Canada-based cannabis beverage and edibles firm Sproutly has hired Bryan Semkuley as President.
Semkuley is a seasoned executive with over 30+ years experience leading global innovation and marketing teams for Fortune 200 companies including Kimberly-Clark, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Labatt.
He will focus on the execution of the Company’s strategic objectives, development of its operational plan, and will work to tie in the different vertical divisions of sales, marketing, product innovation, operations, and branding to deliver top-line growth.
Semkuley has extensive experience in building new and existing brands and businesses.
Prior to joining Sproutly, Mr. Semkuley was Vice President, Global Innovation/Industrial Sector at Kimberly-Clark, a $19B NYSE-listed American multinational consumer packaged goods company focused on personal care products.
Before joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Semkuley spent over 25 years at Anheuser-Busch InBev, a $130B NYSE-listed beverage company, and Labatt as Vice President Global Innovation, Vice President Global Brand Marketing, and Vice President Marketing, amongst other roles.
“Bryan brings significant experience in branding, marketing, sales, and most importantly global product innovation and expertise from recognized multinational consumer packaged goods and beverage companies.”
Keith Dolo, Sproutly
“We are pleased that Mr. Semkuley has chosen to join the leadership team of Sproutly as President,” said Keith Dolo, CEO and Chairman of Sproutly.
“Bryan brings significant experience in branding, marketing, sales, and most importantly global product innovation and expertise from recognized multinational consumer packaged goods and beverage companies.
“Our ability to continue executing on our business objectives, defining our competitive advantages, and attracting top talent to our management team and board of directors further validates our commitment to becoming a leading cannabis company with a clear focus on the beverage category,” he concluded.
“Bryan’s experience leading R&D, marketing and product innovation teams of more than 70 plus key staff, specifically focused on new product development, new global revenue streams, and creating brands that win, will provide value through Sproutly’s continual advancement to become a leader in cannabis beverages and formulations,” said Keith Dolo.
Semkuley added: “I look forward to joining the Sproutly team and building the business during a very exciting time for the industry. Building new brands and businesses has been a passion of mine. I look forward to future success of Sproutly, especially with our exciting technologies.”
The appointment is subject to customary approvals of the Canadian Securities Exchange.Cannabis Business Worldwide