Our team has a proven history of execution and leadership in business. True Leaf Chairman Michael Harcourt is a former Premier of British Columbia: CEO Darcy Bomford has three decades of experience in executive management and a 25-year history of manufacturing and marketing pet products throughout the USA and Canada. The remaining team has industry experience in finance, manufacturing and retail distribution. In addition, the marketing team brings vast knowledge and experience in branding, ecommerce and social media
Chairman - Former Mayor of Vancouver and Premier of BC. Chair of UBCʼs Regional Sustainability Council. Appointed by Prime Minister to National Round Table on the Environment and Economy. Federally appointed BC Treaty Commissioner. Chaired Prime Ministers Advisory Committee for Cities and Communities. Order of Canada Recipient
Chief Executive Officer - Three decades of executive management experience and founder/CEO of Darford International Inc., formerly a TSXV publicly traded company with a 25-year history of manufacturing pet products in three federally inspected plants throughout the USA and Canada. Highly adept at building brands through corporate vision, strategy and the successful development of relationships with team members and strategic partners.
CPA, CA: Chief Financial Officer - Former senior audit partner with Ernst and Young. 35 years of experience providing audit, accounting, taxation and general business advice to a wide range of clients. Significant experience auditing public companies and assisting with their initial public financing.
Roland (RJ) Busch, CD, Operations + Compliance Manager – A 21-year Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, with over thirty years of operational leadership. RJ specializes in producing efficient and effective processes and systems, improving business structures with systematic optimizations, emphasizing innovation and creativity in resolving complex problems. RJ is energetic and results-focused with success in developing and leading diverse teams to achieve outstanding results.
Quality Control Analyst - With over 9 years of experience in the pet food industry and a Masters in sniffology, Molly ensures top notch quality throughout product lines by implementing extensive tests to meet or exceed requirements in product density, smell and overall flavour. Molly is a crucial member of our team and also increases workplace morale through physical contact.
Controller - Swiss-born with 35 years finance, accounting and management experience in wholesale, retail, manufacturing and health science industries in both private and public companies. Ruth has a natural talent for networking and a strong ability to establish and build long-term relationships.
Corporate Communications, Director - Spent the last 10 years working on corporate communications with two publicly traded companies: Zimtu Capital Corp. and Commerce Resources Corp. Involved with successful capital raises totaling over 70 million dollars. Strong working relationships with contacts in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia.
IT & Design Manager - With over 8 years experience in web design, technology and interactive media, Dayton is an expert in creative concepts, conceptualization, design, creation and maintenance of online services and problem solving to improve efficiency and productivity with automation.
B.Mgmt, Sales & Marketing Manager - With over 10 years of retail and customer service experience as well as experience with working on large multi-million dollar projects; Megan specializes in providing sales and marketing support to the team. She received her Bachelors of Business Management from UBC which lends a hand to her excellent leadership ability, project management skills, , and marketing knowhow.
B.Sc. ND., Director - A Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Vernon B.C., he is a graduate of UVic and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty at UBC Okanagan, the University of Bridgeport, the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine and the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. He is regularly invited to lecture at colleges and medical conferences worldwide.
VP of Sales - With 11 years at The Iams Company, John led a team through year-over-year double-digit growth for the entire decade. As Vice President of Sales for Midwest Home for Pets, John led a professional sales team for another 10 years, resulting in a dominant market share for the company in the crate business. John was then instrumental in launching a new line of super-premium pet foods under his tenure at Darford International from 2010-2012.
Work-life Balance Specialist - With over 1 year of experience in DHR (Dog/Human Relations), Piper brings enthusiasm, energy, and fun to all those around her. She may be young, but she is able to skillfully read each person and know when they need a little extra attention. Piper also lends a hand to Molly, our Quality Control Analyst, through critical product testing and analysis.
Principal of Breakthrough Communications - Award winning journalist and PR strategist recognized by the Vancouver Sun as one of the 20 most prominent British Columbians on the Internet. Formerly Western Editor of the Globe and Mail, Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun and host of CBC’s Early Edition.