In March 2021, Ontario Cannabis Holdings Corp. (Corner Cannabis), merged with Trees Corporation to become a premier national cannabis retailer.
With a respected history in BC, representing one of the province’s most recognizable brands, Trees embodies what it means to be an authentic consumer-centric retailer. Trees provides a comfortable and educational retail experience for all ages, connoisseurs and newbies alike.
In Ontario, Trees owns and operates the Corner Cannabis brand, one of the earliest retailers to become licensed in the province, and one of the most respected. With a large portfolio of stores scheduled to open throughout 2021, Corner Cannabis is destined to become one of Ontario’s largest cannabis retailers.
Co-Founder and CEO
Mr. Conquergood has extensive business and leadership experience spanning strategic consulting, senior management and entrepreneurship. Mr. Conquergood started out his career in strategy and marketing consulting for Fortune 50 companies including telecommunications (AT&T Canada), retail (Shoppers Drug Mart) and banking (Canada Trust). Work included M&A activity, project management, industry analysis and market research. From there he began a career as a senior executive in the heavy equipment (Husky Injection Molding) and retail industries (SDM). While at Shoppers Drug Mart, Mr. Conquergood was Vice President of Strategy and Vice President, Operations for all of Alberta. Mr. Conquergood was also founder and CEO of NewLeaf Cannabis in 2017, at the time Canada’s largest legal cannabis retailer with 25 locations across Alberta. NewLeaf was sold to Meta Growth, a publicly listed company, in 2018. Mr. Conquergood co-founded and acted as CEO of Ontario Cannabis Holdings Corp., which amalgamated with a subsidiary of Trees on March 1, 2021.
Mr. Conquergood has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Queen’s University.
Jeff Holmgren, CPA
Co-founder and CFO
Mr. Holmgren has an extensive background in corporate finance beginning his career at Ernst & Young LLP, where he provided advisory services to a diverse range of private and public companies around the globe. In 2008, Mr. Holmgren left the firm to pursue industry opportunities in the oil and gas sector, serving in various roles of increasing responsibility with numerous oil and gas companies, most notably Progress Energy Trust and as CFO of Westfire Energy Ltd., where he navigated its sale to LongRun Exploration in 2012. In 2013, Mr. Holmgren co-founded Kaisen Energy Corp and served as the CFO until his departure in 2018 when he joined NewLeaf Cannabis as CFO in the early phase of its ascent to becoming one of Canada’s largest cannabis retail companies prior to its sale in September 2018 to High Tide Inc. (Meta Growth Corp. at that time). Mr. Holmgren went on to co-found Ontario Cannabis Holdings Corp., which amalgamated with a subsidiary of Trees on March 1, 2021 where he has continued in his role as Executive Vice President and CFO.
Board Of Directors
READY TO ASCEND
Trees Corporation is proud to have assembled top talent within the Canadian cannabis retail industry, including retail operations, category management, human resources, government and compliance, finance, real estate and construction.
At Trees Corporation, we believe that only through a genuine focus on our customers, we will inevitably create tremendous value for our shareholders.