We strive to improve lives of those struggling with pain and debilitating conditions, and those simply seeking a greater sense of well being. It follows the ancient concept of Tikun Olam, meaning, “repair the world.” We honor that directive by pioneering medical cannabis research and cultivation that serves patients around the globe.
In 2006 – Tikun Olam became the world’s first organization licenced to produce and distribute medical cannabis to patients with debilitating conditions.
Fourteen years and 20,000 patients later, Tikun Olam extended its mission to the United States, bringing its premium, proprietary cannabis products to select markets throughout the country. We’re continuing that tradition, with our plant-based and sunshine-grown hemp products, meticulously manufactured to the highest standards to support your health.
Chief Executive Officer
Bernie is an active investor in a number of start-ups, including Detroit's Loveland Technolgies and Detroit Bikes. He has served on numerous boards of both listed and unlisted companies as well as many non profits.His career in finance began in 1984 and included roles in Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America with postings in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Moscow. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Bernie co-founded the influential investment bank Troika Dialog.
Prior to joining Tikun Olam, Mr. Gardner and his partners built one of Russia’s most successful telecommunications enterprises, PLD Inc. Through growth and mergers and acquisitions, as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing Metromedia International holding company, Mr. Gardner was responsible for branding, marketing and sales of 39 communications and media companies across 14 countries. He earned a degree in business from the University of Southern California and completed the Accelerated M.B.A. Program at the London Business School.
Chief Revenue Officer
A graduate of American University, Mr. Grebenstein has worked in various healthcare fields. From Mass Immunization and Pandemic Response to Employee Wellness and Medical Devices, Tom's career has been driven by a passion for healing and protecting those most in need.
Head Of Research & Development
Esa got his start working with hemp directly out of College at Charlottes Web, first in manufacturing and then in quality control and analytical testing. After taking an opportunity at Cannasafe, the first ISO accredited cannabis testing lab in California, Esa was responsible for data analytics. Esa has earned two scientific bachelor degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Vice President of Finance
Maria comes to Tikun with a vast level of experience in Finance, Operations, HR and Legal she brings a different view and her own assets to this unique and growing company. Having started her career in International Banking, she then took a leap of faith and spent 20 years in the corporate environment of HP. She then focused on helping new and medium-sized companies grow and excel.
From 1998 to 2012, Mr. Konigsberg worked with Renaissance Capital Group (a global emerging markets financial services group) in various senior management positions. From 2012 to 2017, he advised a range of businesses, including family offices and real estate firms. From 1994 - 1998, Mr. Konigsberg was an associate with Fischbein Badillo Wagner Harding, a major New York law firm. Mr. Konigsberg graduated with a BA from the University of Vermont (1988), and a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (1994) and is a member in good standing of the New York State Bar.
Vice President Strategy & Finance
Oliver Kruze joined Tikun Olam after beginning his career in management consulting, supporting organic and inorganic growth strategies for Fortune500 companies across multiple industry verticals. Oliver is passionate about leveraging the booming cannabis economy for socially equitable value creation and discovering alternative medical therapies. Oliver is a graduate of Dickinson College, a current Venture for America Fellow, and an avid fisherman.
Sabrina graduated from Emory University with degrees in Human Health and Linguistics and is passionate about health education. A Venture for America Fellow, Sabrina joined Tikun in the Fall of 2020 and is focused on making medical cannabis knowledge accessible.
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