July 17, 2023 – iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (“iAnthus” or the “Company“) (CSE: IAN) (OTCPK: ITHUF), which owns, operates and partners with regulated cannabis operations across the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Proud as Chief Executive Officer and Director on the Board of Directors (the “Board“) of the Company, effective immediately.
“The Board believes Richie is the ideal CEO to lead iAnthus’ next chapter of growth and innovation. Richie has a proven track record of execution, operational excellence, and developing teams that drive results. He’s a world class leader with deep seated industry expertise. We have every confidence Richie will make a transformational impact on the Company and take it to new levels,” said Mich Mathews-Spradlin, Chairwoman of iAnthus.
Richard was most recently the Executive Vice President of Revenue for Curaleaf, a multi-state cannabis operator, where he was responsible for managing the revenue and inventory strategies across Curaleaf’s businesses, including retail and wholesale. Prior to Curaleaf, Richard served as Vice President of Merchandise Planning, Allocation and Product Strategy for Groupe Dynamite, an international female fashion apparel company, and Senior Director of Merchandise Planning for both American Signatures, Inc., a leading furniture retailer in the United States, and Abercrombie & Fitch Co., an international fashion apparel company. In these roles, Richard was primarily responsible for leading financial, inventory and logistical strategies for all retail outlets, including brick and mortar stores and e-commerce.
“I am thrilled to step into the roles of director and CEO at this pivotal time for our Company. My successful experiences in the cannabis and retail industries position me uniquely to build upon the foundation that exists within iAnthus, including its dispensary footprint, world class brands and most importantly, the exceptional people that work across our businesses. I’m committed to rapidly leveraging these strengths to drive results for our customers,” said Richard Proud.
Effective immediately upon the appointment of Richard as Chief Executive Officer, Robert Galvin’s tenure as the Company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer concluded. Mr. Galvin will continue in his position as the Company’s Interim Chief Operating Officer.
Richard’s control of the Company’s Massachusetts subsidiaries is subject to the approval of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, which remains pending as of the date of this release.
iAnthus owns and operates licensed cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensary facilities throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.iAnthus.com.