We are inspired by the unconditional love our pets give us every day.
TRUE LEAF was founded on our desire to return that love with natural wellness products that harness the healing power of plants from around the world.
The quality of life company for people and their pets.
Founded in 2013, True Leaf has two operating divisions: True Leaf Medicine Inc. and True Leaf Pet Inc.
True Leaf Med
Launched in July 2013 to become a licensed producer of medicinal cannabis. It has received approval to build its facilities from the Government of Canada. The company’s goal is to provide federally-approved, safe and effective cannabis products that will be sold across Canada.
True Leaf Pet
Established in 2015 to pioneer and market hemp-focused products for the pet industry. The company launched the True Hemp™ product line in Canada, the USA and Europe; becoming the first hemp-based pet product line to be marketed worldwide.
US & Canada
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Bomford is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of True Leaf, a position he has held since the Company’s inception. Mr. Bomford has three decades of pet executive experience, with extensive expertise in marketing, product development and professional manufacturing systems. Prior to founding True Leaf, Mr. Bomford was the Chief Executive Officer of Darford International, a publicly-traded pet food manufacturer which he founded in 1987. During his years with Darford, Mr. Bomford led the construction of three federally inspected production plants in the United States and Canada. Following the acquisition of Darford by Can Am Pet Treats Ltd., Mr. Bomford began focusing his attention on the medical marijuana industry and regulations in Canada as it relates to pet care and wellness. This ultimately led to Mr. Bomford founding TL Medicine, True Leaf’s predecessor company, in 2013.
Executive Vice President
Tenzin has a unique multi-sector profile of leadership in the start up, corporate, government and non-profit sectors. Working in the Office of the Prime Minister, Tenzin was responsible for developing and implementing strategic policy and communications plans for multicultural communities and ethnic media. As a result, Tenzin was recognized as one of the top 60 influencing Canadian foreign policy. Queen's Diamond Jubilee recipient.
KERRY BIGGS, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Biggs has more than 20 years of finance and business experience, most recently with lululemon athletica, where he was Vice President, Treasurer looking after capital markets, liquidity, treasury, insurance and risk activities for the NASDAQ-listed company. Previously, he served as Vice President, Finance at Global Container Terminals where he was responsible for capital markets, risk management, accounting, tax planning, and corporate M&A activities. He also worked in senior finance roles for Finning International and Enbridge, both large publicly traded companies.
Mr. Biggs holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario), a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science degree from the University of Victoria.
Senior Vice-President, Operations of True Leaf Pet
Allen brings over 25 years of extensive experience building and optimizing world-class supply chain networks in the consumer goods industry and leading complex business transformations for global, billion-dollar companies. He most recently served as Vice President, Transformation for Petco, where he is credited with improving profitability through assortment and supplier optimization. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Director at AlixPartners, a leading management consulting firm, Managing Director at Accenture, and Partner at ATKearney.
Vice President, Global Branding
Don Chisholm is a brand and innovation expert with more than 30 years of experience working with brands such as Mike's Hard Lemonade, Vega, and Constellation Brands. Mr. Chisholm is Co-Founder and Innovation Director of True Leaf's branding partner, Dossier, a team that has extensive experience developing commercially successful brands in the health and wellness industry.
Kevin brings over 20 years of experience in consumer-packaged goods (CPG) to True Leaf as well as considerable expertise in accelerating businesses and brands in the pet industry. Prior to joining True Leaf, he served as Vice President, Marketing for Mars Petcare Canada, one of the globe’s leading food manufacturers and the world’s largest pet food company, owning top pet brands such as PEDIGREE®, IAMS® and ROYAL CANIN®. Previously, he was a marketing executive with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Kevin has led teams on consumer and customer insights, strategic planning, marketing, sales strategy, eCommerce and project management functions. He is credited with leading the explosive growth of WHISKAS® and the cat treat brand TEMPTATIONS®, and while at GSK, laying the foundation for the Sensodyne® brand to become the #1 toothpaste in Canada.