Columbia Care Welcomes Derek Watson as Chief Financial Officer

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Watson brings more than 30 years of broad finance and leadership experience NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (CSE: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) (FSE: 3LP) (“Columbia Care” or the “Company”), one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of medical and adult-use cannabis products in the United States, has hired Derek Watson as Chief Financial Officer. Derek brings more than 30 years of finance and leadership experience to the role, including in strategy, investor relations, information technology, tax, treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis, operational improvement, and risk management. “The search for our new CFO was a highly-selective and competitive process. This role is pivotal to our growth and will be the most important leadership position as we navigate what the future holds for banking, investments, and funding in the cannabis industry. We have found the right match in Derek and are thrilled to welcome him on board next week. His decades of experience will serve him well, and his hands-on dedication to collaboration and innovation are exactly what we need in a CFO to take us into the next phase of our company,” said Nicholas Vita, CEO of Columbia Care. “We are extremely grateful to Michael Livingstone for stepping in as interim CFO, and to our entire Finance team for supporting this transition.” Prior to joining Columbia Care, Derek served as the Chief Financial and Commercial Officer at Tastes on the Fly, a private equity-backed, national consumer retail company based in California. He has also held Chief Financial Officer roles at two other consumer companies, Starr Restaurants and Samba Brands, and as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Schindler Elevator, the U.S. subsidiary of Schindler Holding AG (SCHN.SW). Derek began his career at KPMG where he spent 20 years providing audit and…

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