.
CEO Mitchell Scott commented: "We are excited to welcome Kamini to Very Good Food as we continue to scale operations and expand to the United States. Her experience, combined with her knowledge of the CPG industry and involvement in scaling high-growth companies, will be an important asset as we enter our next phase of growth."
Hitkari has more than 15 years of corporate finance experience and during that time has held progressively senior finance roles with public companies. Most recently, Hitkari served as the Chief Financial Officer of Experion Holdings Ltd., where she led corporate and financial strategy and helped launch Experion's leading brand, Citizen Stash, across Canada, achieving significant revenue growth. Prior to that, she was the Vice President of Strategic Finance with Aurora Cannabis where she was a key contributor in over ten strategic transactions, ranging from $1 million to $2.6 billion, including valuation, risk assessment and integration activities.
Hitkari succeeds Drew Bonnell, who has served as a director of the Company and Chief Financial Officer since 2019 and will remain on the board and continue to serve as Corporate Secretary, strategic advisor and project consultant to the Company.
CEO Mitchell Scott commented: "We are grateful to Drew for his contributions and leadership over the past year during which he was instrumental in the successful completion of our IPO and recent bought deal prospectus offering. Drew joined VGF in July 2019 with a mandate, among other things, to lead us through the going public process. As we are now well underway on our journey as a public company it is a good time for a CFO transition to allow Drew to resume his prior projects".
In connection with her appointment Hitkari has been granted 250,000 options exercisable at a price of $1.68 until September 21, 2025.
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About The Very Good Food Company
The Very Good Food Company Inc. is an emerging plant-based food technology company that designs, develops, produces, distributes and sells a variety of plant-based meat and other food alternatives. Our mission is to employ plant-based food technology to create products that are delicious while maintaining a wholesome nutritional profile. To date we have developed a core product line under The Very Good Butchers brand.
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