VIRCHEW Team and Community

Core Team

LAURA SIMONSON

Founder & CEO

• 25-year Entrepreneur & Business Owner

• Sales & Marketing specialist with a background in business development, venture capital, plant-based nutrition, fitness, events, speaking, real estate, program development

GORD ESPESETH

Founder & COO

• 35-year Entrepreneur & Business Owner

 

• Past owner of successful food production facility overseeing 50 employees

 

• Innovator, inventor (patented), former bush pilot

KIM HOYER

VP Sales & Marketing

• 25-year Sales & Marketing Consultant

 

• Fortune 500 Companies: Cirque du Soleil, Royal Bank, Rogers Communications, Manulife, The Brick, Calgary Flames

ROB HARRISON

Capital Markets Advisor

• 25-year Food Producer Executive & Former President, Neilson Dairy

 

• Oversaw 4 Neilson manufacturing facilities with $700m in revenue

Advisory and Community

VETERINARY ADVISORY

Katherine Kramer, DVM, CVA, DABVP

Manju Arora, DVM, MBA

Tatjana Mirkovic,  DVM, DACVIM

Radica Raj, DVM

John Clark, DVM

Rob Spooner, DVM

 

Gavin Myers, DVM

 

Shuli Krakauer, DVM

INDUSTRY ADVISORY

 

Danny Prefontaine
President, Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre

 

Francisco Aguirre, P.Eng., BAPT, BSc.IE, MBA
LEAN Production Consultant

 

Brenda Davis, RD
Renowned Plant-Based Nutritionist, Keynote Speaker and Virchew Shareholder

 

Rob Harrison
Food Industry Executive, Venture Capital Advisor and Virchew Shareholder

 

Daryl Hatton
Crowdfunding Specialist

 

Andy Parker
Website, E-Commerce and Video Consultant

SHAREHOLDER COMMUNITY

 

The Virchew shareholder community  consists of twelve veterinarians and dozens of awesome people who represent several diverse professions.

 

We’ve exercised our provincial securities exemptions with a goal to create a large community of shareholders with similar values who are committed to the social and financial success of Virchew.

You know that feeling?

That feeling when your dog curls up beside you or gives you a soft lick on the cheek. That feeling when you realize their little heartbeat is always beside you, no matter what. That feeling when you come home from a long, tough day to see that happy face. That feeling when you see pictures of beautiful animals or videos of playful baby goats.

Yeah, that feeling. 

When we commune with dogs (and all animals or nature) we're immediately transported to what really matters - love, peace of mind and compassion. Some of the virtues of life that make it all worth living.

I've committed my life to create foods for our dogs without harming other animals. It's time to honor and feed our companions without involving the lives of other animals or damaging our planet, for their nutritional needs.

Welcome to VIRCHEW.  I can't wait to meet you and your fur love(s)!

Peace, love, dogs,

Laura Simonson, Founder of VIRCHEW 

and Seva, the sassy border collie!

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