Brendan Kennedy has served as our Chief Executive Officer and member of our board of directors since January 2018. He has also served as CEO and member of the board of directors of our subsidiary, Tilray Canada Ltd., since 2013. Brendan served as the Executive Chairman and member of the board of directors of Privateer Holdings, a private investment firm focused exclusively on the cannabis industry, since he founded it in October 2011. Prior to founding Privateer Holdings, Brendan served as the Chief Operating Officer of Silicon Valley Bank Analytics from 2010 to 2011 and Managing Director from 2006 to 2010. Brendan is highly qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his vital role as a founder and CEO of our company and his extensive background and knowledge of our industry.
Brendan Kennedy holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MS in Engineering from the University of Washington and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Before joining Tilray in 2019, Rita most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Diageo North America supporting the transformation of the U.S. business and implementing strategic HR initiatives and models. Rita’s appointment represents Tilray’s commitment to the long-term growth and success of the people within the organization. She oversees the synchronization of the company’s growing global team and recruitment of talent all over the world.
Rita Seguin attended the University of Windsor where she received her BA.
Prior to joining Tilray, Dara most recently served as Vice President and Senior Counsel for Coca-Cola North America and held several leadership roles in the legal division during her 18 years at The Coca-Cola Company. In her role as Tilray General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Dara oversees the strategic global growth of Tilray and all its subsidiaries with the legal team and works cross-functionally with all teams within the organization.
Dara Redler attended Duke University School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor, Law, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she received her B.S., Marketing and the University of Pennsylvania to obtain her B.A., International Studies.