Our Story

EVR CBD was founded in 2015 in Spokane, WA with a purpose of creating the finest quality CBD Hemp Oil in the world. It started when co-founder Brian Main began using CBD after a serious car accident. Though skeptical at first, Brian was blown away by the results, realizing that CBD would surely help out many others in similar situations. In May 2015, Brian and his business partner and friend, Michael Caridi founded EVR CBD. EVR CBD now sells CBD Hemp Oil to customers throughout all the states, as well as customers in Europe, South America, and Australia. As the rest of the world comes to realize the benefits of CBD Hemp Oil, EVR CBD hopes to be the world’s most trusted source. The passage of Farm Bill in US created a new era in Hemp CBD trade. TOKI is well positioned to be a leader in this market through it’s high quality CBD products and a well established network of distribution.

Research and Development

Tree of Knowledge International’s Research and Development department is a Canadian based, private healthcare company with two core business segments: The operation of multidisciplinary specialty pain clinics; and Medical cannabis education, research, product development/formulations and best practices The Company’s flagship operating banner is the Toronto Poly Clinic Inc. group of specialty pain clinics. Toronto Poly Clinic has multiple research agreements with major universities on different Medical Cannabis projects for gathering real scientific data, evaluate effects on various diseases and developing new formulation and delivery methods. The recent partnership with the Jack Nathan Medical Inc., that operates 72 clinics in 6 provinces will lead to an affiliate clinic expansion program, and the implementation of a nationwide platform of medical cannabis education, research and best practices, represents new but compelling research and development opportunity for TOKI.

Read More

Clinical Testing

Tree Of Knowledge International is a technology holding, research and development firm, established to take advantage of numerous opportunities. TOKI will take a world leading position in the analytical testing, and development of plant- derived cannabinoid therapeutics through vertically integrated production capability – GMP facility, with Site license and Drug Establishment License to produce cannabis extracts, cosmetic, food and beverages, natural health products, and medications.

Read More

Board Of Directors

Jean-Paul Gaillard
President & CEO

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.

Michael Caridi
Vice Chairman of the Board & Director of Business Development

Proven record for building start-up companies into national successes. Chairman of MAJIC Development Group LLC. Has been involved in $100 million development projects, and 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.

Hon. Ernie Eves
Chairman of the Board & Chief Strategy Officer, Global

Former Premier of the Province of Ontario, prior to which, Ernie Eves was Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance for the province. In the private sector, Mr. Eves has served as Canadian Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor at Credit Suisse; practiced corporate, commercial and real estate law; and acted as counsel for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He currently serves as an advisor, consultant or board member for several North American and International companies.

Peter Saunders
Director of International Business Affairs

Over three decades, has held progressively senior management positions in both public and private companies operating in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare industries. Extensive government and regulatory experience, leading the adoption and implementation of Telehealth Ontario and Clinidata's electronic medical records. Co-founded Oryx Pharmaceuticals Inc. prior to its sale to Sepracor Inc. for ~$70 million USD.

George Barakat
Observer, Board Nominee

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 servicing over 2 million patients across Canada. Co-founder and CEO of Mass Med Media, a digital media company that helps brands engage consumers in large Canadian retail environment.

Scott Reeves
Corporate Legal Counsel

Partner at TingleMerrett LLP law firm. Corporate and securities counsel to numerous Canadian and International public and private corporations, including large number of issuers active in the North American cannabis industry. Wide experience in private and public debt and equity offerings, corporate acquisitions of assets and/or 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 Office 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 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.

John Bonin Over 30 years of senior and executive-level managerial experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Has held leadership positions in many functional areas: business development, operations, export quality and compliance in branded and generic pharmaceutical companies such as UpJohn, AstraZeneca, Genpharm, Immunotech Developments Inc., and Quimica Canada.

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 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.

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.

Management Team

Jean-Paul Gaillard – Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Kevin Rod – Chief Medical Officer

Michael Caridi – Director of Business Development

Brian Main – Director of Formulation Strategy

Peter Saunders – Director of International Business Affairs

Ebby Farzandeh – Chief Technology Officer

Silvio Stefanelli – Director of Operations, Europe

Cliff Henley – Vice President of Operations, USA and South America
Chief Operating Officer, South America

Charita Patamikakorn – Creative Director