Los Angeles, CA and Saint John, N.B. (May 11, 2018) – Civilized Worldwide Inc. (Civilized) is pleased to announce Mark Goldhar as newly appointed chief financial officer. Goldhar is a proven financial professional with a strong background helping to lead quick and aggressive growth for numerous organizations. He will be supporting fundraising activities through the development of capital raising strategies, and a key advisor and thought leader alongside Civilized’s CEO, President and Board of Directors.
“I’ve been in a senior financial role raising capital and providing strategic advice for startups in the finance, digital media and cannabis industries,” says Goldhar. “I’m a strong supporter of the work Civilized is doing and look forward to bringing my knowledge to bear on its current growth trajectory.”
Goldhar was the chief financial officer for Robinson’s Cannabis, a licensed cannabis producer of dried cannabis for medical use. He raised millions of dollars in debt financing for the company and helped secure its recent acquisition by Cannabis Wheaton. He is also financial advisor for Panag Pharma, a Canadian based bio-tech company developing cannabinoid-based, non-addictive, over-the-counter topical pain cream for the treatment of pain and inflammation.
“As a strong financial leader, Mark’s focus is on the big picture and his experience in both the finance and cannabis industries is a winning combination,” says Derek Riedle, CEO and Publisher of Civilized. “We’re in a growth stage, and Mark will be driving strategic initiatives as the business scales. We’ll be leveraging his deep understanding of successfully growing businesses in this market.”
Goldhar is a chartered accountant and partner of Cambridge Accounting Services of Halifax, N.S. He has 15 years of comprehensive experience in business planning, accounting and taxation, and corporate finance. He has worked as chief financial officer in a wide range of industries including technology, finance brokerage, natural resources and marketing.
Born and raised in Toronto, he attended Dalhousie University in Halifax and began his accounting career at Grant Thornton.
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