Experience - Special Skills

Why us: Because experience matters! Led by David Hyde, the most prolific licensing and security consultant in the regulated cannabis industry, this team of experts has delivered trusted advice and proven results to the legal cannabis sector since 2013.

The original team came together under the David Hyde & Associates banner, working with over two-thirds of Canadian licence holders between 2013 and 2019. Our team has remained on the forefront of licensing and security compliance through three iterations of Cannabis Regulations in Canada and subsequently in 19 countries with legal cannabis regimes across the globe.

In addition to David Hyde’s hands-on mentorship, the team is led by Paul Kourie, who honed his skills in the high efficiency automotive manufacturing field before becoming Plant Manager for a large Licensed Producer and Operations Lead for the Licensing and Security Compliance Divisions of both David Hyde & Associates and 3Sixty Secure.  

When David and Paul launched CannaNavigators in 2019, they re-formed much of the original team and added exceptional new talent to expand the Company’s service offerings. Today’s diverse consulting team – including Maria, Tamara, Steve, Barry, Jenn, Alex, Rob, Roshan and their sub-teams – draw from experience in the cannabis industry, regulatory compliance, law enforcement, quality management, automotive engineering, professional/international security and other disciplines that come together to provide clients with the differentiated service they’ve become accustomed to.

Drawing from such a diverse talent pool within our team allows us to offer an equally diverse range of services that have evolved with the needs of the cannabis industry. Traditional services such as licence applications, compliance audits, site assessments and Health Canada communications have been expanded to incorporate M&A/restructuring consulting, operational efficiency/cost saving audits, acquisition due diligence and global cannabis consultations.

With over 8 years experience, 1,450 global cannabis licensing consultations, 400+ licence applications 200+ cannabis facility site audits and over 130 video evidence packages under our belt, our clients regularly refer to us as the cannabis industry’s most experienced “Problem Solvers”.

The CannaNavigators team is laser focused on what our clients need to succeed. Making sure nothing is overlooked and Navigating your company in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible, no matter where you are in your business lifecycle the CannaNavigators team is all you need to succeed!

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Team Bio

Because Experience Matters

With over 8 years experience, 1,450 global cannabis licensing consultations, 400+ licence applications 200+ cannabis facility site audits and over 130 video evidence packages under our belt, our clients regularly refer to us as the cannabis industry’s most experienced “Problem Solvers”.