OUR STORY

Ikänik Farms is a California based, Multi-National Operator who is building a dynamic portfolio of brands, inspired by its passion for health and wellness, action sports, and supported by cultivations and laboratories which operate at medical standard. Through its Colombian operations (Pideka), Ikänik has entered the global pharmaceutical cannabis market and will look to support the European Union and Latin American markets with flower and finished ingredient cannabis oil, produced in its Casa Flores facility. The company made history as the first in Colombia to export THC for commercial sale and the first to export THC to Mexico , legalizing the process in both respective countries, when it was completed. 

 

The company has expanded its product offerings to the hemp CBD space through (Ikänik Life) and will be serving the US and 8 additional countries across Latin America and Europe. Ikänik’s leadership team brings decades of expertise in cultivation, research and development, retail, branding, and corporate finance with the ambition to build the most efficient and iconic “seed-to-sale”, “MNO” Multi-National Operation in the world. Ikänik Farms’ operations are currently located in Colombia and California.

 

OUR VISION

The company was founded with a vision of fusing the worlds of legacy cannabis operators with high performing, conventional business professionals around the world, positioning the company to be a global leader and Multi-National Operator, while remaining dynamic in this ever changing environment.

 

IKANIK FARMS INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT

 

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global footprint SERVING 6 COUNTRIES 

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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CEO/DIRECTOR

BRIAN BACA

Brian is the founder and CEO of IKÄNIK FARMS INC, a 3-time HempCon Cup winner for both concentrates and topicals. Brian brings 16+ years of traditional finance and business experience, with the most recent 10 years specializing in business and commercial banking. Prior to forming Ikänik Farms, Brian has served as Vice President for one of the largest financial institutions in the country.

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PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR

BORJA SANZ

DE MADRID

Borja brings over 15 years experience in emerging markets. Former CEO of inhabit SAS Colombia, a leading import, export company who introduced innovative European construction technology and products to the Latin American market. He is the managing director of BCE investment group and sits on the board of Sanz International Jewelry Group, as a third generation "Sanz", whom serve the Spanish and Moroccan royal families.

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CFO/DIRECTOR

ryan ciucki

Ryan was the former CFO for a global lifestyle brand with $100M in annual sales.  Prior to that he was CFO of a lifestyle retail chain with $70M in annual sales and 78 store locations.  Ryan brings with him 10+ years of senior level management experience with a deep focus on enhancing cash flow, debt retirement, EBITDA expansion, strategic financial, and human resource decisions.

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COO/DIRECTOR

bill keating

Bill Keating brings 25 years of senior management experience in consumer-packaged goods, retail, energy and environmental markets with public and early stage companies. He was President of Laurentian Resources, a consulting business focused on developing and marketing consumer natural products, prior to which he was CEO of Kitchen Cartel Inc, a chain of pop up retail stores. Most notably Bill was Managing Director for Corning Canada Inc.

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SVP OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT

JOE DEVLIN

Joseph M. Devlin is the Senior Vice President of Market Development & External Affairs at Ikänik Farms. Prior to joining Ikänik Mr. Devlin created and then led California’s first municipal office for regulating cannabis. Under his leadership as Chief of Cannabis Policy and Enforcement, the City of Sacramento became a national leader, pioneering industry best practices on social responsibility, security, equity and more. Joe has over 20 years of public policy experience, including tenures with California State Legislature as well as local government.

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VP OF SALES AND DISTRIBUTION

scott mccumber

Prior to joining Ikanik in 2021, Scott built a best-in-class sales team for a California cannabis brand that consistently ranked in the Top 10 in multiple categories per BDSA data. He has over 20 years of experience in the risk management industry, both as a Commodity Trading Advisor and in insurance services where he built and led high-performing sales teams.

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HEAD OF AGRONOMICAL RESEARCH

JAVIER GARCIA

Javier is a PhD of Science with BSc Agronomical engineering.  He brings years of experience in Management and Operations with over 14 years heading up scientific research.  As the Head of the Agronomical department at PIDEKA, he is responsible for the analysis of cannabis strains and researching the effects of each strain.

GENERAL COUNCIL/DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE

ryan kocot ESQ.

Prior to joining IKNK Brands™ , Ryan consulted with cannabis businesses across the entire supply chain in addition to litigating hundreds of criminal cases as a trial attorney. He is the Founder and Chair of the Cannabis Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and has been featured in Forbes, Marijuana Business Daily, and Benzinga.

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/QC

MARTA VEGA

Martha Liliana Vega is a Pharmaceutical Chemist and Specialist in Quality Process Management and Innovation, with more than 22 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  As a Technical Director, Head of Research, Stability and Quality Control, bringing with her extensive experience in Development and Formulation of products for human consumption, veterinary and cosmetic use.

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DIRECTOR OF SOURCING/CULTIVATION

LONNY HADLEY

Lonny brings over 20 years of cultivation experience and 10+ years of dispensary management.  As the Director of Sourcing he is working with many Farms throughout the region to ensure quality and constancy with our products as well as managing our two indoor facilities in California.