David Klein Biography – David Klein Wiki
David Klein (full name David Eric Klein) is Chief Executive Officer of Canopy Growth Corporation. In December 2019, Canopy Growth Corporation announced that effective January 14, 2020, David Klein “has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.”
“Canopy Growth sits at the forefront of one of the most exciting new market opportunities in our lifetime,” Klein said in a statement at the time. “Thanks to the efforts of Mark and the entire team at Canopy Growth, no company is better positioned to win in the emerging cannabis market. I look forward to working with the team to build on the foundation that has been laid, to develop brands that strongly resonate with consumers, and to capture the market opportunity before us. Together we will drive sustainable, industry-leading growth that benefits employees, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.”
He replaced Mark Zekulin, who stepped down from his role as CEO and resigned his seat on the Board of Directors of Canopy effective December 20, 2019. As a founding employee of Canopy Growth (then Tweed Marijuana Inc.), Mark was instrumental in building Canopy into what it is today first in the role of President, then President and Co-CEO, and finally as CEO.
“It has been an incredible six years at Canopy Growth, and I have witnessed the team and Company grow from five people in an abandoned chocolate factory, to thousands of people across five continents,” said Zekulin. “Canopy today is positioned to win with the resources, infrastructure, team, and award-winning culture needed to succeed. It has truly been an honour to be part of building a unique, Canadian success story like Canopy, and I look forward to seeing the Company continue to evolve and grow under David’s leadership.”
Prior to joining Canopy Growth, Klein served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Constellation Brands, where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s finance operations, all mergers and acquisitions, as well as the company’s information technology function. He joined Constellation in 2004 as Vice President of Business Development. He also held roles as CFO, Constellation Europe; SVP, Treasurer & Controller; and CFO, Beer Division. While CFO at Constellation, David was also responsible for corporate strategy and Constellation’s venture organization. As part of that work, David was instrumental in making the first major CPG investment in the Cannabis space with Constellation’s 2017 investment in Canopy Growth. He has served on Canopy’s Board of Directors since November 2018.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from State University of New York at Geneseo and an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
David Klein Age
He was born in 1965.
David Klein Salary
In 2020, Canopy Growth CEO David Klein was the highest compensated CEO in Canada. He received over $45 million in total compensation, with a salary slightly over $280,000. A large portion of his compensation, $33.3 million, was in the form of stock options. Total compensation includes salary, shares and stocks, option-based awards, non-equity incentive plan, pensions, and others.
David Klein Net Worth
David Klein’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million.
David Klein Canopy Growth Email
David Klein Email Address: email@example.com.