Tree Of Knowledge
International Corp.
About Us

A Real BioMedical Company

Our company is focused and driven on science-based research and product development, processing and manufacturing of high-quality cannabinoid products. We have downstream products that include medical, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, beverages, food and veterinary products, derived from Cannabis and Hemp. Our group of expert intellectual talents covers the field of education, research, evidence-based product development, GMP manufacturing, quality production and packaging with the most extensive access to patients and international markets. Research for developing new formulations and methods of delivery along with providing best practices educations are the highlights of our team.

Board Of Directors

Jean-Paul Gaillard


Incredible business success with notable, international companies: created the Marlboro Classics brand for Phillip Morris Europe, serving as marketing manager; created the worldwide market segment and business model for high-margin single-serve coffee for Nestle Nespresso, serving as CEO. Experience in FMCG, consumer durables, fashion, luxury, aerospace, health, technology, and M&A. BA in Business Administration, Lemania School of Business, Switzerland; MBA in Business Administration, UCLA; additional studies in general management, International Institute for Management Development.

Dr. Kevin Rod


Certified Family Physician credentialed in Chronic Pain Management by the Canadian and American Academies of Pain Management. Chair of Credentialing at the Canadian Academy of Pain Management; served as executive member of the Ontario Medical Association Section of Chronic Pain for ten years; Course Contributor at Harvard Medical School's Department of Continuing Medical Education and Member of the Postgraduate Association; Founder of Toronto Poly Clinic, a leading specialty pain clinic. Dr. Rod has received awards of excellence from University of Toronto, Ontario College of Family Physicians and certificate of recognition on behalf of the Prime Minister of Canada for his clinical and educational activities.

Michael Caridi


Proven record for building start-up companies into national successes. Chairman of MAJIC Development Group LLC. Involved in $100 million development projects, construction for many Fortune 500 clients and retailers. Experience in business development consulting, biotech industry consulting, and a diverse mix of independent business ventures: residential and commercial property ownership, restaurants, state mortgage banking enterprise, ship salvaging/dismantling, hotels, security services, magazine publishing, and alcohol/non-alcoholic import and export.

Gary Prihar


Gary began his career with Grant Thornton and Cinnamon Jang Willoughby as an audit practitioner working with clients in both Canada and the United States. Gary is responsible for operational change management, including improving and developing business processes and performance management through key performance indicators within the Company. Gary holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

George Barakat


Co-founder/CEO of Jack Nathan Health Inc., which provides turnkey medical and dental clinics within Walmart, cultivating the company from a lean startup to a global leader in healthcare services over 2 million patients across Canada. Co-founder and CEO of Mass Med Media, a digital media company that helps brands engage consumers in a large Canadian retail environment.

Scott Reeves


Partner at TingleMerrett LLP law firm. Corporate and securities counsel to numerous Canadian and International public and private corporations, including a large number of issuers active in the North American cannabis industry. Wide experience in private and public debt and equity offerings, corporate acquisitions of both assets and shares, corporate structuring and debt financing. Extensive experience assisting issuers intending to list and operate on Canadian stock exchanges. BA of Commerce and BA of Laws, University of Alberta. Executive member of the Advisory Board, TSX Venture Exchange.

Scientific Board

Christopher Kaplan

Partner in Cajetan, LLC, Cajetan is an independent global health care consulting firm working with companies to deliver better value for patients. Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Commercial leadership of >$5.5B portfolio of primary care and specialty products.

Dr. Kevin Rod

Dr. Rod has a special interest in developing new formulation and delivery methods for targeted cannabinoid treatments. He has developed research and educational programs in this area. Dr. Rod is currently collaborating with multiple major universities on medical cannabis related research and development projects.

Dr. Michael Smatt

Director and Founder of the Madison Avenue Chiropractic Center since 1980. Also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Health Corps, working with founder Dr. Mehmet Oz to bring our youth education on exercise, nutrition, and mental resilience.

Advisory Board

Rino Adamo An experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Expertise in business development professional skills including negotiation, business planning operations management, analytical skills, and sales. Currently COO at SGSC Corp.; previously CEO of the largest recovery processor for Construction and demolition debris in the greater Toronto area. BA in Accounting and Business Management, Ryerson University.

Joy Beckerman President of Hemp Ace International, an industrial hemp consulting and brokerage firm. Industrial Hemp Advisor to the Northwest Farmers Union. Served as Secretary of the Vermont Hemp Council. Recipient of the National Hemp Industries Association's 2014 Hemp Activist of the Year Award. Works directly with law-and policy-makers.

Jack Brewer Former NFL Player, CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc. an industry agnostic holding company with assets ranging numerous sectors. Through TBG's multi-faceted subsidiaries, Brewer Capital Management, Brewer Sports International and Brewer Associates Consulting. Brewer provides investment advisory and business development services to clients spanning the globe.

Carlton M. Higbie, IV A successful entrepreneur, author, and former U.S. Navy SEAL. With 15 years of experience leading and managing organizations operating in sensitive and complex environments in the public and private spheres.

Brian Main Co-Founder of Tree of Knowledge, Inc. Since 2011, working with investment groups, lobbyists, and securities attorneys in the medical marijuana and industrial hemp industry. Nominated as the Gold Star Founder of the International trading platform Marijuana SX and its affiliates, Cannabis SX and Hemp SX

Management Team

Jean-Paul Gaillard - Chief Executive Officer


Michael Caridi - Director of Business Development

Brian Main - Director of Formulation Strategy

Ebby Farzandeh - Chief Technology Officer

Silvio Stefanelli - Director of Operations, Europe