Next Level Management
Next Level represents a team of proven business builders, scientists, technology experts, and product developers.
David Weinkauf, Founder & CEO, Director
Mr. Weinkauf is a strategic businessman who has been working in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and functional brands market for the last 3 years, and in the IP/patent space for the last 4 years.
As a self starter he has been involved in numerous private and public entities focused on identifying unique opportunities, investment, strategic development and growth of those companies. In addition to having been involved in roughly $3.0 Billion in real estate development and transactions, David has founded current start-ups in disruptive technologies, is the inventor of a number of products under multiple provisional patent applications in the U.S., and volunteers his time to noteworthy causes.
David has been a co-founder and past director of a U.S. publicly traded cannabis company and currently is a co-founder and director of 3 Canadian public companies. He holds a B.Comm. from the University of Calgary, is recognized as Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 alumni, and was nominated for Canada’s top 40 under 40 during his career.
Anthony Zelen, Business Development, Director
Mr. Zelen is a serial entrepreneur who has over 27 years of experience in finance, Investor relations, sales, and corporate development. Since 2006 he has been the owner and president of Senergy Communications Capital Inc., which has focused on the public markets and is involved in investor relations, public relations, social media and strategic marketing for the technology, cannabis, pharmaceutical, mining and oil & gas sectors.
Anthony has served as officer and director of at least 16 publicly listed companies over the last 27 years. His business activities within the venture capital arena enabled him to establish a network of angel investors, family offices, accredited investors, and investment banking contacts throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Over the last 27 years Anthony has been involved in no less than a dozen startups including such companies as Diitalk Communications and Blockchain Intelligence Group.
Mark Scott, CTO, Director
With a background in computer science, Mr. Scott founded and ran a technology and automation company for 13 years. His company, New Space Technologies, won several international awards for innovation and best practices.
In 2016 he was encouraged to explore technologies in the cannabis industry.
In 2017 he founded Activated Nano, a food science company focused on the cannabis edibles market. Their first product, SureNano, was selected by global food ingredients supplier, Caldic, and has been launched in 2020 in North America under a manufacturing and distribution agreement.
Mark continues to drive innovation and growth for Activated Nano while looking to expand his involvement in consumer products for the cannabis and the emerging psychedelics industry.
Ryan Cheung, CFO
Mr. Cheung is the founder and managing partner of MCPA Services Inc. and a chartered professional accountant located in Vancouver, BC.
Leveraging his experience as a former auditor of junior venture and resource companies, Ryan serves as a director and officer or consultant for public and private companies, providing financial reporting, taxation and strategic guidance.
Ryan has been an active member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (formerly Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia) since January 2008.
He holds a diploma in accounting from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce in international business from the University of Victoria.